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Sexual Harassment Training for Your Whole Workplace

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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?

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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. 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.

Sexual Harassment Training Laws 2020: What’s Changing?

Homebase

With a continued nationwide effort to shed light on sexual harassment in the workplace, several states have implemented sexual harassment training requirements for their employees. In 2020, employers in Connecticut, Delaware, and Illinois will join Maine and New York in the group of states who require employers to provide sexual harassment prevention training to employees. . The illegality of sexual harassment.

Workplace sexual harassment: what it is and how to combat it

Insperity

Growing public conversations around workplace sexual harassment highlight a harrowing reality: It’s both widespread and frequently mishandled. How do you discern the difference between harassment and conduct that is merely inappropriate? staring or sexual gestures).

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? What Is Sexual Harassment?

New in 2019 – Expansion of Sexual Harassment Prevention Requirements

MapHR

Effective January 1, 2019 employers, required by California SB 1343, with 5 or more employees, are to provide 1-hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to all employees. In addition, those same employers must provide employees with supervisory responsibilities a 2-hour sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training. These trainings must be completed by the end of 2019 and are to be repeated every 2 years.

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.

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.

Why We Talk About Culture Change When We Discuss Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

EverFi - HR

In coverage of the ever-evolving #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, officials , experts , and activists have largely pointed towards a primary fix: a change in corporate culture. This strategy has been recommended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as having, “the greatest impact on allowing harassment to flourish, or conversely, in preventing harassment.” And why would culture change prevent sexual harassment?

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.

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.

Our harassment laws are not the reason for our sexual harassment problem

Ohio Employer's Law

Last week, the New York Times ran an Op-Ed titled, Boss Grab Your Breasts? That’s Not (Legally) Harassment. It argues that our lax sexual harassment laws, and the courts that apply them, are responsible for our current workplace harassment problems. The trial court judge dismissed her suit, declaring that this conduct did not meet the threshold for sexual harassment, and the appeals court affirmed the dismissal.

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.

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.

Are Millennials responsible for the increase in harassment claims?

OmegaHR Solutions

Younger workers may equal more harassment in the workplace for a variety of reasons. In a report put out by the EEOC they purport that there has been an increase in harassment in the workplace and that it remains a persistent problem. Harassment is up in all areas from sexual harassment to age harassment. I will look at those reasons and see if they support my question in the title of this post. What is the common denominator?

Should an Office Romance Be Allowed at Work?

Stratus

Since they’re probably already happening, a better strategy is to be aware of the dangers and to have a plan in your back pocket of how to cautiously handle any workplace love connections. Although they make work much more exciting for the couple involved, office romances provide a number of workplace issues. Include this as part of your employee handbook that employees must sign when first hired, and review it during your annual anti-harassment training.

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Does Unconscious Bias Training Work?

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As companies are being called to address racism in today’s workforce , there have been responses suggesting that merely providing unconscious bias training isn’t enough to eradicate racism. Does Unconscious Bias Training Work in the Office? Learn More!

A Blog with a story

EverFi - HR

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an ongoing risk to the safety of your employees and your business. Sexual Harassment has a serious financial impact. In 2019 alone, the U.S. Of course, these figures don’t reflect any of the associated legal costs.

This, right here, is why a good workplace investigation is EVERYTHING!

The Employer Handbook

You received a complaint of sexual harassment from a female employee against a male co-worker. So, you promptly investigate, during which you interview the complainant and the alleged harasser, and review documents. When the investigation ends, you conclude that the female complainant — not the male co-worker — was the sexual harasser. So, you promptly fire the female employee.

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.

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.

5 more reasons why your workplace anti-harassment training is ineffective

The Employer Handbook

“There’s Little Evidence Sexual Harassment Trainings Work,” wrote Madison Pauly in this article at Mother Jones. Pauly notes that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received over 162,000 EEOC Charges of Discrimination between 2010 and 2015. Here’s my hot take on five more reasons why your workplace anti-harassment training is ineffective. First , you bought flood insurance after the flood.

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.

