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Thoughts on Sexual Harassment—a Personal Perspective

HR Daily Advisor

I do a lot of antiharassment training. In the past, much of my training has followed a relatively standard format explaining that employers can be liable for harassment by supervisors even if employees don’t complain and that supervisors can “aid and abet” a hostile work environment by turning a blind eye to problematic situations. I also point out that the fact that no one has protested a sexually charged atmosphere doesn’t mean it’s not a problem for the employer.

Learning leaders reexamine sexual harassment prevention in light of new state laws

CLO Magazine

1 in the state of Illinois, the Workplace Transparency Act mandates workplace sexual harassment training for public and private organizations with more than 15 employees. Additionally, the training needed to be more meaningful and relatable.”.

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Sexual Harassment: HR Needs Help

HRExecutive

Picture this: The company you work for is flourishing. The newest addition to the executive team, John, the CFO, has a great vision for the company and is an easygoing, thoughtful guy to boot. This past week, three of John’s direct reports, all women, have stated that John has made numerous sexually explicit comments to them. As a result, the company continues to grow, but so do the complaints against John.

Law Firm Subject of Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Trusaic

Six lawyers from Jones Day have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging an array of gender discrimination claims against the law firm, including pay discrimination, sexual harassment, and stifled advancement. This is the second lawsuit filed against Jones Day.

Google ends forced arbitration of sexual harassment claims. Should you? Then what?

The Employer Handbook

Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The last month for Google has been big for tech and employment law nerds alike. On the tech side, Google released the latest versions of its flagship phone, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Googlers protest workplace harassment. For example, The New York Times recently reported that Google paid $90M to a man accused of sexual harassment. Not the victim, the accused. The protest worked.

Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

HR Daily Advisor

Recent headlines have been littered with numerous stories of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and rape. And for real, our 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Sexual harassment text on cardboard. Sadly, sexual harassment is so pervasive that we sometimes don’t see it. Gender inequality in the workplace has gotten better over the years, but it’s still a far cry from giving men and women equal opportunities.

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. Let’s review the legal definition of sexual harassment, and then take a look at some tips for employers on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment.

More Sexual-Harassment-Policy Rethinking

HRExecutive

Came across this recent research from the University of Missouri that adds credence to a Q&A I did late last year with the author of a book titled Sex and the Office: Women, Men and the Sex Partition That’s Dividing the Workplace. Both the MU researchers and the author of the book, Kim Elsesser, seem to be getting at the same point about today’s sexual-harassment policies in 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.

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. Even though antiharassment efforts are a priority in human resources circles, recent revelations about the actions of some high-profile executives are likely to cause employers to ask the question, “Are we doing enough?”. Plus, top executives at Fidelity Investments were let go after more allegations of sexual harassment.

Looking to update your policy on sexual harassment? Maybe you’d like to see Facebook’s…

The Employer Handbook

Maybe it’s a conversation at a networking event or a question from the audience at an HR session. You see, Facebook decided to make a bunch of its workplace policies and training modules publicly available. Here is the harassment policy (which includes an internal FAQ for employees on Facebook’s investigations process that I’m totally going to steal , plagiarize , borrow.). Here is the full managing unconscious bias training module.

Remote Work Reminder: Don’t Lose Sight of Harassment Prevention Training Obligations

HRWatchdog

Since the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset, the number of employees working remotely increased dramatically —a trend that’s persisting and trending permanent, as Gallup stated in the fall. Employers must continue to provide training every two years thereafter.

Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

Vibe HCM

This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement. Recent headlines have been littered with numerous stories of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and rape. And for real, our 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Sadly, sexual harassment is so pervasive that we sometimes don’t see it. Hollywood is the perfect example.

California DFEH Sues Activision Blizzard for Systemic Discrimination

Trusaic

Following a two-year investigation, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) sued the entertainment gaming giant, Activision Blizzard for systematic discrimination on July 21, 2021. In cases related to misconduct, action was taken to address the issue.”

Companies Rethinking NDAs with Discrimination Settlements

Trusaic

When companies lay off employees and offer them severance packages, it’s not uncommon to have them sign a non-disclosure agreement, which effectively prevents them from saying anything disparaging about the company after they leave. ” The challenge for employers is clear.

What Workplace Sexual Harassment Law Changes Should We Expect in 2020?

EverFi - HR

HR professionals found themselves faced with a number of workplace sexual harassment law changes in 2019—and 2020 is likely to hold more of the same. Sexual harassment is top of mind these days, fueled by continual allegations against increasingly high-profile offenders, ranging all the way up to the White House. Enacting new laws is one way to demonstrate awareness and concern about sexual harassment. Sexual Harassment Laws in 2020.

Riot Games Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit at $100 Million

Trusaic

Entertainment company Riot Games recently settled a multi-year-long gender discrimination class-action lawsuit with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The remaining $20 million will be paid to plaintiff lawyers and any associated legal fees.

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.

Why We Talk About Culture Change When We Discuss Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

EverFi - HR

In coverage of the ever-evolving #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, officials , experts , and activists have largely pointed towards a primary fix: a change in corporate culture. This strategy has been recommended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as having, “the greatest impact on allowing harassment to flourish, or conversely, in preventing harassment.” And why would culture change prevent sexual harassment?

