Back in 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decisions in Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth established a requirement that employers must prevent, detect and remedy unlawful harassment.
Yet some employers are apparently still clueless about their obligations. Lawsuits continue to clog up the legal system as employees keep filing sexual harassment cases.
Many of those cases revolve around what happens far from corporate headquarters. On factory floors across America, women still endure sexual harassment. Calendars with pictures of scantily clad women still hang in break rooms.
Employers may have created sexual harassment policies that look good on paper. Those policies are meaningless if the company doesn’t enforce them.
Recent case: Kimberly Hoyle worked for Freightliner as a tractor-trailer assembler. Women make up less than 10% of the company’s workforce. Freightliner adopted a r...(register to read more)