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New Tools to Combat Unlawful Harassment

Hospitality Trendz May 2018

Daniel J. Green, Associate of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, authored an article in Hospitality Trendz, titled “New Tools to Combat Unlawful Harassment.”

Following is an excerpt (see below to download the full version in PDF format):

The ongoing national dialogue continues to focus on the topic of workplace harassment, and employers and owner/operators would be well served to evaluate whether they are using all of the tools at their disposal to minimize the legal and reputational risks associated with a harassment claim. Owner/operators have always needed to strike a balance between overly restrictive workplace rules, which depress employee morale and potentially run afoul of worker rights, and overly permissive workplace rules which allow unprofessional, and potentially illegal conduct, such as sexual harassment. The National Labor Relations Board’s (the “Board”) recent decision in Boeing Co., 365 NLRB No. 154 (2017) dramatically changed the law to remove a major impediment to workplace civility policies and training. The hospitality industry is uniquely well suited to take advantage of this change in the law.

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