Do Teens Need Sexual Harassment Prevention Training?

Stratus

When we talk about sexual harassment prevention training, we typically envision a room full of less-than-enthusiastic adults being reminded (once again) that locker-room banter isn’t acceptable at work. Should they be included in sexual harassment prevention training?

Dear ReWorker: How Do I Handle a Sexual Harassment Claim?

Cornerstone On Demand

Dear ReWorker, We recently had a sexual harassment complaint about an employee. Out of curiosity, I Googled this person and found several websites that list his name and include details about his inappropriate sexual activities and relationships. Aside from the internal sexual harassment complaint, the internet posts bother me very much. Can I fire him for the complaint as well as what I found out on the Internet?

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Dear ReWorker: Handling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Cornerstone On Demand

Dear ReWorker, We recently had a sexual harassment complaint about an employee. Out of curiosity, I Googled this person and found several websites that list his name and include details about his inappropriate sexual activities and relationships. Aside from the internal complaint of sexual harassment in the workplace, the internet posts bother me very much. Can I fire him for the complaint as well as what I found out on the Internet?

Thoughts on Sexual Harassment—a Personal Perspective

HR Daily Advisor

I do a lot of antiharassment training. In the past, much of my training has followed a relatively standard format explaining that employers can be liable for harassment by supervisors even if employees don’t complain and that supervisors can “aid and abet” a hostile work environment by turning a blind eye to problematic situations. I also point out that the fact that no one has protested a sexually charged atmosphere doesn’t mean it’s not a problem for the employer.

Sexual Harassment Nightmare at a Small Business

Stratus

There’s almost nothing worse than a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against your small business. One of my employees was doing a wash on a client and the unthinkable happened. I wasn’t there so I don’t know exactly what transpired, but the end result was a harassment suit filed against my business. What I do know is what I, the business owner, went through. It turns out my experience isn’t that different from other small businesses in the same situation.

Sexual Harassment: HR Needs Help

HRExecutive

Picture this: The company you work for is flourishing. The newest addition to the executive team, John, the CFO, has a great vision for the company and is an easygoing, thoughtful guy to boot. This past week, three of John’s direct reports, all women, have stated that John has made numerous sexually explicit comments to them. As a result, the company continues to grow, but so do the complaints against John.

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. Still, the training appears to be ineffective because sexual harassment remains an ongoing issue in places of employment. The question is, why? Lessons Learned.

Tips to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Nearly everyone knows that sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal. But not everyone knows exactly what constitutes sexual harassment, and what employers can do to prevent it. Let’s review the legal definition of sexual harassment, and then take a look at some tips for employers on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment.

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. Even though antiharassment efforts are a priority in human resources circles, recent revelations about the actions of some high-profile executives are likely to cause employers to ask the question, “Are we doing enough?”. Plus, top executives at Fidelity Investments were let go after more allegations of sexual harassment.

I filed a complaint, yet more women were sexually harassed by the same employee. What now?

Workplace Coach

Although I disguised some of the facts to protect myself, it was clear to me and perhaps to others that it involved a senior manager in my company. After it published, I learned two former employees of my current employer had written similar stories about the same man. I can’t tell you how mad I am, not just at the man but at my company. When I went to HR last fall, I was told my company took the situation seriously and would investigate my allegations.

Are Businesses Responsible for Protecting Customers From Sexual Harassment by Other Clients?

Workplace Coach

You’ve met the predatory customer. Do businesses have a responsibility to protect their customers from other customers that sexually harass them? What can an employer do if their business survival depends on contracts from a larger business when the individual who controls the purse strings for those contracts sexually harasses one of the dependent company’s employees? You’ve met the predatory customer.

What to Know about the New California Sexual Harassment Training Regulations

Zenefits

Do you conduct business in the state of California? Due to recent legislation, California businesses have a deadline of January 1, 2020, to enstate new sexual harassment policies. The change to the policy includes a new requirement for sexual harassment training. Read on to learn how to create a successful California sexual harassment training policy. California Sexual Harassment Training.

