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Workplace Harmony in 2024: Navigating the EEOC’s Latest Harassment Guidelines

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released long-awaited Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace, No. 915.064. The EEOC also published a “Summary of Key Provisions,” FAQs for employees, and a fact sheet for small businesses. This is the EEOC’s first update to its harassment guidance in 30 years, and a lot has happened in those years. This is a good opportunity for employers to review their harassment prevention policies and to update anti-harassment training.

Despite facing legal challenges from 18 attorneys general in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the final guidance remains effective and an important resource for employers seeking to navigate the evolving landscape of discrimination and harassment.

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