Still no #MeToo uptick in sex harassment charges, EEOC says

It's probably coming, but it's not here yet. 

The EEOC's Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace met this week. According to the press release of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, not much happened.

The most noteworthy comment was that of Acting EEOC Chair Victoria Lipnic, who said that the EEOC has yet to see an increase in sexual harassment charges since the #MeToo movement began in the fall of 2017. As Ms. Lipnic noted, that doesn't mean that an increase will not occur eventually -- just that it hasn't happened yet.

Ms. Lipnic also said this week in an interview with Bloomberg BNA that the agency's final guidance on harassment in the workplace is awaiting approval by the Office of Management and Budget. However, she said that it will probably not be approved by the OMB until after President Trump's EEOC nominees are confirmed. (Proposed guidance was issued in January 2017, just before President Trump took office. My analysis of the proposed guidance appears here, here, and here.)

In other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead. (NOTE: Humor in 1975 was not very "PC," so I'm not going to link to the video clip, but it is available on YouTube.)

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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