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.

Do Teens Need Sexual Harassment Prevention Training?

Stratus

When we talk about sexual harassment prevention training, we typically envision a room full of less-than-enthusiastic adults being reminded (once again) that locker-room banter isn’t acceptable at work. Should they be included in sexual harassment prevention training?

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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.

“Discrimination Against LGBTQ Workers is Illegal” Rules Supreme Court

Stratus

The Supreme Court recently ruled that sex discrimination, as outlined in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. If not, you may be treading on a sex discrimination claim. Per the U.S.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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

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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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.

Why Harassment Training is Important for Your Organization

EverFi - HR

Few HR professionals would argue against the value of harassment training for their organizations. And yet, studies and first-person reports continue to indicate that traditional harassment training, by and large, doesn’t work to prevent harassment. .

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.

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.

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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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.

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”.

Protecting Your Company from a Discrimination Lawsuit

Stratus

businesses and government agencies paid out more than $482 million to resolve work-related discrimination and harassment claims in 2016, a number that the EEOC indicates is on the rise. As an employer, it’s essential to have policies in place to prevent workplace discrimination, but where do you start? Steps to prevent discrimination and harassment in your workplace. Train managers and staff about the zero-tolerance policy.

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.

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?

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.

5 Most Common Examples of Workplace Discrimination

Career Metis

Roughly six decades ago, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was instituted as part of the U.S. Title VIII of this Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on color, race, religion, pregnancy status, HIV/AIDS status, citizenship, the nation of origin, or sex.

6 less recognized forms of harassment or discrimination

Insperity

Many businesses leaders, managers and co-workers fail to appreciate subtle or less aggressive behaviors that others can perceive as harassment, discrimination or the creation of a hostile work environment. How can you, the leader, avoid situations that may choke productivity or get individuals and the company into legal hot water? Plus, humans often use humor as a cover for hostility or for creating an in-crowd vs. “the others” feeling in a group.

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?

#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!

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. Get The Report.

EEOC records the fewest charges of discrimination in over 20 years!

The Employer Handbook

flex muscle by liz borchert from the Noun Project. I knew that my training and day-to-day employer counseling were good. Ok, it wasn’t so much me as it was a global pandemic, but either way, the U.S. But that’s a lot less than the 72,675 received in 2019.

Protected: Build a Culture Resistant to Harassment and Discrimination

EverFi - HR

To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Build a Culture Resistant to Harassment and Discrimination appeared first on EVERFI. Workplace TrainingThis content is password protected.

[Podcast] Sexual Harassment in the Virtual Workplace

EverFi - HR

EVERFI’s SVP of Workplace Culture, Elizabeth Bille and VP of Impact and Education, Holly Rider-Milchovich sit down with the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault , hosts of the “Prevention is Now” podcast to discuss “Sexual Harassment in the Virtual Workplace.”

Over a third of UK adults have suffered discrimination at work

cipHR

New research by CIPHR suggests that over a third of UK adults have suffered workplace discrimination . Over a third of British adults (36%) report having experienced some form of discrimination in the workplace or when job hunting, study finds. Discrimination rife in workplaces.

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.