Anthony M. Kroese and Christopher P. Maugans, associates in the firm’s Employment and Labor practice, wrote an article for Modern Contractor Solutions discussing how the #MeToo movement has transformed the way employers are operating their businesses.
In “Crossing The Line: Jobsite Harassment,” Anthony and Chris talk about identifying sexual harassment in the workplace, developing prevention policies, and implementing sexual harassment training for employees.
“The #MeToo movement and its widespread publicity of issues involving sexual harassment is transforming the way employers do business, both in the office and at the jobsite. States and localities have enacted legislation (or are in the process of doing so) enumerating more requirements that employers must follow and imposing broader interpretations of what constitutes harassment and discrimination. For some industries, including the construction industry, the shift of attention to preventing harassment and discrimination is unknown territory, leaving questions that need answers.”
“Crossing The Line: Jobsite Harassment,” Modern Contractor Solutions, December 2019
Anthony M. Kroese, a member of the firm’s Construction and OSHA and Worksite Safety practices, is a corporate attorney representing clients in commercial disputes and business transactions concerning a wide variety of national industries. He assists clients in commercial transactions, trademark registration and litigation, personal and commercial real estate, and the creative and cost-effective resolution of development and construction contract disputes. Anthony also handles franchising, licensing, and other contractual matters for clients in the sports and entertainment and hospitality industries, and advises clients on the legal aspects of day-to-day business operations.
With a focus on serving both public- and private-sector clients, Christopher P. Maugans handles matters involving discrimination claims, improper-practice charges, employee grievance arbitrations, General Municipal Law 207-c proceedings, and New York Education Law 3020-a hearings, as well as proceedings under Article 75 and Article 78 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR). Chris helps clients prepare for and navigate trials, mediations, arbitrations, and hearings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR).