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$450,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement Highlights the Seriousness of the Problem

HRWatchdog

Nearly one-third of all EEOC complaints are sex discrimination charges (which includes sexual harassment). Employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, but that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring.

The Tone Starts at the Top: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

HRWatchdog

Statistics show that sexual harassment remains a big problem for employers. Sexual harassment is not a problem of the past. Lately, it seems that not a week goes by without another news report on allegations of rampant harassment at high-profile companies.

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Why Isn’t Workplace Sexual Harassment Training Working?

HR Daily Advisor

As I write this article, the newspapers and airwaves are filled with more reports of alleged sexual harassment in workplaces around the country. It’s as though the media has suddenly discovered a whole new world of discrimination to report on. Lessons Learned.

$450,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement Highlights the Seriousness of the Problem

HRWatchdog

Nearly one-third of all EEOC complaints are sex discrimination charges (which includes sexual harassment). Employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, but that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring.

$1.47 Million Awarded to California Workers in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Case

HRWatchdog

Ignoring employee complaints of sexual harassment could cost you a lot! Think that sexual harassment is a problem of the past? Sexual harassment charges still make up 17 percent of all charges received by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Job blackmail is not the quickest way to a girl’s heart

OmegaHR Solutions

Sexual harassment is not the best way to get a girlfriend. Over the history of mankind men have tried multiple ways to woe women. Using the “power and position” ploy often does not work and as you might suspect the worker refused his advances. The Settlement.

Huge $5M EEOC settlement spotlights an enforcement priority that you may be overlooking

The Employer Handbook

In late December of 2012, the EEOC approved its Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2013-2016. Sadly, one of the agency’s enforcement priorities has been ignored on this blog. Last week, the EEOC’s enforcement efforts paid off with a $5 million settlement.

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The Wreck of the Old 97 Edition #ELBC#ELBC

Ohio Employer's Law

On September 27, 1903, the Old 97, a Southern Railway mail train running between Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia, derailed near Danville, Virginia. The wreck inspired a famous ballad (most famously covered by Johnny Cash and Hank Williams III ), which, in turn, inspired the Old 97’s to name their band some 70 years later. I’m not shy with my love for the Old 97’s. And it’s not just the jangly vibe that kills on an album, or in a bar, or in a concert hall.

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Wreck of the Old 97” Edition #ELBC

Ohio Employer's Law

On September 27, 1903, the Old 97, Southern Railway mail train running between Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia, derailed near Danville, Virginia. The wreck inspired a famous ballad (most famously covered by Johnny Cash and Hank Williams III ), which, in turn, inspired the Old 97’s to name their band some 70 years later. I’m not shy with my love for the Old 97’s. And it’s not just the jangly vibe that kills on an album, or in a bar, or in a concert hall.

Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth

Zenefits

Here’s a quick checklist of some major federal laws you’ll need to tackle at different employee thresholds in your growth. Employers must properly classify and pay employees a corresponding minimum wage, while following overtime and child labor standards. Employers may only hire those who can legally work in the United States and must maintain up-to-date I-9 forms for all employees. Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) , via DoL.

Workplace Harassment Focus of EEOC Meeting

HRWatchdog

Workplace harassment is alleged in approximately 30 percent of all charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to EEOC Chair Jenny R. In its Strategic Enforcement plan for FY2013-2016, the EEOC recognized that an outreach campaign aimed at both educating employers and employees is an important strategy to deter future violations. Unlawful harassment does not just mean sexual harassment.

Review of the Trump Administration’s First Year: Aggressive Agency Action

HR Daily Advisor

The past year has included many expected moves by the Trump administration, such as the reversal of some of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial decisions under the Obama administration, as well as several unexpected developments among several agencies.

EEOC Releases Annual Performance and Accountability Report

HRWatchdog

The EEOC obtained more than $525 million for victims of discrimination in the workplace in fiscal year 2015. According to the EEOC’s Report, the agency obtained a record $356.16 The EEOC continued to build a strong systemic enforcement system.

Top 10 Problems with Office Romances????

HRWatchdog

In Vault.com’s 2015 Office Romance Survey? , Although employers should generally avoid inquiring into an employee’s off-duty activities, particularly in the absence of a showing of any impact at work, an employer may rightly be concerned about liability related to workplace romances. One concern for employers is that if the relationship goes bad — and many will — one of the employees may bring a claim for sexual harassment or sexual discrimination.

