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Mitigating Harassment

HRO Today

Over the past three years, Google, Ford Motor Company, 21st Century Fox, Bank of America, and the New York Knicks are among an exhausted list of companies that have experienced employment practice liability (EPL) lawsuits due to sexual harassment claims.

EEOC outlines 4 new approaches to fight workplace harassment

HR Morning

Workplace harassment is virtually an epidemic these days — the EEOC says a third of the nearly 100,000 charges it receives annually now include a harassment allegation. But the agency’s taking steps to help both workers and managers handle the problem.

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7 of the Biggest Business Risks in 2017 (Part One)


While every business has its own risks, these risks are also opportunities, points out Brian Dershaw, a partner in Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Labor & Employment group , during our conversation with him on the topic of risk mitigation and the tie to employee engagement and culture.

That’s What No One Tells You About Hiring Women in 2017


Picture this: It’s 2017, but gender imbalances still occur in companies. It’s about balancing the scales during the selection process and improving sourcing and recruiting efforts when it comes to hiring talented female candidates.

High Profile or Not, Sexual Harassment Claims Require Employer Action

HR Daily Advisor

Sexual harassmentthe subject has exploded in recent weeks as people from all walks have spoken up about a menacing workplace problem. Over the years, he had even paid to settle several sexual harassment claims without the company taking action. Need to learn more?

3 complaints and an investigation with discipline, how could an employer not know about possible harassment?!?

The Employer Handbook

I’m not sure what kind of evidence a federal jury was expecting when it concluded that two plaintiff-intervenors ( i.e. , the alleged victims of sexual harassment on whose behalf the EEOC pursued claims) did not do enough to notify the employer-defendant about possible harassment in the workplace. Let’s head out to the Pacific Northwest for a case called EEOC v. The Plaintiff-Intervenors filed a motion for a new trial.

Sexual Harassment Prevention: The Easiest Thing to Teach and the Hardest Thing to Accomplish

HR Daily Advisor

After 5 years of paying off Bill O’Reilly’s sexual harassment accusers—giving $13 million to five of them—Fox gave O’Reilly the ax more abruptly and shockingly than King Joffrey did to Ned Stark in Game of Thrones.

Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

Vibe HCM

This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement. Recent headlines have been littered with numerous stories of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and rape. Hollywood is the perfect example.

How Can HR Combat Workplace Bullying?

HR Daily Advisor

Dealing with a bully, whether on the playground or the workplace, can be a traumatic, not to mention energy-sapping, experience. When a bully is present, everyone stays on edge, never knowing when—or who—the bully will strike next. Learn more! The Workaholic.

Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

HR Daily Advisor

Recent headlines have been littered with numerous stories of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and rape. And for real, our 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Sexual harassment text on cardboard. Hollywood is the perfect example.

EEOC offers sage advice on following checklists for harassment compliance

Ohio Employer's Law

Last June, the EEOC issued a comprehensive, bi-partisan report on harassment in the workplace. One such tool the EEOC provided was a series of four checklist for employers to use to create an effective harassment prevention program. Anti-harassment policies. Harassment reporting systems and investigations. Compliance training. Because the EEOC feels so strongly about the utility of these lists for employers, I’m sharing them in full.

How Managerial Training Impacts Your Bottom Line


This is because a workforce can only be as strong as the manager taking the lead. At a time when less than 33% of projects are successfully completed on time and on budget, it’s clear that stronger managerial training is needed in many organizations.

Regulations written for big companies make life difficult for small companies

OmegaHR Solutions

When crafting guidance or new regulation some consideration needs to be given to the size of the targeted company. In a great post on her blog, attorney Robin Shea talked about the new EEOC guidance on sexual harassment that was just released. Training guidance.

Would Removing Alcohol From the Workplace Improve Employee Well-Being?

Thrive Global

The top HR trends reported for 2020 are employee engagement, eliminating sexual harassment, and nurturing employee mental health and work life balance, according to Smart Brief. The best way to be on top of these HR trends is to remove alcohol from your workplace.

5 Tips to Launching an Effective Learning Management & Employee Development Program

Visibility Software HR

It is an investment that’s likely to pay off. And the benefits don’t stop there. Training also serves as a recruiting tool – you’re more likely to attract and keep good employees if you offer them development opportunities. Incorporate the basics - but don’t stop there.

SME’s Guide to Creating Your First Employee Handbook

Get Hppy

Curious to learn more about neuroscience and how it can help create an engaging work environment? Download our free eBook on Neuroscience in the Workplace ! This might sound alarmist, but what does the alternative look like? What Areas Should the Employee Handbook Cover?

6 common manager mistakes that can get your company sued

HR Morning

What do employment attorneys see as the common thread that lands well-meaning employers in court time and time again? Sloppy documentation. Managers’ documentation should never, ever seem subjective. Being unaware of the law.

Religious Discrimination Hazards on the Rise

HR Daily Advisor

There’s little case law on the subject and religious-based complaints rank low in the government’s charge statistics. But recent trends call for a renewed look at the issues surrounding religion in the workplace, one expert says. The same goes for paid-time-off days.

Learning from the Sterling Scandal


With the salacious details of the Sterling Jewelers pay-discrimination lawsuit still sickeningly fresh in our minds, many of us have been asking how such behavior — as alleged by 69,000 former employees — could happen at such a large company. From security guards with overactive wands to district managers with overheated libidos, the sexual-misconduct accusations truly run the gamut of the perverse, according to court filings.