Google Involved in Another Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Trusaic

This time, Cloud Engineering Director, Ulku Rowe, has sued the giant tech company claiming gender-based discrimination in violation of the U.S. Equal Pay Act and the New York City Human Rights Law. You can read the full legal complaint by clicking here.

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. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sets the official definition as “unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Workplace harassment can include anything from unwanted sexual attention, bullying, intimidation and other behaviors.

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.

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. Thankfully, strength comes in numbers and as so many people took to social media to protest, others who had remained quiet for so long finally gained the courage to speak out.

History of Diversity and Inclusion Policies in the Workplace

Kazoo

Over the past 100 years, the U.S. While initially male-dominated as women took on more “traditional” roles within the home, the onset of World War II shifted this dynamic. From groundbreaking cases like the Meritor Savings Bank v. The U.S.

Are Millennials responsible for the increase in harassment claims?

OmegaHR Solutions

Younger workers may equal more harassment in the workplace for a variety of reasons. In a report put out by the EEOC they purport that there has been an increase in harassment in the workplace and that it remains a persistent problem. Harassment is up in all areas from sexual harassment to age harassment. I will look at those reasons and see if they support my question in the title of this post. What is the common denominator?

Why Uber, Google, and Other Companies Failed to Address Workplace Harassment

Rallyware for Human Resources

Even though we see the rise of the #MeToo movement and can witness the way recent harassment issues are shaping the global conversation against workplace bullying, abuse, discrimination, and other forms of misconduct, there’s still a lot to be done. Particularly, many companies haven’t yet provided effective workplace harassment training, preventing their employees from fully comprehending this issue with must-attend annual seminars.

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. As a result, many organizations across industries are more aware of the risk of ethics and compliance violations, and the damaging consequences on their reputation, productivity, employee engagement, recruitment and retention and financial viability.

How to Use the EEOC to Help Guide your Company Anti-Discrimination Policies

Zenefits

Employers are required to maintain a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace. At the federal level, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires all businesses with 15 or more employees to prevent and prohibit discrimination. How can the EEOC help?

The Non Discrimination Policy: Importance and 5 Examples

Digital HR Tech

Diversity and inclusion is about more than just hiring people with a variety of skin tones. You need a non discrimination policy in your workplace, and this article will help you write one that reflects your company’s commitment to treating everyone equally. Disability discrimination.

To Save Compliance Training, Focus on Root Causes

Grovo HR

Across L&D, compliance is considered a necessary evil: the scourge of both employees and learning practitioners and an annual box to check for risk-averse company executives. Ask an employee, and they’ll say compliance training brings to mind 1980s-era harassment videos coupled with requirements to change your password every 90 days. It’s no wonder compliance training has come to be seen as something to dread by everyone involved.

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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. As a result, many organizations across industries are more aware of the risk of ethics and compliance violations, and the damaging consequences on their reputation, productivity, employee engagement, recruitment and retention and financial viability.

Harassment and Discrimination: Are You Doing Enough in this Ever-Changing Landscape of New Laws?

Silkroad

2018 was a banner year for changes in legislation regarding corporate harassment training, making it more important than ever for companies to foster a respectful workplace, specifically regarding in harassment, discrimination, and diversity. In order to create a culture of respect in the workplace, companies need to prevent, recognize and act on all forms of discrimination and harassment and foster diversity and inclusion.

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

Affinity HR Group

Federal and in some instances state and local law protects several groups of people in the workplace based on their sexual or gender identity. We encourage our clients to go further than simply “following the law” to experience added benefits.

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. The intent of the survey is to develop a clearer picture of how California employers manage diversity and harassment issues, including anti-harassment and diversity policies. Harassment complaint procedures.

Managing Employees’ Online Behavior

Affinity HR Group

We have all read stories of someone’s unacceptable or illegal actions going viral and the public using social media to identify that person and where they work and live. Train these employees on proper communication skills and how to maximize the impact on the platforms.

Does Unconscious Bias Training Work?

EverFi - HR

As companies are being called to address racism in today’s workforce , there have been responses suggesting that merely providing unconscious bias training isn’t enough to eradicate racism. Does Unconscious Bias Training Work in the Office? Learn More!

Confronting Discrimination In The Workplace (For Leaders)

Vantage Circle

Discrimination, subtle or blatant, can be seen everywhere in our day to day lives. The workplace is no exception. However, many leaders choose to believe that discrimination in the workplace doesn’t really exist. The truth is not so rosy. Indiscrete discrimination.

Activision Blizzard Reaches $18 Million Settlement with EEOC

Trusaic

High-profile entertainment company, Activision Blizzard reached an $18 million settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week. The case involved various charges of gender discrimination and it’s the EEOC’s second-largest sexual harassment agreement ever.

NLRB: Labor Laws Cannot be Used to Protect Racists

Trusaic

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) is the primary federal agency responsible for making decisions on workplace issues surrounding union activity. In a new decision called General Motors , the NLRB provides some insight into how to answer this question.

Pat yourselves on the back, employers. EEOC Charges dipped to a new 27-year low!!!??

The Employer Handbook

Y’all must work in the most compliant workplace in America. Speaking of which… Last Friday, the U.S. Specifically, the charge numbers show the following breakdowns by bases alleged, in descending order: Retaliation: 39,110 (53.8 in the previous year.