Beyond Checking the Box: Sexual Harassment Training That Works

Grovo HR

Sexual Harassment prevention training has been widespread since the 1980s. But the rates of sexual harassment complaints have not gone down in the decades since. While many companies have some sort of sexual harassment prevention training and policy, that statement is quite dismal. “I’ve Grovo’s training is different. Sexual harassment is discrimination. It’s about power, not about sexual desire.

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New California Law Requires Sexual Harassment Training for all Employees

HR Daily Advisor

Effective January 1, 2019, employers in California with 5 or more employees (or independent contractors) must provide sexual harassment training to all employees (SB 1343). The deadline for compliance with initial training is January 1, 2020.

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4 Ways to Create Effective Sexual Harassment Training

HR Morning

In a study by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), 71 percent of HR professionals said their company conducts sexual harassment prevention training. Why sexual harassment training is broken. Of course not!

Thoughts on Sexual Harassment—a Personal Perspective

HR Daily Advisor

I do a lot of antiharassment training. 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. I’m old enough to remember when sexual harassment wasn’t illegal. Of course not.

Charting Your Course Through Changing Regulations

Speaker: Bonnie Treichel, Senior Consultant & CCO, Multnomah Group

The world of work is changing. Today it is easier than ever to have employees in multiple cities across several states. Multistate offices used to be reserved for very large employers, but with today’s technology, even smaller employers can embrace this game changer. For employers, the multistate workforce allows the opportunity to cast a broader net to attract the best and brightest talent to the workplace. At the same time, it comes with challenges, including compliance with a variety of rules and regulations across different states and municipalities – some of which may conflict with federal law – and failure to comply could be quite costly.

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. . The illegality of sexual harassment.

Workplace sexual harassment: what it is and how to combat it

Insperity

Growing public conversations around workplace sexual harassment highlight a harrowing reality: It’s both widespread and frequently mishandled. How do you discern the difference between harassment and conduct that is merely inappropriate? staring or sexual gestures).

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 reasoning.

Agency Issues Clarification for Sexual Harassment Training Deadline

HRWatchdog

SB 1343 requires that all employers with five or more employees provide 1-hour training for employees and 2-hours training for supervisors. In the FAQs, the DFEH clarified that the law requires that all employees be trained during calendar year 2019.

Google ends forced arbitration of sexual harassment claims. Should you? Then what?

The Employer Handbook

Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The last month for Google has been big for tech and employment law nerds alike. On the tech side, Google released the latest versions of its flagship phone, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Googlers protest workplace harassment.

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.

Sexual Harassment Happens Across Industries: Train Your Workplace to Prevent Harassment

HRWatchdog

Sexual harassment affects all types of workplaces. The media has recently focused on high-profile sexual harassment cases involving Hollywood moguls, politicians and industry leaders. The case settled, and the worker will receive $25,000 as part of the settlement.

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. Action-based learning: Listening up.

7 Strategies for Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work

EverFi - HR

On any given day, you can do a Google search for “sexual harassment,” click on the “News” link, and find dozens of headlines about recent sexual harassment allegations. The stories cross geographies and industries and they show how little has been invested in preventing sexual harassment at work. No company is immune to the need to create and maintain a workplace that is free of harassment. Lighten Up on the Legalese.

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.

Has the #MeToo Movement Actually Changed Sexual Harassment Policies?

EverFi - HR

While most people likely believe that the “Me Too” movement is something that emerged over the last few years, it’s a movement that was actually started in 2006 by a woman named Tarana Burke, a survivor of sexual assault. The small flame she ignited was fanned and became an inferno in 2017—11 years later—fueled by allegations of sexual assault leveled against media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Awareness is the First Step in Sexual Harassment Prevention.

3 Ways Harassment Prevention Training Can Help Prevent Sexual Harassment

EverFi - HR

The Harvard Business Review recently posed the question : “Has sexual harassment at work decreased since #MeToo? MeToo has raised awareness of sexual harassment and its prevalence which has provided employees with a sense of community and feelings of confidence to be able to address and report incidents of harassment. And yet we can and should do more harassment prevention training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Harassment Training Deadline Extended, Clarified

HRWatchdog

The Governor signed “clean up” legislation to help clarify training deadlines for employers. As you may remember, on January 1, 2019, a new California law went into effect that made substantial changes to mandatory sexual harassment prevention training.

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: 10 Practical Tips

EverFi - HR

It seems like media reports are continuing to bring us heinous examples of sexual harassment and assault in workplace settings and the world at large. Unfortunately, these incidents don’t show signs of slowing, let alone stopping, any time in the near future. What are the essential steps for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace companies can follow to protect their employees? . Back off from the legalese.