Tips for Avoiding Retaliation Claims

HR Daily Advisor

What if an employee complains about harassment, but you investigate and find no evidence of harassment? Or, what if an employee files a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging discrimination, but the EEOC also does not find any wrongdoing?

5 Tips to Launching an Effective Learning Management & Employee Development Program

Visibility Software HR

It is an investment that’s likely to pay off. And the benefits don’t stop there. Training also serves as a recruiting tool – you’re more likely to attract and keep good employees if you offer them development opportunities. . Incorporate the basics – but don’t stop there.

6 top tips for preventing ageism in the workplace


The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects individuals 40 and over from discrimination in any decision made during the full cycle of employment – including everything from hiring, termination, pay, job duties and beyond. Fifty years after its enactment, one in four discrimination claims are still related to ageism, according to the EEOC. Put some checks and balances in place where needed to ensure new employees are being selected for the right reasons.

5th Circuit Assures Employer That Some Good Deeds Do Go Unpunished

HR Daily Advisor

Although disability-based harassment/hostile work environment claims have been recognized by the courts for a while, they aren’t very common. The U.S. From 2008 to 2014, “Harper” worked as an assistant attorney general in the Medical Malpractice Section of the U.S.

ISM Number Two: SexISM Replayed

OmegaHR Solutions

Based on the headlines not much has changed. . Sexism is the second part of my series on ISM’s in Human Resources in the United States. ” ( Click here for a great discussion of the totality of the meaning of the word SEXISM.)

Suspect an employee of taking advantage of your company? First, get the facts.

Workplace Coach

Our crew gets things done, and while some of the guys are a bit rough-and-tumble, everyone gets along. Cheri’s sex did, as most of the crew is male, and so we gave her preference over more qualified male applicants. We suspect she set us up from the beginning. During her first six months on the job, she did a good — though not great — job. She also left tasks undone and took the easy way out on assignments, resulting in overtime for others.

Preparing a New Generation for Safe and Productive Business Travel

HR Daily Advisor

Millennials are taking the corporate world by storm. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics , they will constitute one third of the labor force by 2024, meaning that more and more younger employees will be travelling for business.

Are toxic employees ruining your workplace?


Many managers tend to avoid addressing problem behaviors in the workplace under the belief that “we’re all adults here so everyone deal with it.” ” The problem with this laissez faire approach is that toxic behaviors, left unchecked, can lead to serious consequences that impact the bottom line. The slacker. In the off chance they snag an assignment, there’s always an excuse for why they missed the deadline. The volcano.

CalChamber-Opposed Employment Law Bills Await Action by Governor


October 15 is the last day for the Governor to act. Quite a few employment-related bills have passed the Legislature. Five bills that could significantly affect California employers are on the Governor’s desk awaiting review and action.

Does Free Speech Exist in the Workplace?


The First Amendment protects our right to free speech. Among legal scholars and the general public, the firing rekindled a nationwide debate on whether the First Amendment applies to the workplace. Read on to learn what federal and state employment laws say on the matter. In the Workplace Right or wrong, private employers generally have the authority to discipline or terminate an employee for any reason.

Service Animals Gone Wild: Bring Your Boa Constrictor to Work Day

HR Daily Advisor

When it comes to letting dangerous and/or potentially disruptive animals enter the workplace, an employer’s duty to maintain a safe and comfortable work environment may supersede the employee’s need, thereby rendering the requested accommodation unreasonable and therefore deniable.

Tips for Streamlining Your HR to Drive Business Growth


That includes the sometimes-overlooked HR department, which is an important area for both small and large companies alike. In fact, HR work consumes up to 35% of a small business owner’s time , proving the HR function is not a place where shortcuts can be taken. Embrace the Digital.

3 ways to avoid restricting employees’ access to the legal system


It’s never easy for employees to report discrimination, harassment or retaliation. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2017-2021. Preserving and protecting employees’ access to the legal system is one of six focus areas in this plan. The EEOC’s intent is to stop employers from unknowingly or unfairly waiving employees’ rights. The EEOC frowns upon this.

EEOC sees retaliation workload rise: How to stay off its radar

HR Morning

The increase in sexual harassment charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have made headlines this fall, but that’s not the only eye-opening statistic coming out of the agency.

9 Tips for an Effective Employee Discipline Strategy

Effortless HR

No matter the industry or organization, employee discipline matters for several reasons. First, employee discipline sets the right example. Sending the message that certain behaviors will not be tolerated is vital to creating a safe, respectful, and effective workplace. You can use reference checks to learn about behavioral issues at previous jobs. You can be very deliberate in how you set out rules and behavioral expectations in the employee handbook.

Disability Discrimination: I Can See Clearly Now, My Job Is Gone

HR Daily Advisor

In a recent decision, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled that an employee who claimed he was terminated for discriminatory reasons based on his disability was laid off for legitimate nondiscriminatory reasons in a reduction in force (RIF).

my department will fall apart if I get pregnant and take maternity leave

Ask a Manager

I work under the HR director and am also over one HR assistant. I learned that my boss will be moving in the next few months and my company wants to promote me to HR director. My company is aware of my plans but still wants me for the position. I have every intention of accepting the job and know life will go on if I do get pregnant and need to take leave. Our payroll person is trying to get pregnant as well.

What I wish I’d known about PEOs as a small business owner


Looking back at some of the things I got stuck doing (quite poorly, I might add – there was a lot of guesswork and error) makes me now realize I could’ve really used a PEO. I was spending a few hours each week running payroll when the shops were closed (family time — who needs that?). And I completely missed some of the legal nightmares my business partner got us into (yes, I chose the wrong partner, but that’s a different story). Well, yes.