Which States Require Sexual Harassment Training?

EverFi - HR

Do you need to know how sexual harassment prevention legislation will affect your business? A new legislative landscape and a desire to stay out of a potential harassment spotlight are forcing employers to rethink their sexual harassment prevention strategy. Get The Report.

“Discrimination Against LGBTQ Workers is Illegal” Rules Supreme Court

Stratus

The Supreme Court recently ruled that sex discrimination, as outlined in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Background on the Supreme Court case : Gerald Bostock, an employee of 10+ years who worked as a child welfare advocate for Clayton County, Georgia, began participating in a gay recreational softball league. If not, you may be treading on a sex discrimination claim.

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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. Companies of all sizes can experience harassment or employment practice-related claims. Employees at every level, as well as vendors and customers, can perpetrate a claim. million from the 2017 fiscal year.

8 steps to stamp out LGBT discrimination

Business Management Daily

Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people is nothing new. For years there have been complaints, court cases, and stories in the media that show just how vulnerable the LGBT population is to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

The “harassing, stalking, disturbing, and menacing” plaintiff lost her discrimination case. Go figure.

The Employer Handbook

It’s bad enough when a federal judge refers to a plaintiff-employee’s behavior towards her manager as “harassing, stalking, disturbing, and menacing.” ” And, I apologize that I didn’t have enough room in the title of this blog post to mention the plaintiff’s profanity and fighting at work, or her arrests for drunk driving and drug possession. And how do you think that went for the plaintiff? Nope, no discrimination.

Holiday Parties and Harassment

HR Counselor's Corner

It’s that time of the year again when companies are throwing holiday parties to thank their employees and celebrate the season! But with holiday parties come the potential for a few legal pitfalls for employers. If you are planning a holiday party, you may want to consider a few tips to reduce your liability for unwanted issues while keeping the event fun and festive during this joyous holiday season. Ditch the open bar!

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 Training on Grovo: A Comparison with New York State’s Model Training

Grovo HR

This law mandates that New York State employers must conduct sexual harassment prevention training for all employees based in the state. Additionally, today is also the deadline for employers to update and publish their sexual harassment policies (we’ve put a guide together for you here ). With the training requirement going into effect today, we wanted to make sure that your organization is prepared not only on the policy side, but the training side as well.

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Protecting Your Company from a Discrimination Lawsuit

Stratus

businesses and government agencies paid out more than $482 million to resolve work-related discrimination and harassment claims in 2016, a number that the EEOC indicates is on the rise. As an employer, it’s essential to have policies in place to prevent workplace discrimination, but where do you start? Steps to prevent discrimination and harassment in your workplace. Train managers and staff about the zero-tolerance policy.

Workplace Harassment & How to Put an End to It

Thrive Global

Some people mistakenly believe that harassment is necessarily associated with intimate harassment. But in international practice, this term means discrimination of any kind. So, the concept of harassment is close to the term “bullying”.

1,250,000 reasons to take all complaints of race discrimination seriously

The Employer Handbook

Take the complaint seriously, investigate, and take other steps that are reasonably designed to end the complained-of behavior, nothing, or. Well, maybe not as many as when the Germans bought Springfield Nuclear Power Plant from Montgomery Burns.

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.

6 less recognized forms of harassment or discrimination

Insperity

Many businesses leaders, managers and co-workers fail to appreciate subtle or less aggressive behaviors that others can perceive as harassment, discrimination or the creation of a hostile work environment. How can you, the leader, avoid situations that may choke productivity or get individuals and the company into legal hot water? Plus, humans often use humor as a cover for hostility or for creating an in-crowd vs. “the others” feeling in a group.

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. Most employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, but that doesn’t seem to stop the problem from occurring. The EEOC obtained $40.7

Fast Food Giant Under Fire for Harassment

HRWatchdog

The claims alleged misconduct at locations in 20 U.S. Twenty-five sexual harassment claims were filed against McDonald’s Corp. this week — 20 were complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and five were civil lawsuits. Employees —some of whom were teenagers when the alleged harassment occurred — who worked at corporate and franchise stores in 20 cities filed the recent complaints.

COVID-19 doesn’t prevent claims of sexual harassment. Just ask a certain hockey mascot. ????

The Employer Handbook

We’re in the middle of a pandemic. While telework and ‘social distancing’ don’t eliminate the possibility of a sexual harassment claim, let’s face it, we’re not exactly in the same #MeToo world as we were last year.

