Harassment Outside of Work? Employer Still Must Respond to Complaint

HRWatchdog

One of my supervisors just reported to me that they received complaints about harassment from a coworker but did not report them to us because the conduct occurred after work hours and the employees did not want to file “formal” complaints. No ‘Off the Record’.

New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Expands Protections Against Ageism

Trusaic

The state of New Jersey recently updated its Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) to include protections against age discrimination. With the expansion of potential employer liability, organizations should take note of the changes to ensure compliance.

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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. 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. The employer must pay $3.2 Harassment Prevention Training.

How to recognize sexual harassment at work

Business Management Daily

You would never tolerate sexual harassment in your workplace. But are instances of sexual harassment going unnoticed? A coworker overhears Bill making a sexual comment towards Martha and reports the behavior. Forms of sexual harassment. Recognizing sexual harassment.

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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.

Why is Workplace Harassment Training Important?

Helpside

Workplace harassment is an important human resources issue that has been getting more and more attention over the years. As an employer, it is your responsibility to create a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination.

Google Settles $118 Million Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Trusaic

It’s nothing out of the ordinary when big tech companies like Google make headlines. This time, however, the story is a little different, as the multinational technology giant is under fire for gender pay discrimination. In 2021, the tech company agreed to pay $2.5

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.”

Retaliation, Disability Top Workplace Discrimination Charges

HRWatchdog

In fiscal year (FY) 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 67,448 workplace discrimination charges — and, once again, retaliation was the most frequently cited claim, accounting for 55.8 The EEOC secured $439.2 percent of the total U.S.

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.

NY Sets Up Workplace Sexual Harassment Hotline, Forbids Release of Personnel Files

Zenefits

New York workers will have access to a free, state-run sexual harassment hotline on July 14. The confidential line will connect workers to New York attorneys. Democratic governor Kathy Hochul signed the bill on March 16, 2022. Employers had to: Create a sexual harassment policy.

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.

The “harassing, stalking, disturbing, and menacing” plaintiff lost her discrimination case. Go figure.

The Employer Handbook

It’s bad enough when a federal judge refers to a plaintiff-employee’s behavior towards her manager as “harassing, stalking, disturbing, and menacing.” And how do you think that went for the plaintiff? 60 pages of text messages are just the tip of the iceberg.

Holiday Parties and Harassment

HR Counselor's Corner

It’s that time of the year again when companies are throwing holiday parties to thank their employees and celebrate the season! But with holiday parties come the potential for a few legal pitfalls for employers. Ditch the open bar!

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. General Discrimination Harassment sponsor

Discrimination Guidance

OmegaHR Solutions

ISIS and the ongoing state of affairs in the Middle East are almost daily headlines in the news. The US Presidential debates have also broached the subject of Syrian refugees. For many people these are emotional topics that could have negative repercussions in the workplace depending on your employee population. The EEOC reminds us that there are protections against religious and ethnic discrimination that employers must abide by.

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.

Sexual Harassment At Work: How To Recognize And Combat It

Civility Partners

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious problem that can have a negative impact on employees’ morale, productivity, and overall job satisfaction. If you believe that you are being harassed at work, it is vital to take action to protect your rights and stop the harassment.

A Glimpse Inside Tesla’s $137 Million Discrimination Lawsuit

Trusaic

Earlier this month, Tesla lost a discrimination lawsuit filed by an former employee to the tune of $137 million. The case includes a hostile work environment and racial harassment lawsuit brought under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, according to an article in The Washington Post.

Beyond Checking the Box: Sexual Harassment Training That Works

Grovo HR

Sexual Harassment prevention training has been widespread since the 1980s. But the rates of sexual harassment complaints have not gone down in the decades since. While many companies have some sort of sexual harassment prevention training and policy, that statement is quite dismal. “I’ve For decades, sexual harassment prevention training was treated as a check-the-box task for companies with little to no thought beyond that.

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Sexual Harassment Training Requirements in California for Employees and Employers

Zenefits

California lawmakers take allegations of workplace sexual harassment seriously. California’s mandate that employers provide sexual harassment prevention training is a longstanding requirement. The Golden State has required sexual harassment prevention training since 2005.

EEOC issues 2017 enforcement plan: 6 areas it’s targeting next

HR Morning

The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan. The plan will dictate where the agency will focus its compliance enforcement efforts from 2017 through 2021. In other words, if the agency investigates or sues an employer, chances are it’ll be in one of the primary enforcement areas outlined in its new Strategic Enforcement Plan. This has occurred for two reasons: the EEOC is filing a lot of charges in that area, and.

A bill to end hair discrimination takes another step towards becoming federal law.

The Employer Handbook

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to prohibit discrimination based on an individual’s texture or style of hair with a vote of 235-189. The legislation transcends the workplace. In 2020, the CROWN Act passed the House on a voice vote.

