2 Same-Sex Harassment Decisions, 1 Important Lesson

Law360, New York (March 18, 2016, 9:14 AM EDT) -- Ronald W. Taylor

Lillian L. Reynolds A pair of recent federal appeals court decisions aptly illustrate the importance of an effective harassment policy that prohibits same-sex harassment and a prompt and meaningful response to allegations of such behavior. In Smith v. Rock-Tenn Services Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a jury verdict that the employer failed to conduct a good faith investigation and to respond appropriately to complaints of same-sex harassment the jury found to be sufficiently pervasive and severe to support a harassment claim. In Burgess v. Dollar Tree Stores Inc., the U.S. Court of...

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