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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.

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 Grovo’s training is different. Sexual harassment is discrimination. Questions from the Webinar.

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Sexual harassment in the workplace: a prevention checklist

Homebase

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious issue that can be detrimental to your employees—both emotionally and professionally—as well as a serious legal issue for your business. Many states have sexual harassment laws that require employees to receive training. .

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.

A story of sexual harassment and bad HR

OmegaHR Solutions

Not investigating sexual harassment can lead to a lawsuit. Firing an employee because it is in her best interest is never a good reason to terminate someone involved in a sexual harassment situation. It leads to something called “retaliation” which makes the lawsuit even more complicated. The EEOC claims that a plastics packaging company fired a female employee when she complained about sexual harassment. The lesson learned in this example.

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. Action-based learning: Listening up.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Prevention Checklist

Paycor

Creating a working environment that is welcoming for all employees , no matter their gender, is the responsibility of every employer. To help employers, Paycor are offering a checklist of actions to take in order to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Ask an HR Expert: Anti Harassment Training in IL

Tandem HR

Hello and thank you for joining me for another episode of Ask an HR Expert. My name is Katie Stewart and I am with Tandem HR. Today’s question is: What are the new requirements in 2020 for harassment training in the state of Illinois?

#HotInHR: How to Combat Sexual Harassment at Work, Corporate America’s Biggest Lie, US Labor Market Update

Advos

Get HR Funding News Delivered To Your Inbox. Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. Employees of Big French Cleaning Company Win Sexual Harassment Case (New York Times). 5 Simple Things Any Executive Can Do to Combat Sexual Harassment at Work (Fortune). Speakers on a Monday afternoon panel at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit in Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Sexual Harassment Compliance Mandates: Everything You Need to Know in 2021

Zenefits

Preventing sexual harassment has been on the agenda for most companies since Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 , which prohibits sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The definition of sexual harassment.

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.

Office Romance, Valentine’s Day in the COVID Era

HRWatchdog

This Valentine’s Day looks drastically different than in years past , as many office environments have been in a state of telework for nearly a year — and the number of relationships that blossomed at work likely has further trended downward.

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.

Today’s Sexual Harassment Case: Elf v. Santa

HR Daily Advisor

Drelling shared the story of a sexual harassment complaint in Santa’s workshop and how the company handled it so very ho ho horribly wrong; today, Drelling shares how the company should’ve handled the situation with this mall Santa. Drelling, who serves as general counsel of the Restaurant Division at Specialty Restaurants Corp., wrote the following analysis. Note that the suspension of Santa is not a determination of wrongdoing.

I filed a complaint, yet more women were sexually harassed by the same employee. What now?

Workplace Coach

Although I disguised some of the facts to protect myself, it was clear to me and perhaps to others that it involved a senior manager in my company. After it published, I learned two former employees of my current employer had written similar stories about the same man. I can’t tell you how mad I am, not just at the man but at my company. When I went to HR last fall, I was told my company took the situation seriously and would investigate my allegations.

Calling All Companies: It’s Time to Get Real About Sexual Harassment

Mitratech

Let’s talk about sex (-ual harassment)! In fact, 81 percent of women and 43 percent of men have experienced some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime, according to a survey conducted by nonprofit organization Stop Street Harassment. The survey spanned across industries and the “continuum of unwanted experiences,” ranging from: Verbal sexual harassment (either online or in person). We’ve all seen the headlines recently.

Data Show New Trends in Workplace Sexual Harassment Reports

Zenefits

Employers have a legal obligation to maintain a workplace that is free of sexual harassment. If you allow your employees to work in a hostile environment where they experience or witness aggressive, unwanted sexual advances, or they have to endure sexually suggestive jokes and behaviors, you are violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Many states also have their own specific workplace sexual harassment laws as well. You set the tone.

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.

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.

