#MeToo 2.0: A Guide to Help Navigate New Workplace Harassment Laws

CATEGORY: Authored Articles
CLIENT TYPE: Public Employers, Public Safety
PUBLICATION: Western City Magazine
DATE: Oct 07, 2019

This article highlights some of the major legislative changes affecting employees in the workplace and suggests best practices to protect your agency and create a harassment-free workplace. The #MeToo movement exposed the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace. As a result, society is changing how it views and responds to allegations of sexual harassment — and the California Legislature enacted important changes to the law on sexual harassment and discrimination that took effect this year. The #MeToo movement has made everyone more aware of sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers want to ensure that they have a harassment-free, healthy, collegial workplace for their employees and also want to be sure they implement policies to lessen liability when allegations of harassment surface.

This article was originally published in Western City magazine – a monthly publication provided by the League of California Cities.  To read the full article, please visit Western City’s website here.