New EEOC Sexual Harassment Guidance: In this extended interview from Employment Law This Week® (Episode 104: Week of February 12, 2018), Kate B. Rhodes discusses the likely content of new sexual harassment guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The new guidance can be informed by a 2016 EEOC task force report, which issued a few best practices such as more individualized training on anti-harassment and discrimination procedures in the workplace and increased training for front-line managers.
Sessions Reverses DOJ Stance on Title VII: In this extended interview from Employment Law This Week® (Episode 91: Week of October 16, 2017), Kate B. Rhodes discusses a reversal Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued stating that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity. This conflicts with the position of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and some federal court decisions on the matter.