EEOC releases sexual harassment stats one year after #MeToo

HR Morning

It’s been a year since countless stories of workplace sexual harassment started making headlines, and new data suggests the number of harassment complaints and lawsuits won’t be declining any time soon. . The number of lawsuits the EEOC filed increased by 50%.

Using Data to Prevent Workplace Harassment

EverFi - HR

It is widely understood that an organization will not be successful–and certainly will not grow and thrive–without robust data on all aspects of its operations. In business, organizations routinely gather and study data about sales, production, margin, and customer satisfaction to name just a few; in higher education, metrics around admissions, graduation rates, endowment, and student satisfaction are carefully monitored. Workplace Data Sources and How to Use Them.

11 steps that you can take now to reduce harassment in your workplace

The Employer Handbook

That sounds more “glass-half-full” than “ Don’t be like the Dallas Mavericks: 11 ways to avoid a Sports Illustrated report chronicling twenty years of allegations of sexual harassment and mismanagement in your workplace. But, the franchise has a long way to go.

#MeToo and the Workplace: HR and Sexual Harassment Policy

LaborSoft

#MeToo and the Workplace. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, HR and employee relations managers were sent scrambling. sexual harassment and/or discrimination has always been under the purview of HR, it has become a necessity for HR departments to not only tighten up or edify.

Top 10 ways to curb harassment, from EEOC task force

HR Morning

Over the past year-and-a-half, an EEOC task force has been charged with putting together best practices for how employers can stymie workplace harassment. Ways to attack the problem. The result? The highlights: Start at the top. Get data.

Who’s Calling, Please? DFEH Will Survey Employers About Anti-Harassment and Diversity Policies

HRWatchdog

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced that it will conduct a telephonic survey of California employers to ask questions about their anti-harassment and diversity policies. Employers will be selected randomly for the phone interviews.

EEOC’s latest, best 10 tactics for preventing harassment in the workplace

HR Morning

The EEOC is looking to publish enforcement guidance to address illegal harassment in the workplace. That guidance is being built around several tactics the agency’s suggesting employers take to address this problem. . Watch out for the legal liability conundrum.

Sex discrimination lawsuits cost four employers a bundle

HR Morning

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has made it clear that its chief enforcement target is “systematic” discrimination on the part of employers. In the first case, Mavis Discount Tire, Inc. The suit was resolved late on March 4, when U.S.

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

Sexual Harassment and HR’s Perception Problem

i4cp

Here we are, six months after the #metoo hashtag caught fire. What progress has been made (if any) in terms of how organizations are responding to claims of transgressive behavior in the workplace? As i4cp reported earlier this year, the results of a pulse survey we fielded on the topic of sexual harassment and how organizations are responding to the issue identified distinct areas that can and should be improved upon, starting with HR.

Is Arbitration Of Harassment the Best Course Of Action?

LaborSoft

is arbitration of harassment claims the best course of action? Coming off the heels of this victory, employers have been structuring contractual relationships, including many with independent contractors, with arbitration programs to resolve work-related issues.

Stakeholders Get More Time to Comment on EEOC Harassment Guidance

HR Daily Advisor

Stakeholders now have until March 21 to comment on a proposed antiharassment guidance from the U.S. Given the change in administration, it makes sense to provide stakeholders with more time, he said. Lipnic to chair of the commission, the fate of those issues may be in question.

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. And so the hashtag was born.

Calling All Companies: It’s Time to Get Real About Sexual Harassment

Mitratech

Let’s talk about sex (-ual harassment)! In fact, 81 percent of women and 43 percent of men have experienced some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime, according to a survey conducted by nonprofit organization Stop Street Harassment. We’ve all seen the headlines recently.

Governor Newsom Signs New 2020 Employment Laws

HRWatchdog

In 2019, the California Legislature and Governor Newsom enacted 870 bills. Sunday, October 13, 2019, was the last day for Governor Gavin Newsom to either sign or veto legislation that the California Legislature passed in 2019.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo - Employee Training

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. Compliance training resources and modules generally consist of a long list of code of conduct which includes topics such as anti-harassment, bribery, FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practice Act), protection of company data, client interactions, usage of company property and data security, etc. Are your Compliance Training Resources Effective?

Why your sexual harassment policy needs a contingency plan

Business Management Daily

But in the days after the termination , details emerged showing that the fast food company had prepared in advance to handle relationships between C-suite executives and subordinates. In June 2017, Jennifer reported to Formosa Plastics that John was sexually harassing her.

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. Important Training Components.

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. This has occurred for two reasons: the EEOC is filing a lot of charges in that area, and.