Moving Beyond the Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment

EverFi - HR

For years, companies have been taking steps to address behaviors that meet the legal definition of sexual harassment in the workplace. They implemented training filled with examples from court cases, policies that repeat legal standards, and consequences for behavior that violated these rules. It seems that every week brings a new media story about some high-profile politicians, media personalities, or business executives tied to a sexual harassment accusation.

Can you fire a supervisor accused of sexual harassment without investigating first? Yep.

The Employer Handbook

” But, after receiving anonymous complaints of sexual harassment by one or more of the female lifeguards he supervised, the employer suspended and then terminated the lifeguard. That’s what the plaintiff alleged. Image Credit: [link].

What Workplace Sexual Harassment Law Changes Should We Expect in 2020?

EverFi - HR

HR professionals found themselves faced with a number of workplace sexual harassment law changes in 2019—and 2020 is likely to hold more of the same. Sexual harassment is top of mind these days, fueled by continual allegations against increasingly high-profile offenders, ranging all the way up to the White House. Enacting new laws is one way to demonstrate awareness and concern about sexual harassment. Sexual Harassment Laws in 2020.

10 Must-Dos to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Sexual Harassment Training

EverFi - HR

Sexual harassment training programs – as they exist in many organizations today – very often doesn’t work. Even the EEOC has found no evidence that standard, legal compliance-driven sexual harassment training is effective. If it had been effective, the #MeToo movement likely would never have had such a devastating scope. In some cases, the training companies provide may be doing more harm than good!

Sexual Harassment: Was Employee Subjected to Unwelcome Workplace Harassment?

HR Daily Advisor

A recent case from the Tennessee Court of Appeals acts as a reminder of the importance of implementing and enforcing policies aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. Shortly after the bathroom-stripping incident, the employee sued Wendy’s.

Sexual Harassment Training for Employees: Reframing the Conversation for Better Results

EverFi - HR

The #MeToo movement emerged nearly two years ago, providing a much-needed wake-up call to organizations that may have been lulled into thinking their prior sexual harassment training for employees was enough to keep harassment out of the workplace. Policies, hotlines, and compliance training are tactics that represent a necessary and tactical, yet inefficient, approach to attempting to ward off sexual harassment in the workplace.

CalChamber’s New, Improved Harassment Prevention Training Course

HRWatchdog

Come for the all-new courses; stay for the engaging movie-quality videos. CalChamber’s online harassment prevention course has trained nearly 1 million employees and supervisors — and it’s recently been revamped and enhanced with all-new video scenarios and interactive quizzes.

7 Ways HR Help Stop Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Empxtrack

The #MeToo movement has shone a light on the prevalence of sexual harassment in modern life. While only a few companies have a Weinstein or a Cosby, unfortunately, too many companies in the past let minor harassment go ignored. Go Beyond Training.

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.

Data Show New Trends in Workplace Sexual Harassment Reports

Zenefits

Employers have a legal obligation to maintain a workplace that is free of sexual harassment. If you allow your employees to work in a hostile environment where they experience or witness aggressive, unwanted sexual advances, or they have to endure sexually suggestive jokes and behaviors, you are violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Many states also have their own specific workplace sexual harassment laws as well. You set the tone.

Love Continues to Bloom at Work

HRWatchdog

on their significant other, which can sometimes be the same person. As people grow older, they are more likely to have a relationship with a co-worker — only 30 percent aged 18-21 have engaged in a work relationship as compared to 72 percent over the age of 50.

The Power of Background Checks to Mitigate Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

General Information Services

If you’ve so much as turned on a television in recent years, you are aware that the issue of sexual harassment has become pivotal. It is up to every employer to protect themselves and their employees against the substantial impact that a single sexual harassment suit can have on a workplace, not to mention the victims. As a first step, this is an essential insight into the past behaviors of applicants.

The Daily Rundown: Sexual Harassment Training and the State of Paid Family Leave

Zenefits

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Today we take a look at the debate around Colorado’s proposed paid family leave legislation, the role credit scores play in small business lending, and sexual harassment training in the Big Apple. Let’s get this party started…in a work-appropriate way, of course. Republican lawmakers in Colorado have voiced concerns about the impact this would have on businesses, particularly small businesses.

Harassment training entirely via text message. Could this actually work?

The Employer Handbook

Pluto claims to offer a text message harassment training course that helps startups get compliant in less than 5 minutes a day. . So, I headed over to the Pluto website to learn more. But, this whole concept of training by text message intrigues me.

3 Ways Online Harassment Training for Employees Can Positively Impact Your Company

EverFi - HR

With heightened awareness of workplace harassment around the country, several states and municipalities are creating or strengthening laws related to mandatory harassment training for employees. Harassment can be costly as many companies have discovered.

My Boss Sexually Harassed Me After Work

Evil HR Lady

Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? So, come join me on the Evil Side. During the night we were also texting.