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A few weeks ago, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held its second public meeting in Los Angeles with a group of experts selected to serve on the EEOC’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace (the Task Force) to discuss innovative steps to prevent workplace harassment. The meeting focused on the belief that if employers develop innovative, proactive measures which can be implemented daily on the ground, the likelihood of later problems or claims can be drastically reduced.

As a result of the EEOC’s and its Task Force’s focus on curbing harassment in the workplace, as illustrated by its press release following the EEOC’s select task force meeting, employers should consider the following:

If questions arise about workplace harassment potential claims or violations, employers should consult with legal counsel immediately.

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