Why We Talk About Culture Change When We Discuss Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

EverFi - HR

In coverage of the ever-evolving #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, officials , experts , and activists have largely pointed towards a primary fix: a change in corporate culture. This strategy has been recommended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as having, “the greatest impact on allowing harassment to flourish, or conversely, in preventing harassment.” And why would culture change prevent sexual harassment?

Connecticut Expanded Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Goes into Effect Oct. 1

Zenefits

More employers will be required to provide mandatory sexual harassment training to all employees starting October 1, 2019. Under the new law , dubbed the “Time’s Up Act,” moves the threshold for employers that must provide sexual harassment training from companies with 50 employees or more to companies with three employees or more. The law became effective on October 1, 2019. New requirements for sexual harassment training.

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Some of your employment arbitration agreements may not be worth much soon. Here’s why.

The Employer Handbook

When it comes to politics, there is not much on which the two sides of the aisle see eye to eye. In the blogging business nerd writing, we call that attention seeking “clickbait.” In her article at Law360, Rachel Stone notes that getting support from the U.S.

What Does the New Delaware Sexual Harassment Law Mean for Your Organization?

Zenefits

Many states are seeing new sexual harassment laws much in place, and new data are showing an increase in sexual harassment reports. If you’re an employer in Delaware, you’re probably aware of the new sexual harassment law in your state. HB 360 adds new provisions to the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act (DDEA). What Is Sexual Harassment? Hasn’t sexual harassment been illegal already?

What Does the New Delaware Sexual Harassment Law Mean for Your Organization?

Zenefits

Many states are seeing new sexual harassment laws much in place, and new data are showing an increase in sexual harassment reports. If you’re an employer in Delaware, you’re probably aware of the new sexual harassment law in your state. HB 360 adds new provisions to the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act (DDEA). What Is Sexual Harassment? Hasn’t sexual harassment been illegal already?

Following the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, what challenges do HR now face?

CakeHR

You would have had to have been living under a rock to have missed the #metoo movement and the aftermath. Thankfully, strength comes in numbers and as so many people took to social media to protest, others who had remained quiet for so long finally gained the courage to speak out.

The Non Discrimination Policy: Importance and 5 Examples

Digital HR Tech

You need a non discrimination policy in your workplace, and this article will help you write one that reflects your company’s commitment to treating everyone equally. Why you need a non-discrimination policy in the workplace. Non discrimination policy statement example.

What Other Employers Can Learn From Uber: Recognizing and Combating Sexism in the Workplace

Compensation Today

Last month, a former Uber employee recounted her “ very, very strange year ” at the organization as a female engineer. Her account is a story of sexism, sexual harassment and HR violations that left many asking, “Are you kidding me?!”. While I’m not here to play the court of public opinion regarding the validity of these stories, I am here to tell you: It’s 2017, and sexism in the workplace is something every organization should be concerned about.

What the heck is vicarious liability and why should you care?

OmegaHR Solutions

Many of us are probably aware of the meaning of vicarious, especially as it applies to pleasure. Watching TV or reading a book allows us to vicariously enjoy or experience what the characters are doing, but how does that relate to the term liability? Vicarious comes from the Latin vicarius meaning substituted, thus vicarious liability means substituted liability. Respondeat superior is another Latin phrase meaning “let the master answer.”

Not enough money spent in HR teaching the rules

OmegaHR Solutions

Managers need training that will prevent discrimination lawsuits. I read a lot of articles and newsletters from law firms and the government looking for topics for this blog. Here is a list from the EEOC : ABL Management to Pay $35,000 to Settle Retaliation Lawsuit with EEOC. Country Fresh to Pay $84,750 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Suit. Zale Delaware Will Pay $30,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit. Spending on training.

HELP WANTED: CEO, especially one who isn’t a damn knuckledragger!

The Employer Handbook

In February, a female Uber employee blogging under the pseudonym Amy Vertino blew the lid off of what she alleged to be a corporate culture of misogyny and other rampant discrimination. Recently, there have been several additional high-profile stories of alleged sex discrimination and harassment at the very top of the ladder. But, allegations of sexism in the C-Suite have been around long before Uber, Fox News, and Mad Men.

