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Claims of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in Employment Not Subject to Arbitration – At Least in One Case

[03/18/19]

Posted on March 18, 2019 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

The #MeToo Movement Focuses Attention on Mandatory Arbitration Agreements The #MeToo movement brought attention to the use of private arbitration for claims of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace because employers benefit from the sometimes reduced costs of arbitration by not having to air those disputes in public and before juries of... READ MORE

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#MeToo on the Move: New Sexual Harassment Legislation May Impact Employers

[01/18/19]

Posted on January 18, 2019 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

In the year or so since the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements shined a national media spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, the issue has reached several courts and state legislatures as well. As a result, employers may now be required to take additional action in developing policies and procedures to address sexual harassment,... READ MORE

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Hostile Work Environments Can Be Created by Patients and Other Third Parties, Too

[07/24/18]

Posted on July 24, 2018 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

A recent federal appeals court decision reminds us that employees can bring sexual harassment claims based on the conduct of non-employees, including patients. A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reminds us of that risk. The Facts and Allegations In Gardner v. CLC of Pascagoula, LLC, a nursing... READ MORE

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#MeToo – EEOC Launches a Multi-Pronged Enforcement Campaign Against Seven Employers Around the Country

[06/29/18]

Posted on June 29, 2018 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

As pointed out in prior blog posts—see, for example, this post from 2017 and this 2018 blog post—with the recent #MeToo movement and the sexual harassment allegations that continue to garner media coverage on a national platform, employers across the country should be taking proactive steps to curb sexual harassment and incivility in the... READ MORE

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Hooray for Hollywood. . . Employers, Take Note

[01/12/18]

Posted on January 12, 2018 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

Fresh off the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards, which took place on January 7, mainstream and social media alike are abuzz with Oprah Winfrey’s historic acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Winfrey, the first black woman to receive the prestigious award, brought the crowd to its feet on several occasions during her emotional acceptance... READ MORE

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No Time Like the Present to (Re)Evaluate and Train on Your Sexual Harassment Policy

[11/30/17]

Posted on November 30, 2017 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

In the wake of the salacious Harvey Weinstein allegations, the topic of sexual harassment is making the headlines…again. The Weinstein story followed right on the heels of the various (and seemingly ongoing) harassment-related woes of Fox News, which, in turn, followed on the heels of the developments that came to light on the presidential... READ MORE

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Medical Residency Programs Potentially Liable Under Title IX—For Resident AND Non-Resident Employees!

[08/22/17]

Posted on August 22, 2017 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

As we reported in a previous article, the Third Circuit recently decided in Doe v. Mercy[1] that: 1) the medical residency program of the facility being sued in that case was an “educational program or activity” under Title IX; and 2) the medical resident had standing to sue under Title IX even though the... READ MORE

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