Bias Training Should Reflect EEOC Domestic Violence Guidance

Law360, New York (October 24, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT) -- Employers should update their anti-harassment and discrimination training in light of recent U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance highlighting how employment decisions concerning workers who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking can run afoul of Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act, attorneys said Wednesday.

The EEOC noted in a fact sheet published Oct. 12 that although federal discrimination laws didn't expressly protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, certain treatment of such victims could violate those laws. The guidance...
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