Harassment Claim Prevention and Defense


This practice note addresses protected status harassment issues, a subset of discrimination claims that arise when an employee alleges that they were subjected to unwelcome conduct in the workplace due to their protected status (race, sex/gender, age, disability national origin, for example). It focuses on the elements of harassment claims and the defenses employers may present to them. It also provides practical tips that employers may want to consider to address, defend, and avoid harassment claims.