sexual harassment in the workplace

Does The So-Called Faragher-Ellerth Defense For Employers Still Exist?

Overview of The Faragher-Ellerth Defense In 1998, the United States Supreme Court weighed in on two landmark decisions in the cases of Faragher v. Boca Raton, 524 U.S. 775 (1998) and Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 524 U.S. 742 (1998). These cases are widely known for establishing a couple of basic legal principles around employer […]

Connecticut Times Up Act

Time’s Up Connecticut!

Do You Have Your Training In Place? You Better! Connecticut’s Governor signed into the laws known as the “Time’s Up Act” now mandating all Connecticut employers with 3 or more employees to give all employees at least 2 hours of training on sexual harassment education.  The law requires all existing employees to have the two […]

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal and Wendy Rhoades Don’t Quite Get Executive Coaching

The Wall Street published a great article discussing the concept of executive coaching and therapy becoming intertwined.  Executive Coaching is a broad term in a billion-dollar industry that isn’t quite what the Wendy Rhoades character depicts in the popular Showtime series Billions in real life.  Coaching is an unregulated field with certifications and education ranging from […]

Something in common

What Do The US Supreme Court and Hate Groups Have In Common?

Recently, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments around whether gender identity should be covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Surprising to some, currently, a person can be treated differently and even fired from their job solely because they are Gay, Lesbian or broadly because an employer does not like […]

My Lyft Ride Today – The State of Workplace Culture in 2019

My Lyft ride today reminded me of how far society and proper workplace behavior are and raised the question as to whether employers are getting the most inexpensive, quick-solution (lower quality) training to check the box or really ensuring they have good thorough training around workplace discrimination and harassment. I want to preface this by […]