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Essential Facts to Know Regarding Sexual Harassment Training

UpstartHR

With the current discussion surrounding sexual harassment and sexual allegations, it’s more important than ever for HR professionals to cover all the bases when it comes to compliance training. Even though behavior that might be considered sexual harassment might seem rather obvious in this day and age, it’s often more nuanced than most employees might consider. More Males Report Sexual Harassment Than Females. Sexual banter.

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.

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How to Provide Sexual Harassment Training to Your Employees

Homebase

Sexual harassment has been a hot topic among legislators thanks to the issue finding its way into the national spotlight in the last few years through the #MeToo movement. . What is considered sexual harassment under the law? .

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. What if the harasser was another male?

Why the ‘Pence Rule’ is exactly how you shouldn’t go about preventing sexual harassment

HR Morning

With new high profile sexual harassment allegations coming out on a daily basis, a lot of companies are considering policy changes and putting new protocols into place. The Pence Rule. After all, harassment can’t occur if men and women are never alone together, right?

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).

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.

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.

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].

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.

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.

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.

Connecticut Expanded Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Goes into Effect Oct. 1

Zenefits

More employers will be required to provide mandatory sexual harassment training to all employees starting October 1, 2019. Also under the new law any employer with 3 or more employees must provide 2 hours of sexual harassment training to all employees, not just supervisors.

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DFEH Updates Required Harassment Prevention Pamphlet; Issues Guidance

HRWatchdog

Make sure you hand out sexual harassment prevention pamphlets that comply with the law. Although the DFEH refers to the printable information sheet as a “poster,” it is really just an information sheet. Learn more about what HRCalifornia can do for you.

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.

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.

Two Compliance Issues every HR professional should know and teach to managers

OmegaHR Solutions

I have come across a number of “must-know” lists in the past couple of weeks. Perhaps this is an artifact of the time of year, getting a fresh start phenomenon. These are the things that I think all good professionals must know. Anti-discrimination.

Ask an HR Expert: Romantic relationships in the workplace

Tandem HR

Today’s question is “What do I need to consider as an employer when it comes to romantic relationships in the workplace?”. Today’s question is “What do I need to consider as an employer when it comes to romantic relationships in the workplace?”. Will that look like discrimination?

But, Eric, shouldn’t we update our anti-harassment policies in 2018 also?

The Employer Handbook

How about with the great Jonathan Segal who saves me a lot of work with his post for the SHRM Blog entitled “5 Effective Ways to Upgrade Your Anti-Harassment Policy.” ” Let’s see if I can summarize my buddy’s wisdom without liberally plagiarizing quoting his blog post: There’s more to the anti-harassment policy than just sexual harassment. But, do focus on sexual harassment.

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.

New Law Expands Definition of Registered Domestic Partnership, Add Flex Plan Notice Requirement

HRWatchdog

In keeping with the new year theme, today’s podcast includes two new “sleeper laws” that took effect on Jan. These laws have not been highly publicized or spoken about frequently in the news, yet are still important for employers to know. Sexual Harassment Prevention Deadlines.

New Jersey Harassment Case Ruling Leads to New Definition of ‘Supervisor’ and Other Surprises

HR Daily Advisor

The U.S. The court also rejected the application of the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting framework to hostile work environment claims. In November 2011, the Atlantic City Board of Education hired “Stacy” as a substitute custodian.

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.

California Moves to Amend Discrimination and Harassment Regulations

HRWatchdog

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council continues to move forward with proposed amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) Regulations, and the public is invited to submit comments to the recent modifications. FEHA prohibits harassment and discrimination based on protected classes. Required content, dissemination and translation of harassment and discrimination policies. Members can learn more about FEHA in the HR Library.

Should an Office Romance Be Allowed at Work?

Stratus

Since they’re probably already happening, a better strategy is to be aware of the dangers and to have a plan in your back pocket of how to cautiously handle any workplace love connections. Although they make work much more exciting for the couple involved, office romances provide a number of workplace issues. Overall, workplace relationships that turn into love connections take a definite toll on productivity. Conduct annual workplace anti-harassment training.

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HELP WANTED: CEO, especially one who isn’t a damn knuckledragger!

The Employer Handbook

In February, a female Uber employee blogging under the pseudonym Amy Vertino blew the lid off of what she alleged to be a corporate culture of misogyny and other rampant discrimination. Recently, there have been several additional high-profile stories of alleged sex discrimination and harassment at the very top of the ladder. But, allegations of sexism in the C-Suite have been around long before Uber, Fox News, and Mad Men.

Workplace Discrimination and Harassment: Are Your Managers Ready?

Insperity

New lawsuits from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – such as the recent sexual orientation cases covered by the mainstream media) – may have you asking: What are some things that my managers can do to avoid them? Training is the answer. They’ll be the ones receiving and processing the complaints. 8 Key Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) training topics for managers. Here’s a list of the key topics.

Campus Prevention Network Legal Brief

EverFi - HR

The final Title IX regulations were released on May 6, 2020, and will become effective on August 14, 2020, unless a court enjoins the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Secretary Betsy DeVos issued the new Title IX regulations on May 6, 2020. Definition of Sexual Harassment.

Campus Prevention Network Legal Brief

EverFi - HR

The final Title IX regulations were released on May 6, 2020, and will become effective on August 14, 2020, unless a court enjoins the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Secretary Betsy DeVos issued the new Title IX regulations on May 6, 2020. Definition of Sexual Harassment.

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.

Forced Pagan Ritual Ends in Discrimination Lawsuit for Virginia Employer

HR Daily Advisor

With a shortage of Catholic priests—and younger priests not looking at the task too favorably —there aren’t too many people left who will perform an exorcism. Whether you believe in demon possession or not, one thing is certain: The task is definitely not something for HR professionals!

Bystander Intervention: A Critical Part of Effective Harassment Prevention

EverFi - HR

We’ve likely all heard the phrase, “if you see something, say something.” Now that phrase is making its way into workplaces around the country as organizations continue to look for new ways to address the age-old problem of harassment. Traditional harassment prevention has taken a primarily punitive tone—focused on what employees should not do, versus what they should do. 4 Pillars of Harassment Prevention Companies today are facing difficult workplace issues.

A New #HR Policy: “The Anti-A**hole Policy”

PerformanceICreate

Fully realizing that I may be shooting myself in the foot, I feel the need to say this: if you need to be trained on how to be decent in the workplace, Lord help you. While I’m a COO now, I have been training my entire career and still do as a regular part of my job. I love everything about training. I also love the law. To that end, I know the ins and outs of non-discrimination/non-harassment/non-retaliation laws and regulations.

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?

Protect Your Business: How to Avoid the Most Common Discrimination Charge

Insperity

In 2014, nearly 43 percent of all discrimination complaints filed nationwide with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused employers of retaliation. And according to the EEOC, the number of findings based on a retaliation claim is outpacing other types of discrimination.