March 22 | 12:00 pm -1:30 pm EST
Prohibiting Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This presentation will explore the different types of sexual harassment claims that may arise, employer liability, and best practices to prevent sexual harassment from occurring.
- Quid pro quo sexual harassment claims, where an employment decision is based upon the submission of the employee to sexual harassment, is prohibited under Title VII.
- Hostile-environment sexual harassment claims, where sexual harassment makes the workplace environment intimidating, hostile, or offensive, is prohibited under Title VII.
- Employer is liable if it knew or should have known about the harassment unless the employer took immediate corrective action.
- Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who file complaints.
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John D. Aspland, Jr. is the Managing Partner of the law firm of FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, P.C. He is a leader in the Litigation practice group, with concentration in general litigation, personal injury, insurance defense, criminal defense, employment litigation, civil rights, and municipal law. Mr. Aspland joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in 2002, became a Partner in 2004, and was appointed Managing Partner in 2016.
Asish (“Ash”) Nelluvely is an Associate in the Litigation practice group at FitzGerald Morris Baker Firth, P.C., with concentration in insurance defense and municipal litigation. She is fluent in the English, French, Hindi, Malayalam, and Urdu languages. Ms. Nelluvely joined FMBF in 2016.