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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. Workplace harassment can include anything from unwanted sexual attention, bullying, intimidation and other behaviors. How common is workplace harassment? Lead from the top.

Diversity in the Workplace - Benefits, Challenges, and Profitability

Hubert

First thing's first: What is diversity in the workplace? ? When John F Kennedy in 1961 signed what was to be known as the "Affirmative Action", he laid down a foundation that would encourage companies to build a more diverse workforce. What is the goal? Training 4.

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The Top 20 Diversity Titles [with Descriptions]

Ongig

Which diversity titles work best for you and your team? My team and I looked at the best practices at leading companies as well as the most popular diversity titles requested on Google (via ahrefs and Google’s Keyword Tool). Diversity vs Inclusion vs. Equity.

EEOC Training Programs Help Employers Fight Sexual Harassment

HR Daily Advisor

The recent high-profile sexual harassment accusations leading to public humiliation and terminations has highlighted the need for companies to properly train their supervisors and employees on what is and is not harassment.

Diversity Training in a Nutshell: Why It Fails and How to Make It Work

Rallyware for Human Resources

In April, two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks after the store manager called the police. The men asked for a bathroom code but were denied because they were sitting in the coffee shop, had not ordered anything, and refused to leave.

EEOC Ruling on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

With the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage bans illegal across the country, many people have raised the question of discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must have taken note of this.

Tips to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Nearly everyone knows that sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal. But not everyone knows exactly what constitutes sexual harassment, and what employers can do to prevent it. Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment. The workplace is not a place for crude jokes.

High Profile or Not, Sexual Harassment Claims Require Employer Action

HR Daily Advisor

Sexual harassmentthe subject has exploded in recent weeks as people from all walks have spoken up about a menacing workplace problem. Over the years, he had even paid to settle several sexual harassment claims without the company taking action. Need to learn more?

5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Compliance Training

HR Hardball

Compliance training has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight, following high-profile sexual harassment scandals that have dominated the news cycle for months. For HR, now’s the optimal time to review and update your compliance training programs.

India: Developments Affecting Diversity in the Workplace

Global People Strategist

When it comes to inclusivity and diversity within the workplace, companies operating in India now have to face and adhere to four major recent developments in the country’s employment law. The employer provides safe doorstep transportation to and from the workplace.

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.

Gender Identity and Discrimination: Not So Clear Under the Law

HR Daily Advisor

In today’s Advisor , we’ll hear from Joan Farrell, JD, senior legal editor, on the tricky laws involving gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination. Examples of Discrimination or Harassment. By Joan Farrell, JD, Senior Legal Editor at BLR ®.

15 steps you can take to build a more diverse workforce.

LifeSpeak

There’s no two ways about it — diversity is good. Not only is hiring for diversity the right thing to do from a societal perspective, but it has several economic benefits as well. A McKinsey study also revealed that diverse organizations earn 35% better results than those that are more homogeneous. While workplaces are definitely improving, a lot of ingrained ignorance remains to be undone. Make the selection criteria and hiring process transparent.

KY Court: Atheism Is a Protected Class, but Sexual Orientation Isn’t

HR Daily Advisor

A Kentucky federal court recently allowed a former employee’s claim of harassment based on his atheism to proceed but rejected his claim of harassment based on his coworkers’ beliefs about his sexual orientation. Diversity Insight Sexual Orientation Discrimination

DOJ reverses course on Title VII protections for transgender persons

HR Daily Advisor

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum announcing the U.S. Justice Department’s (DOJ) new stance that transgender employees aren’t protected from discrimination under federal law. Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination. In 1989, the U.S.

7 Tips to Be Sure You’re Managing Diversity in the Workplace Correctly

Insperity

Remember the last time you went to a lively dinner party? You may not have noticed, but the host was busy bringing people together, making them feel welcome and moving the conversation along. Managing diversity in your company is much the same as hosting a lively dinner. Assembling the right mix of employees on your team and in your business is the first step, but you’ll need to be vigilant and committed to make it a success.

6 Compliance Training FAQs Answered for Your Business

Insperity

Unfortunately, if your business has employees, incidents of discrimination and harassment may occasionally disrupt your company culture. People naturally bring their biases into the workplace – sometimes by accident, sometimes by choice.

Unintended Consequences Matter: Learning to See Bystanderism and Microaggression as Contributors to Employee Turnover in the Workplace

Inpower Coaching

Efforts to increase diversity in our workplaces has been dismally slow over the last few decades, despite business initiatives, research and even expansions of the very definition of diversity. They want harassment to stop. Learning to see microaggressions.

