Bloomberg Law
June 13, 2018, 10:31 AM

White House Leaves Harassment Guidance in Limbo

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sent the White House updated guidance on combating workplace harassment about a month after reports of sexual assaults by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein launched the #MeToo movement. Half a year later, the guidance is still on hold.

“It is pending clearance at OMB,” Acting Commission Chair Victoria Lipnic (R) told Bloomberg Law June 11. “I have been very persistent in trying to move it along.”

The case of the stalled guidance raises questions about the EEOC’s role in enforcing anti-harassment law, the White House’s oversight of rulemaking by independent agencies, and the Trump administration’s approach ...

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