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Labor and Employment Chair Amy L. Bess was recently quoted in a Law360 article detailing what to expect from the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in light of the ongoing #MeToo movement. The article mentions that although the EEOC shows no signs of slowing in the new year in terms of filing discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits against employers, a finalized set of new guidelines on the legal interpretation of harassment and recommended best practices remains incomplete.

Despite the unfinalized guidelines, Ms. Bess notes that the EEOC created two new anti-harassment training programs that should remain popular in 2019. She says the agency is, "really looking for ways to encourage employers to create very compliant and respectful workplaces … under the adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

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To learn more about harassment training sessions offered by Vedder Price Labor & Employment attorneys, and to read recent articles covering the #MeToo movement and workplace sexual harassment issues, please click here, or contact Amy L. Bess, +1 (202) 312 3361, or any Vedder Price attorney with whom you have worked.


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