Page is loading...
Print Logo Logo

EEOC to Consider “Best Practices” for Prevention of Workplace Harassment

While most employers likely think of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission first and foremost as an enforcer of federal non-discrimination laws through its charge investigations and litigation, the Commissioners at the EEOC appear to be opening the New Year with a focus on preventative measures. The Commissioners are scheduled to hold a meeting on Wednesday, Jan.14, 2015, to consider the subject of workplace harassment and specifically how employers can prevent and address harassment. The Commission’s meeting at its Washington, D.C., headquarters, which is open to the public, will include a panel of invited speakers from legal and human resources fields. Scheduled to attend, according to the EEOC, are the following individuals:

  • Carol Miaskoff, Acting Associate Legal Counsel, EEOC, Office of Legal Counsel
  • Fatima Goss Graves, Vice President for Education and Employment, National Women's Law Center
  • Patricia Wise, Partner, Niehaus Wise & Kalas Ltd
  • Laudente Montoya, Charging Party/Class Member, EEOC v. Dart Energy Corp. et al.
  • Sean Ratliff, Acting Supervisory Trial Attorney, EEOC Denver Field Office
  • Jane Kow, Employment Lawyer and HR Consultant/Trainer, HR Law Consultants
Whether the meeting will generate substantive follow up in the form of EEOC publications is not yet apparent, but any insights from the EEOC related to preventative and corrective measures for workplace harassment should be welcomed, particularly if they serve to lessen the chances an employer will be hit with a discrimination charge.


12 Days of Handbook Updates: Harassment Policies

December 19, 2023 | Labor and Employment, EEOC, Employment Discrimination, Federal Laws and Legislation

12 Days of Handbook Updates: Pregnancy Accommodations

December 15, 2023 | Labor and Employment, EEOC, Employment Discrimination, Pregnancy

Do You Now Have to Tolerate Profane or Abusive Outbursts by Employees at Work?

May 16, 2023 | Labor and Employment, National Labor Relations Board


Do you want to receive more valuable insights directly in your inbox? Visit our subscription center and let us know what you're interested in learning more about.

View Subscription Center
Trending Connect
We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to use cookies.