Workplace Harassment: A Q&A With Lori

HR Topics

In today’s world, workplace harassment is a hot topic and one that likely will continue to be. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sets the official definition as “unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Workplace harassment can include anything from unwanted sexual attention, bullying, intimidation and other behaviors. Lead from the top.

3 EEOC targets to address in your harassment training

HR Morning

The EEOC just issued proposed enforcement guidance on workplace harassment, and it provides a window into the kinds of things the agency’s now looking to prevent – through litigation, if necessary. . Overall, there are few things in the guidance that would surprise HR professionals, but the EEOC did mention three future areas of focus that may raise managers’ eyebrows. Harassment with no intended victim. Harassment outside the office.

Ask an HR Expert: Anti Harassment Training in IL

Tandem HR

Today’s question is: What are the new requirements in 2020 for harassment training in the state of Illinois? If you do business in the State of Illinois you’ve most likely by now heard that there are new regulations that require Illinois employers to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees on an annual basis. Prior to this, there were no regulations requiring consistent training.

CalChamber #RespectWorks Campaign Continues to Build Support for Harassment-Free Workplaces

HRWatchdog

A new HR tip posted online this month as part of the CalChamber #RespectWorks campaign underscores the importance of preventing harassment in the workplace. The monthly HR tips and related resources at respectworks.calchamber.com aim to help employers determine what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace and to maintain an anti-harassment environment. ?Not Not All Harassment Is Sexual.

Workplace Harassment- Its Types and Ways to Report

Vantage Circle

The “MeToo” movement has indeed given courage to many people to speak openly about offensive conduct at the workplace. Yet, many are still skeptical about opening their mouths and reporting harassing behaviors of colleagues or managers. What is Workplace Harassment?

Setting the Tone: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

HRWatchdog

Don’t wait – train employees on the type of disrespectful conduct that could lead to a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment is not a problem of the past, as recent news reports highlight. Although most employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring. An issue that often surfaces during sexual harassment investigations is workplace culture.

Workplace Harassment and Bullying

PerformanceICreate

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT AND BULLYING. The topic of workplace bullying is frequently in the headlines, and there are worrisome signs that it is on the upsurge. Many organizations believe harassment, violence and bullying do not affect their environments despite the staggering prevalence of such incidents. However, it is the way they are addressed that makes the difference. Bullying and harassment may be verbal, non-verbal, written or physical.

Handling sexual harassment when the offender’s the big boss

HR Morning

How should you respond if an employee accuses one of your company’s leaders of sexual harassment? Progressive Women’s Leadership shares important insights in its e-guide, “ Women Leaders Share What’s Working: New Ways to Prevent Sexual Harassment.”. your boss) is accused of harassment, it can put you and your company in a very difficult spot. Here are some best practices to implement now, as recommended by employment law attorneys and experts on harassment prevention: 1.

Compliance expert: Anti-sexual harassment training needs to start with this …

HR Morning

Leader accountability is the key to more effective anti-sexual harassment training, says Dr. Marsha Ershaghi Hames. . Business leaders have the power – and responsibility – to prevent sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse in the workplace, especially through their anti-sexual harassment training. The higher up one is in an organization, the greater the risk. Most importantly, the human cost is irreversible.

Working parent discrimination may be the newest legal headache for employers

Business Management Daily

Working parent discrimination may be the newest legal headache for employers. Working parents with children under 14 constitute about one-third of the workforce, approximately 50 million workers. The COVID conundrum. At the same time, schools and daycare facilities closed.

It’s never too early to conduct anti-harassment training

The Employer Handbook

Liz [ CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Last week, my friend, Jon Hyman, had a nice post on his Ohio Employer Law Blog entitled, “ If you want to stop workplace harassment, start by educating our children. “ If, after reading the title of his blog post, it’s in any way unclear what Jon may have written about, I’ll send Tommy back to hit you over the head with a tack hammer here’s the thrust: Bullying and disrespect are such a huge problem in our society.

Sexual harassment in the Harvey Weinstein era: 3 ways to go beyond standard training

HR Morning

From the Harvey Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly scandals to the #MeToo movement on social media, sexual harassment is on everybody’s minds. The scandals have shed light on just how persistent workplace harassment still is in spite of the fact that 90% of U.S. employers have sexual harassment training in place. In fact, the EEOC says the number of workplace harassment complaints has either stayed the same or risen since 2010.