EEOC releases sexual harassment stats one year after #MeToo

HR Morning

It’s been a year since countless stories of workplace sexual harassment started making headlines, and new data suggests the number of harassment complaints and lawsuits won’t be declining any time soon. . To mark the anniversary of #MeToo, the EEOC released its preliminary findings to examine the effect of the movement. Overall, the EEOC’s data shows a massive increase in sexual harassment claims, as well as pro-employee rulings.

DOE Says Title IX Protects Against LGBTQ+ Discrimination

Trusaic

A new document from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), Office for Civil Rights, brings big changes for educational organizations concerning sexual orientation, gender identity, and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. .

Sexual Harassment Training on Grovo: A Comparison with New York State’s Model Training

Grovo HR

This law mandates that New York State employers must conduct sexual harassment prevention training for all employees based in the state. Additionally, today is also the deadline for employers to update and publish their sexual harassment policies (we’ve put a guide together for you here ). With the training requirement going into effect today, we wanted to make sure that your organization is prepared not only on the policy side, but the training side as well.

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8 steps to stamp out LGBT discrimination

Business Management Daily

Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people is nothing new. For years there have been complaints, court cases, and stories in the media that show just how vulnerable the LGBT population is to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

How Serious are OFCCP Equal Pay Penalties? Very.

Trusaic

The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) just won a significant equal pay victory against WMS Solutions, LLC, a staffing company focusing on asbestos abatement. In its recent decision, a judge within the U.S. The remainder is to remedy systemic hiring discrimination.

Workplace Harassment & How to Put an End to It

Thrive Global

Some people mistakenly believe that harassment is necessarily associated with intimate harassment. But in international practice, this term means discrimination of any kind. So, the concept of harassment is close to the term “bullying”.

How to steer clear of Age Discrimination in Employment Act lawsuits

Business Management Daily

In the interest of making polite conversation and getting to know the applicant better, you ask if he has any grandchildren. Could this well-meaning comment be construed as age discrimination? What counts as age discrimination and how can you avoid committing it? The U.S.

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.

Mitigating Harassment

HRO Today

Over the past three years, Google, Ford Motor Company, 21st Century Fox, Bank of America, and the New York Knicks are among an exhausted list of companies that have experienced employment practice liability (EPL) lawsuits due to sexual harassment claims. Companies of all sizes can experience harassment or employment practice-related claims. Could the increase in claims be driven by the #MeToo movement? million from the 2017 fiscal year.

Colorado POWR Act Proposes Broad Anti-Discrimination Changes

Trusaic

Employers within the state now face a deluge of new obligations which, if mishandled, could result in steep penalties. In an earlier post, Trusaic highlighted the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA), Colorado’s aggressive new equal pay law which took effect January 1, 2021.

Dear ReWorker: How Do I Handle a Sexual Harassment Claim?

Cornerstone On Demand

Dear ReWorker, We recently had a sexual harassment complaint about an employee. Aside from the internal sexual harassment complaint, the internet posts bother me very much. The situation certainly does not make the company look good and it tells me a lot about the employee's moral and ethical standards. Can I fire him for the complaint as well as what I found out on the Internet? Is His Online Behavior Just Icky, or Is It Illegal?

New Federal Law Prohibits Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment, Assault Claims

HRWatchdog

Stated simply, as of March 3, 2022, employees subject to an arbitration agreement who bring claims involving sexual harassment or sexual assault cannot be compelled to arbitration on those claims — even if the agreement says otherwise. The U.S.

Sexual harassment? No, I was just asking for a co-worker’s opinion about my butt lesions.

The Employer Handbook

Does the spike in remote work arrangements over the past few years mean the end of wacky sexual harassment cases? Although, in fairness, the unique facts of this case long pre-date the pandemic. So, the plaintiff prevails on her sexual harassment claim?

#RespectWorks: Ensuring Harassment-Free Workplaces

HRWatchdog

The California Chamber of Commerce is kicking off #RespectWorks , a campaign to promote inclusiveness and prevent harassment in the workplace. A large and growing list of California companies have joined the campaign, pledging to use proven best practices to prevent harassment. Harassment has no place in our workplaces,” said Allan Zaremberg, President of CalChamber. California companies, join this free campaign now!

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. The goal?

1,250,000 reasons to take all complaints of race discrimination seriously

The Employer Handbook

Take the complaint seriously, investigate, and take other steps that are reasonably designed to end the complained-of behavior, nothing, or. Well, maybe not as many as when the Germans bought Springfield Nuclear Power Plant from Montgomery Burns.

These 3 words just cost an employer $50K

HR Morning

A recent lawsuit taught managers what not to say as the EEOC showed, once again, that a small comment can end up costing an employer big. . Diverse Lynx, an IT staffing firm in Princeton, NJ, was slapped with an age discrimination suit after rejecting a older applicant. ‘Age will matter’ According to the EEOC , after learning how old a job applicant was, the company emailed him saying he would no longer be considered for the position because he was born in 1945.