EEOC: Monitor Subcontractors’ Harassment Prevention

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Employers in the construction industry that are general contractors should periodically verify that their subcontractors are following through with their harassment prevention commitments, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in recent guidance. It was released following guidance issued by the commission in April on examples of harassment the agency deems unlawful—including harassment based on race, sex, religion, and other factors. The recent guidance included elements HR should review to see what should be in an anti-harassment policy.

“The EEOC is now recommending that general contractors take a leadership role in preventing harassment at the workplace as a whole, even with respect to employees of their subcontractors and staffing agencies,” said Marissa Mastroianni. “The guidance gives specific examples of measures general contractors should take, which in some cases can require a significant amount of intrusion in the internal operations of their subcontractor.”

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