Want to evaluate whether you need to improve your company’s sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies or get recommendations for potential improvements to those policies? A company can spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to engage a large law firm to study the company’s policies and make recommendations for improvement. Alternatively, a company
Penn State’s Selection of Independent Investigator is First Step in Right Direction
Penn State announced that it selected former federal judge and FBI Director Louise Freeh to lead an independent investigation of all aspects of the University’s actions related to the child sexual abuse allegations that have been reported. While federal and state (two states) authorities are investigating the allegations, Penn State’s investigation is likely to be…
EEOC and Law Firm go Toe-to-Toe over Administrative Subpoena for Law Firm Documents in Sexual Harassment Investigation
When investigating a charge of discrimination, the EEOC has the authority to issue administrative subpoenas requiring employers to produce relevant information. This power, however, is rarely used because most employers voluntarily comply with the EEOC’s reasonable requests for information.
In San Antonio, a law firm respondent is testing the EEOC’s powers to require information be produced…