Epstein Becker Green’s Annual Workforce Management Briefing was featured in Employee Benefit News, in “The Best Way to Prevent Sexual Harassment at Work? Train Employees,” by Caroline Hroncich.
Following is an excerpt:
Even before reports from The New York Times, The New Yorker and other outlets drew attention to the #MeToo movement, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was focused on workplace sexual harassment prevention — and nearly overwhelmed by the prevalence of the issue, said Victoria Lipnic, acting chair of the EEOC, on Thursday.
Lipnic said that when she joined the EEOC as commissioner in 2010, she was shocked by the number of reports of sexual harassment EEOC received. It is a “continuing, persistent and pervasive problem” in many workplaces, Lipnic said.
“I was so struck by, and really appalled by, how many cases of harassment the EEOC continued to see,” she said speaking at a briefing hosted by law firm Epstein Becker Green.