Top 20 HR Strange But True Stories for 2016, Part 2

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s HRSBT , we counted down the top 20 HRSBT stories of 2016. Here are the remaining 10! #10: However, sometimes employers take administrative professionals for granted and end up treating them like personal assistants, rather than the professionals that they are! #9:

More Than a Check Box: Why Compliance Should Be an Integral Part of Company Strategy

Cornerstone On Demand

You won't find Heather Bussing's definition of compliance in a dictionary. It touches every single thing that an employee does, including how they adhere to the policies of the organization, and how they interact with their fellow employees, managers and work environment.

6 Compliance Training FAQs Answered for Your Business

Insperity

Unfortunately, if your business has employees, incidents of discrimination and harassment may occasionally disrupt your company culture. People naturally bring their biases into the workplace – sometimes by accident, sometimes by choice. Thorough compliance training can go a long way toward preventing these incidents. Here are the answers to six of the most frequently asked questions about workplace compliance training.

15 Gender Identity Terms You Need to Know to Build an Inclusive Workplace

Linkedin Talent Blog

You’ve probably read an article or two about how male and female candidates approach the job search differently , use different language in interviews, and have varied styles for negotiating compensation. But those articles don’t tell the whole story. of the adult population.

Fear of Retaliation in the Workplace: Assuaging Employees

EverFi - HR

According to the #MeToo Index, which tracks “high profile” incidents of sexual harassment , accusations have seemingly declined since Harvey Weinstein’s bad behaviors first surfaced in the media in October 2017, according to CBS News. Is the drop in high profile accusations good news or bad news? Why the reluctance? . One of the primary reasons is the fear of retaliation at work. And, unfortunately, the fears may be justified.

6 top tips for preventing ageism in the workplace

Insperity

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects individuals 40 and over from discrimination in any decision made during the full cycle of employment – including everything from hiring, termination, pay, job duties and beyond. Fifty years after its enactment, one in four discrimination claims are still related to ageism, according to the EEOC. Follow these tips to help prevent age discrimination in your organization.

Most Important Developments in HR for 1/24

GetFive

Delta Air Lines employees are going to be feeling the love on Valentine’s Day this year. The airline’s CEO announced Monday that Delta will pay out a record $1.6 The bonus payment to the Atlanta-based company’s 90,000 employees on Feb.

13 Employee Engagement Trends for 2020

Vantage Circle

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. Darwin might not have quoted the above line with respect to business, but his words seem to echo in the business world, now more than ever. The list just goes on.

11 Reasons You Should Work at Women-led Companies

CakeHR

In the ’80s, women would need a male-co-signor to apply for bank loans and capital would be minimal. Times have objectively changed for the better, and women are now granted the freedom that they deserve. However, gender discrimination still seems to seep into our lives.

5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends for 2019

EverFi - HR

You’ve probably heard about its importance, but what is the purpose of corporate social responsibility (CSR)? Consumers have become more aware of the motives behind the businesses they frequent and want the companies they support to share their ideas, invest in positive non-profits, and make good choices for their employees and the environment. Looking for the next big thing in corporate social responsibility? Hire for Diversity and Equality.

Gender Fluidity and HR: Moving Beyond M/F Labeling (i4cp login required)

i4cp

How are organizations acknowledging heightening awareness and evolving understanding of gender, identity, and orientation in the workplace? Is HR adjusting by expanding beyond the typical M/F labels in policies, practices, and metrics?

60+ Top Global Influencers in HR Tech of 2019

Digital HR Tech

The idea behind this article simply is to share inspiring people from the global HR tech world with you. Some of them have just entered the industry while others have been around for a long time. The names are listed in no particular order. Let the commenting begin.

EEOC Outlook for 2018: What Should Employers Expect from the Agency?

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), by contrast, had a relatively uneventful year. No major controversial issues surfaced, key leadership positions were left unfilled, and some EEO issues are important to the president’s daughter—and by extension may be important to him.

60+ Top Global Influencers in HR Tech of 2019

Digital HR Tech

The idea behind this article simply is to share inspiring people from the global HR tech world with you. Some of them have just entered the industry while others have been around for a long time. The names are listed in no particular order. Let the commenting begin.

10 Employee Engagement Trends for 2019

Vantage Circle

It is defined as the “emotional connect” that an employee feels towards its organization. We live in a world where trends change in the blink of an eye. With every new generation in the workforce, employee engagement trends change drastically. Here is a list of 10 Employee engagement trends for the coming year. Embracing flexibility will become the highlight in the employee engagement space in 2019. It helps in the smooth running of the management.

Common LGBTQ Issues in the Workplace (and How to Solve Them)

Zenefits

On July 21, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees and job applicants based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. “In This was an important day for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. However, as we celebrate Pride Month this June, it’s important to remember that the fight for equal rights and protections is nowhere near over. Fathers in the U.S.

Who Let the Dogs in? Possibly HR: Service Animal Requests in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Employees’ service animal accommodation requests tend to bring out the beast in everyone – employees requesting the accommodation, employers, and other employees. Anecdotally, service animal questions are on the rise, dogging HR professionals. The issue is here to stay.