EEOC Warns Employer About Silencing Employees During Harassment or Discrimination Investigation

Posted on Aug 20, 2012

The Buffalo office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has warned an employer that its policy of prohibiting employees from discussing an ongoing harassment, hostile work environment or discrimination investigation is unlawful. As reported by Corporate Counsel.com the letter stated as follows:

An employer who tries to stop an employee from talking with others about alleged discrimination is violating Title VII rights, and the violation is ‘flagrant’ not trivial.

The letter is further discussed by attorney Lorene Schaefer on her blog, One Mediation: Is Instructing an Employee Not to Discuss an Investigation a Violation of Title VII? 

 

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