California Moves to Amend Discrimination and Harassment Regulations

HRWatchdog

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council continues to move forward with proposed amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) Regulations, and the public is invited to submit comments to the recent modifications. FEHA prohibits harassment and discrimination based on protected classes. Required content, dissemination and translation of harassment and discrimination policies. on May 26, 2015.

Bullying In The Workplace – Facing Big Bad Bosses

TalentCulture

The amount of information you can find on bully boss behavior is staggering. There are thousands of internet links on the subject, not to mention books, support groups, organizations, and legal funds dedicated to this specific form of bad boss behavior. And is this really the answer?

EEOC Examines Strategies to Reduce Retaliation in the Workplace

HRWatchdog

A panel of experts recently met with the commissioners of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to discuss ways to prevent and rectify retaliation in the workplace. Every year, claims of retaliation top the list of the most frequent charges filed with the EEOC, accounting for almost 43 percent of all claims filed in 2014. “Such efforts benefit workers and employers and make good business sense.”

Why Workplace Harassment Persists—And What Employers Can Do About It

HR Daily Advisor

Complaints of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct have dominated the news recently with allegations ranging from sexual threats, to groping, to sexual assault. But less offensive acts, if repeated frequently, can add up to sexual harassment.

Forced Pagan Ritual Ends in Discrimination Lawsuit for Virginia Employer

HR Daily Advisor

With a shortage of Catholic priests—and younger priests not looking at the task too favorably —there aren’t too many people left who will perform an exorcism. Whether you believe in demon possession or not, one thing is certain: The task is definitely not something for HR professionals!

LGBT Workers Report Bullying at Work

HRWatchdog

Common examples of workplace bullying given in the survey include: Falsely accused of mistakes (61 percent). Bullying doesn’t necessarily lead to unlawful harassment or discrimination, but it can. Do not wait until you have a case of unlawful harassment on your hands.

EEOC Examines Strategies to Reduce Retaliation in the Workplace

HRWatchdog

A panel of experts recently met with the commissioners of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to discuss ways to prevent and rectify retaliation in the workplace. Every year, claims of retaliation top the list of the most frequent charges filed with the EEOC, accounting for almost 43 percent of all claims filed in 2014. “Such efforts benefit workers and employers and make good business sense.”

Five for ’15: The legal issues that need to be on your radar

Ohio Employer's Law

Personally, December is my favorite time of the year. I love the joy and togetherness of the holiday season. After we’ve decked the halls and sung the last bars of Auld Lang Syne , companies get back to work, including the work of managing their most important asset—their employees. Now that business is back in session, employers need to figure out the issues that will keep them up at night over the next 12 months. In 2015, the U.S.

Announcing the WorkHuman 2019 Agenda

WorkHuman

We are now less than six months away from the most exciting HR and leadership event of the year – WorkHuman ! The conference will take over the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, March 18-21, for WorkHuman’s fifth anniversary. Cy Wakeman – everyone’s favorite workplace drama researcher – will also appear on the WorkHuman stage. I’m lucky enough to be a part of the team that helps craft the agenda for WorkHuman. Elevating Your Employer Brand.

Announcing the WorkHuman 2019 Agenda

WorkHuman

We are now less than six months away from the most exciting HR and leadership event of the year – WorkHuman ! The conference will take over the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, March 18-21, for WorkHuman’s fifth anniversary. Cy Wakeman – everyone’s favorite workplace drama researcher – will also appear on the WorkHuman stage. I’m lucky enough to be a part of the team that helps craft the agenda for WorkHuman. Elevating Your Employer Brand.

Stakeholders Get More Time to Comment on EEOC Harassment Guidance

HR Daily Advisor

Stakeholders now have until March 21 to comment on a proposed antiharassment guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Given the change in administration, it makes sense to provide stakeholders with more time, he said. Harassment President Trump

Can an Individual Supervisor Be Liable Under the FMLA?

HR Daily Advisor

Most supervisors know that they risk personal liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Chapter 151B if they sexually harass a subordinate employee. But that isn’t the only way supervisors may be held individually liable in Massachusetts.