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. . To mark the anniversary of #MeToo, the EEOC released its preliminary findings to examine the effect of the movement. This is the first time this number has gone up in five years. Train your managers.

#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. In fact, more than half of businesses surveyed in 2018 reported plans of changing sexual harassment policies and how claims are filed and dealt with.

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.

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.

EEOC Sees Uptick in Sexual Harassment Charges, Lawsuits Filed in 2018

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new report on sexual harassment data for fiscal year (FY) 2018 shows a more than 50 percent increase in sexual harassment lawsuits filed by the agency and a more than 12 percent increase in the number of charges it received over FY 2017. What should employers take from the new figures? Employers Taking Harassment Claims Seriously. Civility training also is recommended.

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!

One in Five Employers Anticipate Increases in Sexual Harassment Claims

i4cp

Many companies feel sexual harassment training is ineffective today. Nearly 20% of organizations are preparing for a possible increase in sexual harassment claims, according to a new survey conducted by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), the human capital industry’s leading research firm. And 20% of organizations plan to revise their current training approach. “It’s

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.

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. The survey spanned across industries and the “continuum of unwanted experiences,” ranging from: Verbal sexual harassment (either online or in person). We’ve all seen the headlines recently.

Mentor Sued for Sexual Harassment Points to Lack of Training as Excuse

HR Daily Advisor

A male scientist allegedly expressed his interest in having a sexual relationship with a female graduate student on numerous occasions while mentoring her on remote research excursions deep in the woods of Alaska. The student later sued him and the university where she was pursuing a doctorate degree, alleging hostile work environment. The research project was a joint collaboration between the U.S. Her mentor was “Cameron,” a scientist from the U.S.

Following the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, what challenges do HR now face?

CakeHR

You would have had to have been living under a rock to have missed the #metoo movement and the aftermath. Whether you have personally been a victim of sexual assault or harassment, have been witness to or know someone that has, the #MeToo campaign finally gave people a voice to be listened to. And then there was #Timesup, which further highlighted sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. The role of HR in #MeToo.

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? Hasn’t sexual harassment been illegal already?

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? Hasn’t sexual harassment been illegal already?

Three Monday morning HR lessons: Learning from the bad judgment of others

OmegaHR Solutions

Three HR lessons to start your week off. Most of us have probably seen the quote “ Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment” , a quote attributed to numerous people. The important thing to realize is that it does not always have to be your bad judgment that you learn from, you can learn from the bad judgment of others. These lessons will save your company money, bad publicity and may save you, the HR person, your job.

EEOC Claims Spike One Year After #MeToo Movement Takes Off

HRWatchdog

With the influence of the #MeToo movement, the EEOC saw a 12 percent increase in the number of sexual harassment charges filed this year. Preliminary data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) demonstrates a heightened awareness in the workplace about sexual harassment since the #MeToo movement took off last year. Harassment #metoo EEOC EEOC claims sexual harassment U.S

Your HR Recommendations Being Dismissed? Helpful Tips on What to Do

HRWatchdog

Human resources professionals often have some of the most difficult conversations in the workplace. Whether they need to mediate workplace conflict or craft policies that comply with state and federal laws, the advice HR professionals provide can be an invaluable asset to businesses. The clip, Shaw tells Frank, showcases a conversation with which many HR professionals are undoubtedly familiar. Visit the CalChamber store for more information.

From bystander to upstander

CLO Magazine

We’ve changed the laws. We’ve mandated sexual harassment prevention training. Up until a couple years ago, anti-harassment training was usually organized in response to a specific incident or public moment. How these trainings work. In the moment.

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. Here’s what to look forward to in 2020: New Employee Classification Test: AB 5 codifies the “ABC” test adopted by the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Operations West, Inc.

#HotInHR: Iceland wants to end its gender pay gap in 5 years. Can the U.S. follow?

Advos

Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. The 40 Best Workplaces in Technology 2018 – Fortune. These are the best tech companies to work for in 2018 (including HR Tech) sorted into categories of large, and small or medium. Can the U.S. Can the U.S. How Likely Is Someone To Sexually Harass Others? Related: Quiz: How likely are you to sexually harass?

