Fed. Court Leaders Revamp Plan For Misconduct Complaints

Law360 (September 17, 2019, 6:39 PM EDT) -- In their latest #MeToo-era move, federal court leaders on Tuesday approved a new-and-improved process for addressing employee complaints of sexual misconduct and workplace discrimination.

The revamped plan describes three avenues for resolving complaints of workplace misbehavior and includes further definitions of what constitutes wrongful conduct and discrimination between court employees, including judges.

Speaking after a biannual meeting of the Judicial Conference of the United States, Chief D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland said the updates are an extension of recent conduct rule enhancements and other steps taken since court leaders began a top-to-bottom study of how employee complaints are investigated and resolved....

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