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Sexual Harassment Training for Your Whole Workplace

EverFi - HR

Online Workplace Harassment Training for Employees. Teach and train employees through immersive interactive online scenarios. Robust online sexual harassment training is key to improving workplace culture and mitigating business risk.

Which States Require Sexual Harassment Training?

EverFi - HR

Do you need to know how sexual harassment prevention legislation will affect your business? A new legislative landscape and a desire to stay out of a potential harassment spotlight are forcing employers to rethink their sexual harassment prevention strategy.

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EEOC Busy: Focus on Sexual Harassment

HRWatchdog

The EEOC continues to collect money from employers in lawsuits and settlements for sexual harassment. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been busy! The agency continues to focus on sexual harassment in America’s workplaces as recent press releases demonstrate: On June 13, 2018, the EEOC announced a multimillion-dollar sexual discrimination settlement against a transportation supplier.

Why Isn’t Workplace Sexual Harassment Training Working?

HR Daily Advisor

As I write this article, the newspapers and airwaves are filled with more reports of alleged sexual harassment in workplaces around the country. It’s as though the media has suddenly discovered a whole new world of discrimination to report on. Still, the training appears to be ineffective because sexual harassment remains an ongoing issue in places of employment. The question is, why? Lessons Learned.

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.

My conversation with the lawyer who, IMHO, just earned the biggest employment law win of 2018.

The Employer Handbook

By Chris Potter (Flickr: 3D Judges Gavel) [ CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Yesterday, I blogged here about the most important employment law decision of 2018. The Third Circuit’s opinion is not only remarkable for the holes it poked in an employer’s potential Faragher/Ellerth defense , but also for addressing the #MeToo movement and the chilling effect that misbehaving men in power can have on a victim complaining about harassment.

Sexual Harassment: Was Employee Subjected to Unwelcome Workplace Harassment?

HR Daily Advisor

A recent case from the Tennessee Court of Appeals acts as a reminder of the importance of implementing and enforcing policies aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. The outcome of the case also shows that while you may not be able to prevent all inappropriate behavior by your supervisors, how you respond to such behavior may end up deciding your fate if you are sued for workplace harassment.

From Marijuana To #MeToo—Top Employment Law Updates For 2019

PlanSource

This article is a recap of a recent webinar featuring Kate Bischoff from tHRive Law & Consulting. Employment law changes tend to come in waves, driven by public perceptions of what’s fair for workers. We’re only a quarter through 2019 and employment law is already changing at a rapid pace, with an increasingly widespread commitment to greater pay equity, access to paid leave, and protection from harassment and discrimination.

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.

Price tag for training policy that led to sex discrimination in hiring: $3.1 million

HR Morning

A new lesson in hiring from the EEOC: You can’t get away with discriminating against a specific group of applicants by improperly structuring your training program. . one of the nation’s largest trucking companies, will pay over $3.1 million and will make job offers to women who were victims of the employer’s discriminatory hiring policy, the EEOC announced. The court order and consent decree were entered in the U.S.

4 key steps to maintaining HR compliance

HRExecutive

As soon as you master an employment law in one jurisdiction, another one pops up. Furthermore, the perils of noncompliance are fierce: fines, penalties, potential class-action lawsuits—not to mention the hit to your company’s reputation.

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The Wreck of the Old 97 Edition #ELBC#ELBC

Ohio Employer's Law

On September 27, 1903, the Old 97, a Southern Railway mail train running between Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia, derailed near Danville, Virginia. The wreck inspired a famous ballad (most famously covered by Johnny Cash and Hank Williams III ), which, in turn, inspired the Old 97’s to name their band some 70 years later. I’m not shy with my love for the Old 97’s. And it’s not just the jangly vibe that kills on an album, or in a bar, or in a concert hall.

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Wreck of the Old 97” Edition #ELBC

Ohio Employer's Law

On September 27, 1903, the Old 97, Southern Railway mail train running between Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia, derailed near Danville, Virginia. The wreck inspired a famous ballad (most famously covered by Johnny Cash and Hank Williams III ), which, in turn, inspired the Old 97’s to name their band some 70 years later. I’m not shy with my love for the Old 97’s. And it’s not just the jangly vibe that kills on an album, or in a bar, or in a concert hall.

Transgender Rights in the Workplace

HR Counselor's Corner

A hot topic facing our employers today is how to deal with transgender issues in the workplace. Before we define the issues that may arise, let’s first explore what it means to be transgender. According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, transgender people are individuals whose gender identity (i.e. their identification as male or female) is different from the gender they were assigned at birth. This area of the law continues to develop.

ISM Number Two: SexISM Replayed

OmegaHR Solutions

Based on the headlines not much has changed. . Sexism is the second part of my series on ISM’s in Human Resources in the United States. According to Wikipedia “ Sexism, a term coined in the mid-20th century,[1] refers to the belief or attitude that one gender or sex is inferior to, less competent, or less valuable than the other.” ” ( Click here for a great discussion of the totality of the meaning of the word SEXISM.)