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. The company’s policy had already defined such power-imbalanced relationships as violations of its sexual harassment policy. It should: Include a clear sexual harassment policy that covers all workplace relationships between leaders and their subordinates.

Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

HRWatchdog

Do you have the same compliance concerns as the employers in this survey? Over the past year, employers’ compliance challenges increased significantly thanks to both an uptick in federal employment law enforcement, and the growing “patchwork” of state and local requirements, according to the 2019 Littler Annual Employer Survey. The survey, released May 8, found that employers’ primary concern is the U.S.

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. ” Yeah, I’m comfortable with the title of today’s blog post. If you hung around yesterday, you got yourself a primer on the anatomy of a workplace investigation report. The Message to Management.

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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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?!”. While I’m not here to play the court of public opinion regarding the validity of these stories, I am here to tell you: It’s 2017, and sexism in the workplace is something every organization should be concerned about.

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

#HotInHR: Backlash Builds Against Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley, Gender Pay Gap in White House, Workplace Romances

Advos

Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. Backlash Builds Against Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley – NYT. The upheaval over sexual harassment in the technology start-up industry mushroomed on Monday, with the resignation of a prominent Silicon Valley investor… Read more. Zero-hours contracts affect young people’s health, study finds – The Guardian.

Time’s Up: I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

HR Daily Advisor

“So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.” – Oprah Winfrey at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

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

More Than A Handbook: Maintaining Conduct Policy Compliance

Essium HRM

Disciplining an employee is never a pleasant experience, but no matter the size of your business, the reality hits for every employer. Additionally, your conduct policy has to have “teeth”, in order to extend to contractors who may sit outside of the every-day communication patterns of your team. Whether real or perceived, many situations could end up in a lawsuit – sexual harassment, discrimination, wage, overtime and wrongful termination.

Stop Wasting Time Measuring HR Data

UpstartHR

For goodness sake, please stop measuring HR data. You heard this “ big data ” thing it was a good idea, and you started gathering information. You’re hitting up your applicant tracking system, payroll system, and other data feeds to get what you want. You need to know ahead of time (or at least have a general idea) about how the information can help you. Here’s the twist. Think about the information you gather and report. Please.

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A data breach is often an employee problem

OmegaHR Solutions

Phishing is a leading cause of data breaches at companies. According to the Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report “phishing” is still a major source of data breaches. They found that 23% of recipients of phishing emails were opening them and 11% were clicking on the links in the email. Fifty percent of these people were opening and clicking within one hour of having receiving the email. Training and awareness.

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Choosing an Online Compliance Training Vendor for Your Company?

EverFi - HR

Online corporate compliance training is becoming an increasingly important tool across all types of organizations. Some may consider online compliance training to meet guidelines required by an outside organization or state and federal regulations. Others may employ online compliance training for employees to create a common language that fosters dialogue about topics that matter to your organization and community, such as sexual harassment prevention.

6 of the Biggest Threats to an Effective Workplace Training Program

EverFi - HR

Organizations have been providing harassment training for employees for a number of years, and in some areas, state and federal government agencies have been requiring it too. The opportunity cost of pulling employees away from their regular duties; and . Not using data.

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. The EEOC reported 695,000 complaints called in reporting discrimination of all kinds, including sexual harassment. Six ways employers can best protect the company AND the employees.

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.

What You Should Know About Workplace Compliance Training

EverFi - HR

For most companies, the risk of litigation is often enough of an incentive to train their employees. But if employees don’t know what behavior to avoid, they are more likely to engage in conduct that crosses the line and leads to allegations of harassment that holds the employer liable. Reducing the risk of litigation is the very least that compliance training should do. million total—the greatest amount of monetary damages since 2010.

Retaliation: A Silent Workplace Pandemic

EverFi - HR

The EEOC receives 5x more charges of retaliation than sexual harassment — more than all race, color, and religion-based discrimination charges combined. Worse still, many organizations are unaware of the potential risks that retaliation poses. Workplace Training