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?

“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.

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

#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!

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Non Discrimination Policy: Importance and 5 Examples

Digital HR Tech

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. Why you need a non-discrimination policy in the workplace. Non discrimination policy statement example.

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.

Harassment training continues to evolve in response to #MeToo

Business Management Daily

Sexual harassment training continues to be a primary focus for employers, as recent court cases prove the EEOC still sees it as a major workplace problem. The post Harassment training continues to evolve in response to #MeToo appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Discrimination and Harassment Human Resources

Fast Food Giant Under Fire for Harassment

HRWatchdog

The claims alleged misconduct at locations in 20 U.S. Twenty-five sexual harassment claims were filed against McDonald’s Corp. this week — 20 were complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and five were civil lawsuits. Employees —some of whom were teenagers when the alleged harassment occurred — who worked at corporate and franchise stores in 20 cities filed the recent complaints.

3 EEOC targets to address in your harassment training

HR Morning

The EEOC just issued proposed enforcement guidance on workplace harassment, and it provides a window into the kinds of things the agency’s now looking to prevent – through litigation, if necessary. . Overall, there are few things in the guidance that would surprise HR professionals, but the EEOC did mention three future areas of focus that may raise managers’ eyebrows. Harassment with no intended victim. Harassment outside the office.

Sexual harassment training: Does your state have a new law?

HR Morning

In the wake of #MeToo, where does your state stand on the expanded sexual harassment training trend that’s starting to spread to more workplaces? In the last two years, a growing number of states have passed laws to expand sexual harassment training.

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.

Sexual Harassment Nightmare at a Small Business

Stratus

There’s almost nothing worse than a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against your small business. One of my employees was doing a wash on a client and the unthinkable happened. I wasn’t there so I don’t know exactly what transpired, but the end result was a harassment suit filed against my business. What I do know is what I, the business owner, went through. It turns out my experience isn’t that different from other small businesses in the same situation.

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”.

California Moves to Amend Discrimination and Harassment Regulations

HRWatchdog

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council continues to move forward with proposed amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) Regulations, and the public is invited to submit comments to the recent modifications. FEHA prohibits harassment and discrimination based on protected classes. Required content, dissemination and translation of harassment and discrimination policies. Members can learn more about FEHA in the HR Library.

CalChamber #RespectWorks Campaign Continues to Build Support for Harassment-Free Workplaces

HRWatchdog

A new HR tip posted online this month as part of the CalChamber #RespectWorks campaign underscores the importance of preventing harassment in the workplace. The monthly HR tips and related resources at respectworks.calchamber.com aim to help employers determine what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace and to maintain an anti-harassment environment. ?Not Not All Harassment Is Sexual.

Why You Should Take All Harassment Complaints Seriously

TLNT: The Business of HR

When I conduct anti-harassment training for supervisors, one of the points I stress is that all complaints of harassment and discrimination — no matter how minor — must be taken seriously. Legal - Compliance & Policies Racial Discrimination legal issues

California ban on hairstyle discrimination goes into force

HR Morning

California law now prohibits employers from implementing dress and appearance policies that discriminate against employees or job applicants based on how they wear their hair. Governor Gavin Newsom on July 3 signed into law the CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair). ” All employers with operations in the state should revisit and revise any personal grooming policies that might run afoul of the law.

Workplace Harassment and Bullying

PerformanceICreate

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT AND BULLYING. The topic of workplace bullying is frequently in the headlines, and there are worrisome signs that it is on the upsurge. Many organizations believe harassment, violence and bullying do not affect their environments despite the staggering prevalence of such incidents. However, it is the way they are addressed that makes the difference. Bullying and harassment may be verbal, non-verbal, written or physical.

Setting the Tone: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

HRWatchdog

Don’t wait – train employees on the type of disrespectful conduct that could lead to a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment is not a problem of the past, as recent news reports highlight. Although most employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring. An issue that often surfaces during sexual harassment investigations is workplace culture.

Handling sexual harassment when the offender’s the big boss

HR Morning

How should you respond if an employee accuses one of your company’s leaders of sexual harassment? Progressive Women’s Leadership shares important insights in its e-guide, “ Women Leaders Share What’s Working: New Ways to Prevent Sexual Harassment.”. your boss) is accused of harassment, it can put you and your company in a very difficult spot. Here are some best practices to implement now, as recommended by employment law attorneys and experts on harassment prevention: 1.

There’s No Place in the Workplace for Discrimination and Harassment

HRWatchdog

Did you know that retaliation, disability and sex discrimination/harassment comprised more than half of the 65,388 employment complaints filed in California in 2014? Source: “Report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee,” California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, March 2015). But why wait until you’re the target of a lawsuit? On July 16, CalChamber’s live webinar lays out the framework. Register online or call (800) 331-8877.

Compliance expert: Anti-sexual harassment training needs to start with this …

HR Morning

Leader accountability is the key to more effective anti-sexual harassment training, says Dr. Marsha Ershaghi Hames. . Business leaders have the power – and responsibility – to prevent sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse in the workplace, especially through their anti-sexual harassment training. The higher up one is in an organization, the greater the risk. Most importantly, the human cost is irreversible.

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. Lead from the top.