Georgia’s Judiciary has Established an Ad Hoc Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Judicial Branch of Government

As head of Georgia’s judiciary, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced he has established an “Ad Hoc Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Judicial Branch of Government.” The Committee is charged with gathering research, examining and evaluating best practices, and encouraging all classes of Georgia courts and court councils to establish policies to prevent […]

Public Employers Turn Attention to Addressing Harassment Complaints

No doubt, recent developments and media articles have captured everyone’s attention. Highlights of recent developments in Georgia: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s recent executive order regarding the state’s sexual harassment training program sets up new training requirements for state employees and managers. Governor Kemp made the state’s inspector general’s office the ultimate repository for complaints. The […]

New Year’s Resolution: Improve Employment Practices

If one of your resolutions is to improve employment practices, this may be the year to consider an Employment Law Advice & Counsel Hotline Retainer Program. ELS offers an “Employment Advice & Counsel Hotline” retainer program to assist clients with routine HR legal matters. ELS focuses on serving business clients and we understand the demands and often […]

Expedited Review of Proposed Reduction in Force (RIF)

Reduction in force checklists are plentiful, but what happens if you have some concerns and are under pressure to produce your proposed plan for Board approval with two weeks? While standard checklists are useful, you need to check in with your employment attorney to address your concerns and make sure the RIF you implement will not […]

Diversity and Next Level Inclusion is a Hallmark of a Great Workplace!

Diversity and next level inclusion is a hallmark of a great workplace! As we enter in to the various religious and cultural winter holidays, we recognize that being respectful and inclusive can be difficult and costly. However, Title VII covered employers are obligated to provide reasonable accommodations for employees to observe religious holidays if it […]

Consider Modeling Your Company’s Sexual Harassment Policy after New York State’s Model Sexual Harassment Policy

Last week, New York issued its model sexual harassment policy and trainings aimed at curbing sexual harassment in the workplace.[1] Employers with business operations in New York should be aware of the new rules under New York law and update their sexual harassment policies as needed.  Even companies that do not conduct business operations in […]

Sexual Harassment: Best Practices for Employers

Over the past several months there have been countless stories of sexual harassment scandals, but what isn’t the news telling us? The news has left many companies wondering how these allegations against their favorite celebrities arose and if their company is next. Read more ..

Missed our Sexual Harassment Workshop? Get the Materials Here!

On March 6, 2018, ELS presented Sexual Harassment: What the Media is NOT Telling You. The workshop discussed “unpopular” issues in sexual harassment law. Topics included sexual harassment basics and less discussed issues in sexual harassment  law, including same-sex harassment, female harassers, false claims, and consensual office romance that becomes harassment. ELS can equip your organization the tools needed to […]

Read ELS’ Practical Guidance on Discovery in Employment Litigation

ELS Partners, Jamala McFadden and Chandra Davis, and ELS attorney, Raquel Crump, had the pleasure of authoring a Lexis Practice Advisor Practice Note concerning Discovery in Employment Discrimination Litigation: What Defendants Can Request and Obtain from Plaintiffs. The practice note provides guidance on the scope of permissible discovery employers may obtain from plaintiffs in employment discrimination lawsuits. […]

Watch our Sexual Harassment Workshop Live Tomorrow!

Can’t attend our workshop tomorrow? Watch it live on Facebook or YouTube. We’ll be starting at 11:30 am!