Harvey Weinstein Affair Offers Few Surprises

HR Daily Advisor

What happens when an industry has a culture of ignoring sexual harassment? The sexual harassment scandals rocking Hollywood paint a vivid picture. The public is currently fixated on our business, sexual harassment in employment. Taking center stage is Harvey Weinstein, whose case is straightforward quid pro quo sexual harassment—a powerful employer expecting sex from women he promises to promote.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. According to the survey, social media is primarily used to attract passive job candidates, but, according to Brian R. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., Garrison advises that the guidelines or policies should not just be stuck in the employee handbook.

Is Sexual Orientation Protected by Federal Law?

HR Daily Advisor

The U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island—recently upheld a six-figure jury award for a firefighter’s “sex-plus” discrimination claim, ruling that federal antidiscrimination law extends protections to gay and lesbian workers in cases where they claim discrimination based on both their gender and sexual orientation. The ruling, Franchina v. She rose through the ranks quickly.

How To Write And Update Your Employee Handbook For 2021

SwipeClock

Employee Handbooks in 2021: The Definitive Guide. Many business owners overlook the importance of a well-written employee handbook. Make training and enforcement easier. The Challenge of Keeping Handbooks Up-To-Date. It should be the go-to authority for policies.

How To Write And Update Your Employee Handbook For 2020

SwipeClock

Employee Handbooks in 2020: The Definitive Guide. Many business owners overlook the importance of a well-written employee handbook. Make training and enforcement easier. The Challenge of Keeping Handbooks Up-To-Date. It should be the go-to authority for policies.

Insubordination in the workplace: Managing misconduct

Business Management Daily

Even the best-run business can have problem employees. Others may bring problems at home into the workplace. Managers must resist both the impulse to overreact and the temptation to ignore the defiant behavior. Consistent employee discipline is the key to managing insubordination. Generally, insubordination is the willful defiance of authority. There is no strict legal definition that applies to all situations and all employers.

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.

7 Reasons That Lead to a Hostile Work Environment

Vantage Circle

Discrimination on the basis of race and ethnicity. Sexual harassment and so on. Most of them want an environment where they can work, learn, and socialize with their peers. A healthy workplace is not a luxury but it’s the basic requirement of every professional. But, sometimes, the fact is far from the truth. Sometimes, even legal claims are straight away neglected due to sub-standard employment laws. Sexual orientation.

Raising the Bar: Eliminating ‘Unconscious Bias’ in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Many people are unsure of the exact meaning of this term or they think it is some new age concept or perhaps the latest buzzword describing a new form of discrimination in the workplace. The fact is, unconscious bias is present in all of us and it has been around for as long as humans (and workplaces) have existed. The individual recognizes that he or she is acting with a biased belief. Provide sexual harassment training to supervisors (AB1825).

Why a Strong HR Department Improves Your Business

Synergy

Throughout it all, there is one area that can make all the difference and yet is often relegated to a lower priority. After all, who processes the payroll? Who is conducting onboarding, processing hiring paperwork, or running trainings ? Despite being unrelated to an organization’s core business, HR responsibilities add up quickly for even the smallest of companies. Each passing day seems to produce a new law or regulation that companies like yours must comply with.

WIRTW #437 (the “Elevate HR” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Elevate HR is the largest virtual HR conference in the world. And, for the second straight year, I am thrilled to be one of the more than 50 industry leaders chosen to present. In this session, you will learn the most important steps you can take right now to train your employees on effective cybersecurity awareness, to place your company in the best position to protect against a costly data breach. And the best part?

WIRTW #481 (the “proof of concept” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

When a commenter starts his thoughts with “Hey faggot,” you know you have one for the internet-troll hall of fame. A couple of months ago I wrote a post entitled, When You Discover That You Employ a Nazi. This post generated the above-referenced comment on Workforce.com (which cross-posts my blog daily). The rest of this winning comment? For the record, he is con, con, and WTF?! Here’s what else I read this week: Discrimination.

Strategic HR: Writing a Strong Termination Letter

HR Daily Advisor

A few straightforward strategies can help you prepare a termination letter that provides all the benefits and helps you manage the risks that accompany all termination decisions. It will be scrutinized by the employee. Every word will be parsed by the employee’s lawyer. And, if necessary, jurors will review it during their deliberations to decide whether you proved the legitimate reasons for termination you explained in the letter.

New California Laws and HR Trends for 2017 and Beyond

HR Daily Advisor

Each year, California employers are faced with the task of keeping up with a whole new round of labor laws and regulations, most of them courtesy of the state legislature. Staying up to date and ensuring compliance with these ever-changing state, local, and federal laws is an ongoing and serious responsibility for employers and HR professionals. Employers Have a New Notice to Distribute. The nature of the job held or sought.

#Hertoo? Jury to Decide if Manager’s Affair with Boss was Consensual

HR Daily Advisor

A federal court in Louisiana recently addressed the legal consequences of mixing work and pleasure in a case in which a company’s HR manager alleges she felt obligated to have sex with one of her superiors. This case is about two people having sex and whether, at the end of the day, one person’s authority over the other made her do something she otherwise wouldn’t have done. Company Tries to Do the Right Thing. The post #Hertoo?