William R. Horwitz, counsel at Drinker Biddle & Reath, analyzes a recent decision that serves as a reminder to employers that: (1) ensuring that employees do not engage in inappropriate conduct will not necessarily shield an employer from civil liability for harassment; and (2) preventing retaliation against an employee who complains about harassment may be as important as preventing harassment in the first place.
Second Circuit Adopts New Standard Involving Harassment by Non-Employees
New York Law Journal
March 25, 2013
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