Monday, December 14, 2015

Many Bases of Discrimination Can Lead to Harassment, Panel of Experts Tells EEOC Task Force

Innovative Uses of Social Media Can Spread Awareness of Problem, Raise Specific Complaints, and Help to Change Social Norms, Practitioners Say

WASHINGTON-The bases of workplace harassment extend beyond sex and race to include age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender identity, a panel of experts told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace (STF) in a public meeting held yesterday. A second panel told the STF how the creative use of social media can spread an anti-harassment message, especially among millennials, or give a platform for workers to bring complaints to public attention.

Read the press release here.

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