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February 2021

Hostile-Environment Claims in a Work-From-Home World

Employee Benefit Plan Review

Labor and employment partner Michael Giudicessi and associate Taylor Haran and manager of review solutions Ken McIntosh II’s client alert, “Hostile Environment Claims in a Work-From-Home World,” was published in the Employee Benefit Plan Review.

In the article, the authors discuss how remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic affects workplace harassment claims when they are in a home-based environment. The authors address how the home-based environment impacts how employers may investigate and defend claims and the accessibility of evidence due to the electronic nature of remote working.

The article outlines steps employers can take to prevent harassment, such as updating policies and trainings to include all work environments, and to become familiar with local laws.

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