I got you a supercharged HR thinking cap to address harassment problems at work

The Employer Handbook

After a two year hiatus, the EEOC reconvened its Select Task Force on Harassment yesterday to hear from an array of scholars, attorneys, other stakeholders about ways to promote a harassment-free workplace. I’ll recap some of the highlights below and include links to the EEOC press release, the Opening Statements of the Task Force Co-Chairs, and Statements of Witnesses below. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Sex Sexual Harassment

I got you a supercharged HR thinking cap to address harassment problems at work

The Employer Handbook

After a two year hiatus, the EEOC reconvened its Select Task Force on Harassment yesterday to hear from an array of scholars, attorneys, other stakeholders about ways to promote a harassment-free workplace. I’ll recap some of the highlights below and include links to the EEOC press release, the Opening Statements of the Task Force Co-Chairs, and Statements of Witnesses below. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Sex Sexual Harassment

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.

Ask an HR Expert: Romantic relationships in the workplace

Tandem HR

Today’s question is “What do I need to consider as an employer when it comes to romantic relationships in the workplace?”. Thank you for joining me for another episode of Ask an HR Expert. Today’s question is “What do I need to consider as an employer when it comes to romantic relationships in the workplace?”. Regardless of what we communicate to our employees or attempt to prevent in the workplace, romantic relationships in the workplace are going to happen.

Answering the Top 5 Questions That Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) Have About Mandatory Harassment Prevention Training in Illinois

Synergy

Over the past few years, the visibility of sexual harassment and assault at work has heightened dramatically, and for good reason. It’s estimated that, while more than half of women have experienced unwanted sexual advancements, 87-94% of victims never file a complaint.

This Classic HR Tool gets a Makeover in the #MeToo Era

Newmeasures

The world of work has been forever altered by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Since their inception in October 2017 with the publication of sexual harassment and assault allegations against now-disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo stories and calls for #TimesUp have come to touch every corner of the corporate landscape. Almost immediately, companies began to review their sexual harassment policies.

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.

What Other Employers Can Learn From Uber: Recognizing and Combating Sexism in the Workplace

Compensation Today

Last month, a former Uber employee recounted her “ very, very strange year ” at the organization as a female engineer. Her account is a story of sexism, sexual harassment and HR violations that left many asking, “Are you kidding me?!”. While I’m not here to play the court of public opinion regarding the validity of these stories, I am here to tell you: It’s 2017, and sexism in the workplace is something every organization should be concerned about.

Not enough money spent in HR teaching the rules

OmegaHR Solutions

Managers need training that will prevent discrimination lawsuits. I read a lot of articles and newsletters from law firms and the government looking for topics for this blog. Here is a list from the EEOC : ABL Management to Pay $35,000 to Settle Retaliation Lawsuit with EEOC. Country Fresh to Pay $84,750 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Suit. Zale Delaware Will Pay $30,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit. Spending on training.

More Than A Handbook: Maintaining Conduct Policy Compliance

Essium HRM

Disciplining an employee is never a pleasant experience, but no matter the size of your business, the reality hits for every employer. Additionally, your conduct policy has to have “teeth”, in order to extend to contractors who may sit outside of the every-day communication patterns of your team. Whether real or perceived, many situations could end up in a lawsuit – sexual harassment, discrimination, wage, overtime and wrongful termination.

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.

Regulations written for big companies make life difficult for small companies

OmegaHR Solutions

When crafting guidance or new regulation some consideration needs to be given to the size of the targeted company. In a great post on her blog, attorney Robin Shea talked about the new EEOC guidance on sexual harassment that was just released. You have until February 9 th to let the EEOC know what you think about it. You need to read Robin’s blog post on some comments she has about the new guidance. Training guidance.

HR Challenges in Retail

Hppy

Many changes are happening in the work environment, especially those related to people. Employees today enter the labor market with different expectations regarding technological evolution and way work is completed. The shift is felt in all sectors, retail industry included.

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.

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.