Confronting Discrimination In The Workplace (For Leaders)

Vantage Circle

Discrimination, subtle or blatant, can be seen everywhere in our day to day lives. The workplace is no exception. However, many leaders choose to believe that discrimination in the workplace doesn’t really exist. The truth is not so rosy. Indiscrete discrimination.

Answering the Top 5 Questions That Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) Have About Mandatory Harassment Prevention Training in Illinois

Synergy

Over the past few years, the visibility of sexual harassment and assault at work has heightened dramatically, and for good reason. It’s estimated that, while more than half of women have experienced unwanted sexual advancements, 87-94% of victims never file a complaint.

Don’t be a dupe for someone else’s ill will

OmegaHR Solutions

Don’t be the HR cat! I have run across the term “cat’s paw” several times in the past, including just recently. It comes supposedly from an old Aesop’s fable that was adapted by Frenchman Jean de La Fontaine under the title Le Singe et le Chat that appeared in the second collection of his Fables in 1679. It tells the story of a cat that was convinced to pull chestnuts out of a fire by a monkey supposedly to share, however the cat never got its share.

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Sorry. I’ll make it up to you today.

The Employer Handbook

So, the fam and braved the long lines (during which my young children got quite a vocabulary lesson) and headed into Philadelphia on Thursday for the Philadelphia Eagles parade. Tomorrow, I’m off to testify before Philadelphia City Council. Last Wednesday, I received an email from the Office of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, Majority Whip. The five-million-dollar comma?!? ” Age Philadelphia Race Sexual Harassment Wage and Hour

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! A recent lawsuit filed in the U.S. According to the lawsuit, “[Tori] entered with a rolled-up bundle of sage wrapped in Wiccan twine and stated, ‘I will be performing a Ritual today.

The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

Linkedin Talent Blog

There’s more to workplace relationships than the likes of The Office’s Jim and Pam or Parks and Recreation's Leslie and Ben. In her own words: “I’ve changed my location from the bedroom to the boardroom.”. Here are the must-read posts for this week: 1.

Violence, harassment, discrimination and decimated newsrooms: Indian journalists fight a silent battle

Thrive Global

For thousands of journalists reporting sensitive events, threats, violence, dealing with online abuse and trolling are just a few among many challenges. On February 24, 2020, a wide swathe of north-east Delhi was wracked by violence after people supporting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) clashed with those who had been peacefully protesting against the amendments to the Act. He was beaten up, lying on the ground bleeding from the mouth, with three broken teeth.

The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

Linkedin Talent Blog

In this week’s list of our must-read articles for talent professionals, we’re providing you with more information to help with the challenges that you, your team, and your company may be facing amid coronavirus. and how a German company addressed the virus in its own ranks.

Does Unconscious Bias Training Work?

EverFi - HR

As companies are being called to address racism in today’s workforce , there have been responses suggesting that merely providing unconscious bias training isn’t enough to eradicate racism. Does Unconscious Bias Training Work in the Office? Learn More!

A New Orleans Saints Cheerleader claims players get better treatment and that’s discrimination

The Employer Handbook

By robbiesaurus (Flickr: Saint’s Cheerleaders with Saint Bernard) [ CC BY-SA 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons But, is it really discrimination if football players get preferential treatment over cheerleaders? On Sunday, Ken Belson at the New York Times reported here that a female cheerleader with the New Orleans Saints had filed a Charge of Discrimination with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. What the Charging Party (i.e.,

A New Orleans Saints Cheerleader claims players get better treatment and that’s discrimination

The Employer Handbook

By robbiesaurus (Flickr: Saint’s Cheerleaders with Saint Bernard) [ CC BY-SA 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons But, is it really discrimination if football players get preferential treatment over cheerleaders? On Sunday, Ken Belson at the New York Times reported here that a female cheerleader with the New Orleans Saints had filed a Charge of Discrimination with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. What the Charging Party (i.e.,

Your Three-Step Guide to Modern Compliance Training

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

When you plan a learning and training strategy for your team or organization, odds are that one category of training stands out from the rest: compliance. The average organization planned to spend over three million dollars on mandatory compliance training in 2019, while some companies in highly regulated industries could actually spend tens of millions of dollars on compliance. But the thing is, a lot of compliance training isn't really working.