How to recognize sexual harassment at work

Business Management Daily

You would never tolerate sexual harassment in your workplace. But are instances of sexual harassment going unnoticed? A coworker overhears Bill making a sexual comment towards Martha and reports the behavior. Forms of sexual harassment. Recognizing sexual harassment.

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New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Expands Protections Against Ageism

Trusaic

The state of New Jersey recently updated its Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) to include protections against age discrimination. With the expansion of potential employer liability, organizations should take note of the changes to ensure compliance.

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Harassment Outside of Work? Employer Still Must Respond to Complaint

HRWatchdog

One of my supervisors just reported to me that they received complaints about harassment from a coworker but did not report them to us because the conduct occurred after work hours and the employees did not want to file “formal” complaints. No ‘Off the Record’.

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.

Riot Games Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit at $100 Million

Trusaic

Entertainment company Riot Games recently settled a multi-year-long gender discrimination class-action lawsuit with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The remaining $20 million will be paid to plaintiff lawyers and any associated legal fees.

Companies Rethinking NDAs with Discrimination Settlements

Trusaic

When companies lay off employees and offer them severance packages, it’s not uncommon to have them sign a non-disclosure agreement, which effectively prevents them from saying anything disparaging about the company after they leave. ” The challenge for employers is clear.

Remote Work Reminder: Don’t Lose Sight of Harassment Prevention Training Obligations

HRWatchdog

Since the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset, the number of employees working remotely increased dramatically —a trend that’s persisting and trending permanent, as Gallup stated in the fall. Employers must continue to provide training every two years thereafter.

Law Firm Subject of Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Trusaic

Six lawyers from Jones Day have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging an array of gender discrimination claims against the law firm, including pay discrimination, sexual harassment, and stifled advancement. This is the second lawsuit filed against Jones Day.

California DFEH Sues Activision Blizzard for Systemic Discrimination

Trusaic

Following a two-year investigation, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) sued the entertainment gaming giant, Activision Blizzard for systematic discrimination on July 21, 2021. In cases related to misconduct, action was taken to address the issue.”

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 how do you think that went for the plaintiff? 60 pages of text messages are just the tip of the iceberg.

Google Involved in Another Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Trusaic

This time, Cloud Engineering Director, Ulku Rowe, has sued the giant tech company claiming gender-based discrimination in violation of the U.S. Equal Pay Act and the New York City Human Rights Law. You can read the full legal complaint by clicking here.

Google Settles $118 Million Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Trusaic

It’s nothing out of the ordinary when big tech companies like Google make headlines. This time, however, the story is a little different, as the multinational technology giant is under fire for gender pay discrimination. In 2021, the tech company agreed to pay $2.5

NY Sets Up Workplace Sexual Harassment Hotline, Forbids Release of Personnel Files

Zenefits

New York workers will have access to a free, state-run sexual harassment hotline on July 14. The confidential line will connect workers to New York attorneys. Democratic governor Kathy Hochul signed the bill on March 16, 2022. Employers had to: Create a sexual harassment policy.

Sexual Harassment At Work: How To Recognize And Combat It

Civility Partners

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious problem that can have a negative impact on employees’ morale, productivity, and overall job satisfaction. If you believe that you are being harassed at work, it is vital to take action to protect your rights and stop the harassment.

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”.

Sexual Harassment Training for Your Whole Workplace

EverFi - HR

Online Workplace Harassment Training for Employees. Teach and train employees through immersive interactive online scenarios. Robust online sexual harassment training is key to improving workplace culture and mitigating business risk. The goal?

EEOC issues 2017 enforcement plan: 6 areas it’s targeting next

HR Morning

The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan. The plan will dictate where the agency will focus its compliance enforcement efforts from 2017 through 2021. In other words, if the agency investigates or sues an employer, chances are it’ll be in one of the primary enforcement areas outlined in its new Strategic Enforcement Plan. This has occurred for two reasons: the EEOC is filing a lot of charges in that area, and.

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.

