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.

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. Employers must then provide the training every 2 years. Currently, state law requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide training to supervisory employees only.

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.

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.

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. adults believe changes need to be made to eliminate sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, with 44 percent saying better sexual harassment training is the key. Why sexual harassment training is broken. Of course not!

Sexual Harassment Outside of Work

EverFi - HR

It may not be widely known, but employers are as responsible for sexual harassment outside of work as they are for harassment that occurs during work hours—when that harassment involves other employees, vendors, customers, or clients. As SHRM’s sample Sexual Harassment Out Of Work Policy and Complaint/Investigation Procedure states, “Employees are prohibited from harassing others both on and off the employer premises and during or outside of work hours.” .

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.

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?

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. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) discussing the new sexual harassment prevention training requirements that will have an impact on virtually every business in the state and all those businesses’ employees and supervisors.

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. As an employer, you have an opportunity to learn from the collective concern about this sensitive topic and use what you’ve learned to create a healthier and safer workplace. How do you discern the difference between harassment and conduct that is merely inappropriate? Defining workplace sexual harassment.

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. For example, The New York Times recently reported that Google paid $90M to a man accused of sexual harassment. Not the victim, the accused. The protest worked.

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.

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. Almost every HR department has conducted workplace training that explains what sexual harassment is, the consequences for engaging in such behavior, and the remedies available to the person who is being harassed.

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.

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. But harassment in the workplace has been an issue of concern long before the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and affects all types of workplaces, as a recent settlement obtained by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) demonstrates.

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.

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.

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.

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. Training must take place within six months of hire or promotion and every two years thereafter. However, SB 778 doesn’t impact the portion of the law addressing seasonal and temporary workers.

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!

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. So, the lifeguard — we’ll call him ‘plaintiff’ now — sued for gender discrimination. Did the gender of the supervisor accused of sexual harassment motivate his employer to fire him? Image Credit: [link].

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.

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. The outcome of the case also shows that while you may not be able to prevent all inappropriate behavior by your supervisors, how you respond to such behavior may end up deciding your fate if you are sued for workplace harassment.

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. Training has to be seen as being helpful, not a punishment. Recently, Starbucks closed every single location in the middle of the day to have a class on cultural sensitivity.

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.

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.

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

HR Daily Advisor

When we reported last year about the ouster of recently deceased Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, we noted that Ailes’ repeated pattern of “couch casting” didn’t occur in a vacuum; rather, it sent a message throughout the organization that sexually harassing behavior was condoned at the highest level. In losing O’Reilly, Fox is jettisoning the highest-rated cash cow in the business.

CalChamber’s New, Improved Harassment Prevention Training Course

HRWatchdog

Come for the all-new courses; stay for the engaging movie-quality videos. Harassment prevention training is now mandatory for employers with five or more employees, but it doesn’t have to be boring or involve old, corny videos where the ‘90s fashion is more memorable than the scene. CalChamber’s training will not only help you recognize what the fine lines of unlawful harassment look like, but also how to report harassment when you notice it.

Love Continues to Bloom at Work

HRWatchdog

on their significant other, which can sometimes be the same person. The vast majority of Valentine’s Day dollars are still spent on significant others, but there’s a big increase this year in consumers spreading the love to children, parents, friends and coworkers,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said in a press release. Employers are legitimately concerned that one of the employees in an office relationship may report sexual harassment or sexual discrimination.

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.

employees sleeping at work during snow storm, recruiter sexually harassed me on a phone interview, and more

Ask a Manager

Whenever there is a snowstorm, the lab stays open and employees are expected to come to work unless they can make other arrangements with their supervisors, such as time off or reorganized schedules. Many of the employees have long commutes and families. The company has the policy that in case of a snow storm, the employees can obtain cots and toiletry kits from the security department and sleep in offices and conference rooms.

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. Monday, July 19, 2010 My Boss Sexually Harassed Me After Work Dear Evil HR Lady, Im a female in my mid-thirties. During the night we were also texting. Yesterday at work he cornered me in the hallway and caught me completely off-guard.

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. SB 1343 mandates that all Californian companies over 5 people conduct harassment training for their employees by January 1, 2020. Unfortunately, harassment training can be expensive and difficult for startups to conduct, despite it being absolutely vital.

Why Uber, Google, and Other Companies Failed to Address Workplace Harassment

Rallyware for Human Resources

Even though we see the rise of the #MeToo movement and can witness the way recent harassment issues are shaping the global conversation against workplace bullying, abuse, discrimination, and other forms of misconduct, there’s still a lot to be done. Particularly, many companies haven’t yet provided effective workplace harassment training, preventing their employees from fully comprehending this issue with must-attend annual seminars.

Benefits of Using a Learning Management System for Your Ongoing and Recurring Training

SkyPrep

Ongoing and recurring training are vital types of training that contributes to the success of the business. Using both types of training within your organization will ensure your employees are sufficiently trained on company processes and procedures and are compliant with policies and regulations. You run the risk of having poor-performing employees and face liabilities if you do not offer consistent ongoing and recurring training.

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#MeToo went viral. But, how big has it really been on social media?!? I’ve the got the numbers…

The Employer Handbook

On October 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano urged socal media user to share their stories of sexual harassment using the hashtag #MeToo. Of course, you have. As have the millions of others who have used the hashtag since. This post goes inside numbers to detail the proliferation of the #MeToo movement social media. How many times has the hashtag #MeToo been used on Twitter? More than 19 million, according to the Pew Research study.

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The Employer Handbook

Another one bites the dust. Just minutes before the Today Show went live yesterday on NBC, network chairman Andy Lack released a statement saying that a colleague had come forward reporting “inappropriate sexual behavior” from host Matt Lauer. Many news outlets reported the bad behavior took place on a trip to the Sochi Olympics in 2014. And just like that, the host of the Today Show for 20 years, who was making $25 million per year, was fired.