December 19, 2017

ATT: Reporters and editorial, wire and assignment editors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2017 — As you prepare stories and plan coverage related to the wave of claims of sexual harassment in the workplace, a new ABA Legal Fact Check item posted today discussing the underlying legal standard and legal history might provide some assistance. 

The item examines U.S. Supreme Court cases related to sexual harassment in the workplace and liability for both the employee accused of sexual harassment and his or her employer. It also discusses how most individual employment claims are legally handled — first before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and then in federal court.

ABA Legal Fact Check seeks to help the media and public find dependable answers and explanations to swirling and sometimes confusing legal questions. The URL for the new site is www.abalegalfactcheck.com. Follow us on twitter @ABAFactCheck.

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