Comment While You Can

EEOC Preparing to Adopt New Harassment Guidance

By Beth Ann Lennon

The EEOC recently issued new proposed Guidance regarding how EEOC investigators should process charges of discrimination alleging harassment. The new Guidance describes heightened requirements for employers seeking to rely on their anti-harassment policies and reporting procedures to avoid liability. Many of the EEOC’s “suggestions” illustrate the agency’s disconnect from the realities most employers face. If you have concerns about these new requirements, you may submit your comments directly to the EEOC before the Guidance is formally adopted. But act fast – the comment period closes March 21, 2017. Comments can be submitted here.