Sexual harassment by a nonemployee confirmed by a Federal court

OmegaHR Solutions

Firing someone who reports harassment is not the best course of action. When I train about sexual harassment or discuss it in a class, one area I mention is that companies can be liable for harassment from a nonemployee. The example I give most often is a delivery person who “flirts” with the receptionist that is receiving the packages. What if the situation involved a male truck driver as the harassed party?

How can HR convince the C-Suite to purchase anti-harassment training in 2019?

The Employer Handbook

But, you need to speak the right language. In 2016, The EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace concluded that t here is a compelling business case for stopping and preventing harassment. The report cited several supporting reasons, among them, reputational harm and legal costs. The inevitable lawsuit will be expensive to defend and pay out if you lose. And I’m not talking about representing the defendants.

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. Aside from the internal sexual harassment complaint, the internet posts bother me very much. The situation certainly does not make the company look good and it tells me a lot about the employee's moral and ethical standards. Can I fire him for the complaint as well as what I found out on the Internet? Is His Online Behavior Just Icky, or Is It Illegal?

‘What, you’re pregnant too?’ One comment triggers discrimination lawsuit

HR Morning

Alena Fassbender was a medication aide at Correct Care Solutions, a company that provides healthcare for prison inmates. ‘Too many pregnant workers’ When Fassbender sued for pregnancy discrimination, the company claimed she was fired for violating its “no fraternization” policy — Fassbender had received a romantic note from an inmate and hadn’t reported it immediately. The company is now facing a long legal battle or a costly settlement.

Sexual Harassment, Benefit Trends, Ageism, Off-Site Work Events — Catch New Podcasts

HRWatchdog

Missed out on the last few The Workplace podcasts? The Good, Bad and Ugly of Hosting an Off-Site Work Event. Off-site work events can help create a more collaborative workforce, but they also come with a range of liability risks. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw cover the benefits and drawbacks of hosting an off-site work event.

How to Approach Trans and Gender Identity Situations at Work

Stratus

Not sure how to address certain situations associated with gender identity in the workplace? We’ve put together a list of scenarios involving transgender, transitioning, and other employees, and how to handle each in the workplace to ensure you’re both within the law and treating every employee with the respect they deserve. Shortly after starting the new position, Mitchell informed his employer that he was transitioning to become a woman.

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Sexual Harassment Training Laws 2020: What’s Changing?

Homebase

With a continued nationwide effort to shed light on sexual harassment in the workplace, several states have implemented sexual harassment training requirements for their employees. In 2020, employers in Connecticut, Delaware, and Illinois will join Maine and New York in the group of states who require employers to provide sexual harassment prevention training to employees. . Here is a list of what the new requirements are for each state.

EEOC Busy: Focus on Sexual Harassment

HRWatchdog

The EEOC continues to collect money from employers in lawsuits and settlements for sexual harassment. The U.S. The agency continues to focus on sexual harassment in America’s workplaces as recent press releases demonstrate: On June 13, 2018, the EEOC announced a multimillion-dollar sexual discrimination settlement against a transportation supplier. The employer must pay $3.2 Harassment Prevention Training.

I got you a supercharged HR thinking cap to address harassment problems at work

The Employer Handbook

After a two year hiatus, the EEOC reconvened its Select Task Force on Harassment yesterday to hear from an array of scholars, attorneys, other stakeholders about ways to promote a harassment-free workplace. I’ll recap some of the highlights below and include links to the EEOC press release, the Opening Statements of the Task Force Co-Chairs, and Statements of Witnesses below. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Sex Sexual Harassment

The Benefits of Connecting Your Diversity & Inclusion and Harassment Training

EverFi - HR

Most companies intentionally select an organizational structure that maximizes the collaboration, engagement, and effectiveness of teams and individuals. When it comes to harassment and discrimination (H&D) prevention and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, structures and programs are often not as deliberately aligned to drive positive outcomes. Diversity is a critical element of harassment prevention work. Learn More. Workplace Training

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. Part of the problem is employees have become more sensitive to harassing behavior. What the agency wants now. So both groups think the responsibility falls on the employer.

COVID-19: Asian American Discrimination and Mental Health Resources

Thrive Global

In the past few months, the coronavirus has triggered countless hate crimes against Asian Americans. As this trend continues, there will surely be a mental health fallout to consider given the negative impact of discrimination on wellbeing. 2) Finding an Online Community.