Under the Time’s Up Act, nearly all Connecticut employers are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training for all employees, including supervisors and non-supervisors. The original deadline for complying with the training requirement was October 1, 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with Executive Order 7DDD, the Connecticut Commission on Human

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the Connecticut Commission for Human Rights and Opportunities (“CHRO”) has announced it will provide extensions of time for certain deadlines for COVID-19 related reasons.

Sexual Harassment Training

The CHRO posted on its website that it will consider a 90-day extension of the deadline for employers to provide sexual

Connecticut law now requires nearly every employer to provide sexual harassment prevention training for all employees, including supervisors and non-supervisory employees. For more information on the new law, click here.

In response to numerous client requests, Carmody will be offering separate two-hour seminars: one geared toward supervisors and the other geared toward non-supervisory employees.

The holiday season is here and many employers have scheduled holiday parties to celebrate the year, thank employees for their service, and build employee morale. These parties are a long-standing tradition that employees look forward to attending.

Every year, however, holiday parties result in claims of harassment and discrimination based on various acts of misconduct.

On October 18, 2019, the firm hosted its 31st Annual Labor and Employment Seminar at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Connecticut. Our annual seminar is a complimentary offering for our clients, which is eligible for SHRM, HRCI and Connecticut CLE credits. The event began with breakfast and an opportunity to mingle before the seminar.

On Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed several pieces of legislation that bolster New York’s growing workplace protections.

These laws will be implemented over the course of the next year. They will:

• Increase protections for employees who are members of protected classes as well as for those who have been sexually harassed;

• Prohibit nondisclosure

Last month, Governor Ned Lamont signed into law Public Act 19-16 (and certain amendments to that Act contained in Public Act 19-93), widely referred to as the “Time’s Up Act.” The Act (and subsequent amendments) makes substantial changes to Connecticut’s harassment and discrimination laws, which will mostly take effect on October 1, 2019.

Changes To

At the close of its 2019 session, the New York General Assembly passed substantial changes to the state’s anti-harassment and discrimination laws, which Governor Andrew Cuomo has indicated that he will sign into law.  The new law applies to all protected classes under NY law.

The changes to the New York anti-harassment and discrimination laws

Employment discrimination charges are at a twelve-year low, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) reported last week. The EEOC released data for charges of workplace discrimination in fiscal year 2018. However, the number of sexual harassment charges increased, likely due to the #MeToo movement which has focused on publicizing and eradicating sexual harassment in