Although federal and state laws have prohibited employment-related sexual harassment and sex discrimination for decades, the #MeToo movement inspired several states and local jurisdictions to pass laws targeting sexual harassment in the workplace more directly. The new laws address issues such as mandatory anti-harassment training, workplace policies, conﬁdentiality in settlement agreements, and the arbitrability of sexual harassment claims. However, the speciﬁc requirements vary across jurisdictions. Practical Law asked Robin J. Samuel and Meredith L. Kaufman of Baker & McKenzie LLP to share their insights about these legal changes and how multi-jurisdictional employers can best manage compliance challenges.
This article was first published in The Journal.