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EEOC: Sexual Harassment Trends

Earlier this month, the EEOC published its Fiscal Year report for 2018. Many expected to see a significant uptick in sexual harassment cases filed at the EEOC after the emergence of high profile sexual harassment allegations in the media over the last yea…
Many expected to see a significant uptick in sexual harassment cases filed at the EEOC after the emergence …of high profile sexual harassment allegations in the media over the last year. https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-sexual-harassment-trends/

Sexual Harassment

Attorney Daniel Carr will lead a roundtable discussion on how we can profoundly change our approach to sexual harassment in the workplace.
profile sexual harassment complaints has completely changed the public… perception of the persistent problem of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is no longer a silent epi https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/seminar-tbd/

Workplace Investigations and Preventing Harassment

In your job, are you responsible for conducting investigations into employee conflicts? Allegations of harassment? Employee theft? If so, Royal, P.C.’s seminar on workplace investigations is for you. Recent state and federal court decisions underscore …
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/workplace-investigations-and-preventing-harassment/

The #MeToo Movement

The remarkable and persistent resonance of the Me Too movement has left several burning questions in its wake. The undeniable validity and necessity of the progress associated with the movement has also left business leaders scrambling to prepare for and …
monitor and remedy sexual harassment. Even the most vigilant employers…seen a statistically significant increase in sexual harassment claims. In January 2018 https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/metoo-movement/

Non-Disclosure Agreements - the Good vs. the Bad

In the last few years, the Massachusetts state legislature has passed several new laws that drastically affected businesses operating in the Commonwealth, including the Pay Equity Act to the Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act. These new laws have forced many …
ots between the recent flood of high profile sexual harassment cases and this bill. Many of the highest pro…file sexual harassment cases are believed to have occurred because https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/non-disclosure-agreements-good-vs-bad/

Sexual Harassment: The Watershed Moment

On Thursday, Royal attorney Daniel Carr led a roundtable discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace
profile sexual harassment complaints has completely changed the public… perception of the persistent problem of sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment is no longer a silent ep https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/sexual-harassment-watershed-moment/

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

profile sexual harassment complaints has completely changed the public… perception of the persistent problem of sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment is no longer a silent ep https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/sexual-harassment1/

Employers Beware! Lack of Action Leads to Liability

Employers should be aware of a large sexual harassment settlement in Arizona. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Arizona Civil Rights Division of the Attorney General’s Office (ACRD), filed suit on behalf of numerous female emplo…
Employers should be aware of a large sexual harassment settlement in Arizona.  U.S. Equal Employmen… alleging extreme sexual harassment and retaliation between 2006 and 2012.  The https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/employers-beware-lack-action-leads-liability/

The Ever Expanding Risks of Office Romance

Most employers have long recognized the risks associated with romantic relationships in the office. Office relationships, particularly the dissolution of office relationships, can lead to sexual harassment claims, retaliation claims and/or an uncomfortabl…
can lead to sexual harassment claims…s need to take all complaints about possible sexual harassment https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/ever-expanding-risks-office-romance/

Does Witnessing Sexual Advances Give Claim to a Sexually Hostile Work Environment?

The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently allowed a wrongful termination lawsuit to proceed in a situation where the Plaintiff was not even the alleged victim of harassment. A former employee of…
ntiff reported the relationship as a form of sexual harassment https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/does-witnessing-sexual-advances-give-claim-sexually-hostile-work-environment/

Amy B. Royal Receives Recognition as a New England Super Lawyer, 2016

Royal, P.C., the woman-owned, boutique, management-side labor and employment law firm is pleased to announce that Amy B. Royal, Principal and Founding Partner of the firm, has been honored by her selection as one of New England’s Super Lawyers and has bee…
law including employment discrimination and sexual harassment https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/community/amy-b-royal-receives-recognition-new-england-super-lawyer-2016/

10 Tips on How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation

On October 13, 2016, Royal, P.C. held a workshop on 10 Tips on How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation.
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/10-tips-how-conduct-workplace-investigation/

Cat's Paw Theory of Discrimination Adopted by the Second Circuit

Employers in Connecticut, Vermont, and New York beware: just this week, the federal appeals court which covers your states adopted the theory of cat's paw discrimination in the context of Title VII claims. Employers in other states should be equally conce…
he reported the female employee for sexual harassment to Human Resources and submitted text messag…male employee reported the male employee for sexual harassment to HR. By that time https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/cats-paw-theory-discrimination-adopted-second-circuit/

Ailes Case Reinforces the Need to Have Policies in Place

“I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago . . . sometimes problems are easier to solve” that way. This statement is one of several sexually charged statements former Fox News host, Gretchen Carlson alleges were made by form…
she was subjected to sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. In addition… P.C. authored an article on sexual harassment in the workplace illustrated by the recent l https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/ailes-case-reinforces-need-have-policies-place/

Court Holds Denying Employee’s Request to Rescind Resignation May be Retaliatory

In a recent opinion involving a Louisiana housing authority, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an employer’s refusal to allow an employee to rescind her resignation may be sufficient to support a claim of retaliation. The housing authority had…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/court-holds-denying-employees-request-rescind-resignation-may-be-retaliatory/

Connecticut Adds Interns to Its Anti-Discrimination Laws

On October 1, 2015, Connecticut became the sixth jurisdiction to prohibit discrimination against unpaid interns, joining Oregon, California, Illinois, Washington D.C., and New York. While this list is relatively short, it has grown significantly since Or…
and explicitly prohibits sexual harassment of interns or people seeking an internship.  https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/connecticut-adds-interns-its-anti-discrimination-laws/

Federal Agency Proposes New Sex Discrimination Guidelines to Apply to Federal Contractors

Companies that contract with the Federal Government should be aware of new proposed regulations that may affect the way they run their businesses under current sex discrimination regulations. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Co…
sexual harassment https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/federal-agency-proposes-new-sex-discrimination-guidelines-apply-federal-contractors/

An Employment-law Checklist: The New Year Is the Perfect Time for an Audit of Your Practices

As the new year approaches, employers would be wise to include in their resolutions efforts to ensure compliance with the myriad employment laws affecting their business, including those related to sick leave, disability discrimination, sexual harassment,…
sexual harassment https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/employment-law-checklist-new-year-perfect-time-audit-your-practices/

Trick, Treat, or Termination: Halloween in the Workplace

Halloween is traditionally a night of costumes, candy, fun, and fright. But for employers this holiday can easily mean trouble. Whether it is just employees getting festive at work or your business has a designated Halloween party, the potential Hallowe…
have the potential of leading to sexual harassment against that employee or others feeling unco https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/trick-treat-or-termination-halloween-workplace/

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