Harassment in the workplace is an epidemic. It’s time to treat it that way.

EverFi - HR

It’s that time of the year again: flu season. As the air grows colder and people spend more time together indoors, organizations en masse are offering flu shots to their employees, hanging posters in bathrooms and break rooms with tips for guarding against the flu and preventing its spread (Wash your hands! Why don’t we address harassment in the workplace like we do the flu, with this same prevention-focused approach?

From the courtroom: Ensure dress code allows for religious needs

Business Management Daily

The EEOC takes religious discrimination seriously and has been aggressively going after employers that enforce dress codes that unnecessarily restrict employees’ faith-mandated attire. Plus, the U.S. It may also amount to national origin discrimination.

EEOC 2017 Litigation Data Shows Nearly $400M in Settlements.

Investipro

On January 25 th , the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released their Fiscal Year 2017 Enforcement and Litigation Data Report. Although the numbers are a bit lower than in 2016, the message is still clear. Hold everyone accountable to the same set of rules.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo - Employee Training

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. It generally consists of a long list of code of conduct which includes topics such as anti-harassment, bribery, FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practice Act), protection of company data, client interactions, usage of company property and data security etc. Are your Compliance Training Resources Effective? Employees quickly glance through them and go for the start test button.

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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?!”. HR must be at the forefront of positive change.

Is obesity a disability under ADA?

Business Management Daily

More than one-third of American adults—some 72 million people—are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But generally, obesity alone does not qualify as a disability under the ADA. Mark came down with the flu and took leave from work.

Retaliation Charges Top the List Again

HRWatchdog

Race and disability had the second and third most charges, respectively. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released detailed breakdowns of the 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year 2016.

5 HR Trends and Best Practices

Tandem HR

Keeping a pulse on the management, compliance and best practices associated with your most valuable assets – your human resources – is crucial when striving to become an exceptional workplace. You also need to remain compliant throughout the process to avoid litigation or hefty fines.

When do you have the file your EEO-1 this year?

The Employer Handbook

We don’t talk much about the EEO-1 Report on this blog. The EEO-1 is the federally-mandated survey of company employment data categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and job category Companies with 100 or more employees must file it each year.

#HotInHR: Tech Hiring Tons of Talent, Suit Aims To Keep LinkedIn Data Public, Workers Win Only 1% of Civil Rights Lawsuits

HRmarketer

Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. Every Generation Wants Meaningful Work — but Thinks Other Age Groups Are in It for the Money – HBR. The first week of August is National Simplify Your Life week.

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? Employers base employment decisions on the victim’s submission to or rejection of the harassment.

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? Employers base employment decisions on the victim’s submission to or rejection of the harassment.

That EEO-1 you just filed will look a lot different next time. Oh, good…

The Employer Handbook

I’ve got to be on my game at the SHRM Lehigh Valley Annual Conference. I’m presenting 5, yes five , sessions over the next two days. If you are in Bethlehem, PA for the conference, please check out the schedule , enjoy a sesh with me, or just stop by and say hello.

That EEO-1 you just filed will look a lot different next time. Oh, good…

The Employer Handbook

I’ve got to be on my game at the SHRM Lehigh Valley Annual Conference. I’m presenting 5, yes five , sessions over the next two days. If you are in Bethlehem, PA for the conference, please check out the schedule , enjoy a sesh with me, or just stop by and say hello.

Social Media Background Checks: Are They Okay – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

We decided not to move this candidate along in the selection process as these posts didn’t reflect our company’s values. Is there a legal issue with making decisions like this in the future? Let’s address THE burning question that everyone wants to know.

English-Only Policies Are Presumptively Unlawful Under New FEHA Regs

HR Daily Advisor

California leads the United States in foreign-born and non-English- speaking residents. According to data from the U.S. As a result, workplace protections addressing national origin require particular attention in the Golden State.

Study: HR pros stressed about changing regs, but not where you’d think

HR Morning

While employers are keeping a close eye on ACA-repeal efforts and other changes under the new administration, they’re most concerned about what’s happening in their own backyards. To view the full report, visit. At the local, state level. The impact of an ACA repeal.

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Don’t Rewrite Your Policy Manuals, Just Do This Instead…

PerformanceICreate

Stop Discriminating! Now that it’s February and all the new year’s articles are out about updates to policy manuals, I am here to remind you that policies are pretty much worthless. They are worse than the mission statements on transparency and integrity that are projected on the lobby wall while people continue to hide things and lie. Especially when they sit in a notebook in the bottom drawer or 8 clicks into the employee portal.