A Glimpse Inside Tesla’s $137 Million Discrimination Lawsuit

Trusaic

Earlier this month, Tesla lost a discrimination lawsuit filed by an former employee to the tune of $137 million. The case includes a hostile work environment and racial harassment lawsuit brought under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, according to an article in The Washington Post.

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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How to Investigate a Claim of Discrimination

Zenefits

You have policies in place that prohibit discrimination at your company. You trust your staff is respectful and professional, yet a complaint of discrimination has been brought. No matter the size of the company, discrimination can occur. Review the evidence.

Over a third of UK adults have suffered discrimination at work

cipHR

New research by CIPHR suggests that over a third of UK adults have suffered workplace discrimination . Over a third of British adults (36%) report having experienced some form of discrimination in the workplace or when job hunting, study finds. Discrimination rife in workplaces.

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.

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. Ditch the open bar!

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? Prior to this, there were no regulations requiring consistent training. It was recommended that a business provide the training once every two years.

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.

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?

Colorado POWR Act Proposes Broad Anti-Discrimination Changes

Trusaic

Employers within the state now face a deluge of new obligations which, if mishandled, could result in steep penalties. In an earlier post, Trusaic highlighted the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA), Colorado’s aggressive new equal pay law which took effect January 1, 2021.

Sexual Harassment Training Requirements in California for Employees and Employers

Zenefits

California lawmakers take allegations of workplace sexual harassment seriously. California’s mandate that employers provide sexual harassment prevention training is a longstanding requirement. The Golden State has required sexual harassment prevention training since 2005.

How to steer clear of Age Discrimination in Employment Act lawsuits

Business Management Daily

In the interest of making polite conversation and getting to know the applicant better, you ask if he has any grandchildren. Could this well-meaning comment be construed as age discrimination? What counts as age discrimination and how can you avoid committing it? The U.S.

Sexual Harassment Statistics: An In-Depth Breakdown

EverFi - HR

Sexual harassment is a pervasive problem for most organizations and has been for decades, despite the attention given to the issue by employers and government organizations. million to settle claims of harassment made through the U.S. Sexual Harassment Facts.

#RespectWorks: Ensuring Harassment-Free Workplaces

HRWatchdog

The California Chamber of Commerce is kicking off #RespectWorks , a campaign to promote inclusiveness and prevent harassment in the workplace. A large and growing list of California companies have joined the campaign, pledging to use proven best practices to prevent harassment. Harassment has no place in our workplaces,” said Allan Zaremberg, President of CalChamber. California companies, join this free campaign now!

5 Steps to Prevent Age Discrimination in the Workplace

EverFi - HR

According to a recent AARP survey , 78% of older workers report that they have seen or experienced age discrimination at work, the highest level reported since the survey began in 2003. Age discrimination in the workplace doesn’t just negatively affect employees.

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.

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.

Why Harassment Training is Important for Your Organization

EverFi - HR

Few HR professionals would argue against the value of harassment training for their organizations. And yet, studies and first-person reports continue to indicate that traditional harassment training, by and large, doesn’t work to prevent harassment. .

EEOC records the fewest charges of discrimination in over 20 years!

The Employer Handbook

flex muscle by liz borchert from the Noun Project. I knew that my training and day-to-day employer counseling were good. Ok, it wasn’t so much me as it was a global pandemic, but either way, the U.S. But that’s a lot less than the 72,675 received in 2019.

New Federal Law Prohibits Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment, Assault Claims

HRWatchdog

Stated simply, as of March 3, 2022, employees subject to an arbitration agreement who bring claims involving sexual harassment or sexual assault cannot be compelled to arbitration on those claims — even if the agreement says otherwise. The U.S.

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.

Sexual harassment? No, I was just asking for a co-worker’s opinion about my butt lesions.

The Employer Handbook

Does the spike in remote work arrangements over the past few years mean the end of wacky sexual harassment cases? Although, in fairness, the unique facts of this case long pre-date the pandemic. So, the plaintiff prevails on her sexual harassment claim?