An Important Discrepancy in Workplace Harassment Policies, Law

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Workplace Harassment: A Q&A With Lori

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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.

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Moving Beyond the Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment

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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.

New California FEHA Regulations ‘Clarify’ Definition of Employer

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The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) now has a new counting method for the five-employee threshold. Definition of Employer. Therefore, the new regulations redefine what “regularly employing” means and who counts towards the “five or more persons” requirement.

Ask an HR Expert: Anti Harassment Training in IL

Tandem HR

Today’s question is: What are the new requirements in 2020 for harassment training in the state of Illinois? Prior to this, there were no regulations requiring consistent training. It was recommended that a business provide the training once every two years.

Preventing Harassment In the Workplace

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The “Me Too” Movement has brought harassment into the spotlight, highlighting the need to create a safe, inclusive workplace for all employees. But preventing harassment in the workplace requires more than a line in the company handbook. . While it starts with a formal, clearly stated policy, stopping harassment is really about a culture change. Defining Workplace Harassment. How to Prevent Harassment in the Workplace.

Essential Facts to Know Regarding Sexual Harassment Training

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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. General Discrimination Harassment sponsor

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

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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.

The Importance of Providing Sexual Harassment Training

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We’ve seen over a dozen high profile sexual harassment cases in the media over the past year. Victims began the #metoo movement in late 2017, a hashtag used on social media to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace.

Final Guidance Documents for New York’s Sexual Harassment Training

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On October 1, 2018, New York state updated the sexual harassment prevention guidance and model documents it has made available online. The state had issued draft documents in August and had requested public comments. Harassment News Sexual Harassment

New York’s Sexual Harassment Training Requirement Goes Into Effect October 9

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On October 9, 2018, New York will join California, Connecticut, and Maine as the fourth state in the nation to require mandatory training in sexual harassment prevention for all organizations statewide. New York City is doing its own part too, with additional training legislation going into effect in April 2019. These new laws are part of a comprehensive set of legislation passed on the heels of the #metoo movement. Here’s What You Need to Know.

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

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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.

Maine Imposes New Harassment Training Requirements, Increases Violation Penalties

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With the #MeToo movement seemingly everywhere in the news, it’s important for all employers to review their sexual harassment training practices. Maine recently amended its sexual harassment training law to impose additional requirements on employers in the state.

Sexual Harassment Training Laws 2020: What’s Changing?

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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. . Here is a list of what the new requirements are for each state.

Sexual harassment by a nonemployee confirmed by a Federal court

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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?

How to Provide Sexual Harassment Training to Your Employees

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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? .

DFEH Updates Required Harassment Prevention Pamphlet; Issues Guidance

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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.

Harassment: Not Just a Buzzword, Its Liability

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The continued momentum of the #metoo movement has made workplace harassment a buzzword not just thrown around by your surly HR rep, but one that we are all acutely aware of. In terms of liability, the EEOC isn’t messing around. Call us at 800-400-1968 to learn more.

10 Mistakes Employers Make Concerning Workplace Harassment

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Over the past 20 years I have helped employers, unions, and workers to prevent, detect, and eliminate workplace bullying and harassment. The reality is that taking the step to complain about workplace harassment or bullying is a huge and scary step for targets to take.

Workplace sexual harassment: what it is and how to combat it

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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? Defining workplace sexual harassment.

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

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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. This practice may seem like a quick fix to the pervasive issue of sexual harassment in the workplace.

6 Steps Leaders Can Follow to Help Stop Harassment in the Workplace

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Harassment and discrimination issues are flooding the news. What we do not hear as much about, however, is the massive impact harassment in the workplace can have on businesses. Here are six steps to get you on the right path. Define 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. The workplace is not a place for crude jokes.

Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @TryVantagePoint – Virtual Reality Harassment Training!

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Today on the Weekly Dose I take a look at the HR technology startup VantagePoint. I’m not sure we are even close to what VR can become in the HR world. Only 2% of people in the world have ever even tried it!

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.

“Time’s Up” With New Harassment Laws In Connecticut

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New Harassment Laws In Connecticut. Connecticut has sent a message loud and clear to employers around the state—“time’s up” for taking proactive steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. This year, along with other states taking early moves to strengthen regulations related to sexual harassment training and prevention , Connecticut introduced Public Act No. 19-16—referred to as the “Times’s Up Act”— as an amendment to existing state law. .

Did you know that hugging in the workplace is sexual harassment? It is according to the 9th Circuit.

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Not everyone is comfortable with closeness and can perceive it as harassment. I had to chuckle a bit when I read this story on hugging being declared sexual harassment. Declaring hugging as wrong just goes against the image of the west coast, yet declare it they did.

What is Harassment? What Employees Need to Know.

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The #MeToo movement has pushed awareness of harassment—sexual and otherwise—to the forefront of issues HR needs to be taking steps to combat. But what is harassment , and what is the best way to deal with it? The go-to default approach that most organizations have taken to address all types of harassment in the workplace have generally included having a policy, having a reporting procedure, and having an investigation approach.

Bystander Intervention: A Critical Part of Effective Harassment Prevention

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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.

Hostile Work Environment Harassment – What Can You Do?

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You have only to pick up a newspaper or browse through social media feeds to see headlines talking about harassment in the workplace. Hostile work environment and harassment seem to be pervasive these days and it’s attracting the attention of everyone from politicians to pediatricians, from CEOs to cashiers, and everyone in between. But harassment, despite the best efforts of companies over many decades, remains a problem.

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?

Special from AEIS: Sexual Harassment vs. Sexual Assault vs. Sexual Battery

HR Daily Advisor

It seems that you can’t open a paper or watch a newscast without encountering another sexual harassment bombshell. Despite the broad coverage, however, there’s still confusion about the difference between sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual battery.

Smell Harassment: Yes, That’s a Real Thing and There Is Training for It

HR Daily Advisor

What is smell harassment? There is no formal definition of this term, at least where Merriam-Webster is concerned. However, it can be defined as a person—or group of people—who is offended by the way another person smells, particularly via a person’s body odor or bad breath.

The Daily Rundown: New York to Strengthen Sexual Harassment Laws

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Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Today, New York toughens sexual harassment laws, Southwest offers small business owners lots of points, business owners struggle to speak banker and insurance costs to jump. New York Passes Tough Sexual Harassment Legislation.

Can you fire a supervisor accused of sexual harassment without investigating first? Yep.

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” 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].