Steps for Reducing Workplace Harassment in 2018

Synergy

With media coverage of workplace harassment at an all-time high, there’s no question that the topic has become the focus of millions of people worldwide. Celebrities and high-profile executives facing a shocking number of accusations might be taking the spotlight, but this is by no means a topic limited to household names. In fact, 64% of Americans believe that workplace sexual harassment is a serious problem, up nearly 20% in the last seven years.

New Year’s Resolution for 2017: Stay classy at The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Today, let’s talk about the employee who claimed sexual harassment because her male co-worker constantly stared at her with an erection — which she subsequently photographed and showed to other co-workers, and all of that morphed into a retaliation claim. Ok, let’s talk about the facts in Furcron v. The plaintiff began working for the defendant back in 2008. Still, the plaintiff initially tried to make nice with the male co-worker.

Senate Bill 1300 Training: The New Workplace Harassment Laws in California

EverFi - HR

Workplace harassment laws in California are the topic of ongoing discussion these days. The #MeToo movement and what can seem like almost daily reports of egregious behaviors by employees—at all levels and in all industries—has kept this topic front and center. Both employers and legislators are taking steps to tighten up rules, regulations, and reactions to workplace harassment in California. California laws regulating workplace harassment.

This, right here, is why a good workplace investigation is EVERYTHING!

The Employer Handbook

You received a complaint of sexual harassment from a female employee against a male co-worker. So, you promptly investigate, during which you interview the complainant and the alleged harasser, and review documents. When the investigation ends, you conclude that the female complainant — not the male co-worker — was the sexual harasser. So, you promptly fire the female employee.

Don’t be a dupe for someone else’s ill will

OmegaHR Solutions

Don’t be the HR cat! I have run across the term “cat’s paw” several times in the past, including just recently. It comes supposedly from an old Aesop’s fable that was adapted by Frenchman Jean de La Fontaine under the title Le Singe et le Chat that appeared in the second collection of his Fables in 1679. It tells the story of a cat that was convinced to pull chestnuts out of a fire by a monkey supposedly to share, however the cat never got its share.

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[Webinar] Whew! Harassment Investigation Done – Or Is It?

HRWatchdog

You’ve worked closely with your legal department to investigate a harassment complaint, taken corrective action and disciplined the harasser. So why are your employees spreading rumors, and why is the employee who filed the initial complaint now filing a second one alleging retaliation? CalChamber’s live 60-minute webinar on September 17 covers critical steps to “heal the workplace” by implementing a Healing Process Protocol. The post [Webinar] Whew!

Trailblazing federal court flatly rejects one free tea-bagging at work

The Employer Handbook

Yes, the next 1000+ words will either be my G.O.A.T. What is this tea-bagging of which he speaks and what does it have to do with the workplace? Last chance to escape the gravitational pull of this vortex]. Capital District Transportation Authority (opinion here ), “tea-bagging” is “a hazing act–indeed a form of sexual assault–during which the victim is pinned down on the floor by several people while another person rubs his genitalia in the victim’s face.”

Trailblazing federal court flatly rejects one free tea-bagging at work

The Employer Handbook

Yes, the next 1000+ words will either be my G.O.A.T. What is this tea-bagging of which he speaks and what does it have to do with the workplace? Last chance to escape the gravitational pull of this vortex]. Capital District Transportation Authority (opinion here ), “tea-bagging” is “a hazing act–indeed a form of sexual assault–during which the victim is pinned down on the floor by several people while another person rubs his genitalia in the victim’s face.”

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.

4 key steps to maintaining HR compliance

HRExecutive

Furthermore, the perils of noncompliance are fierce: fines, penalties, potential class-action lawsuits—not to mention the hit to your company’s reputation. For example, while the federal minimum wage remains unchanged, 21 states raised their minimum wage on Jan.

A New #HR Policy: “The Anti-A**hole Policy”

PerformanceICreate

Fully realizing that I may be shooting myself in the foot, I feel the need to say this: if you need to be trained on how to be decent in the workplace, Lord help you. While I’m a COO now, I have been training my entire career and still do as a regular part of my job. I love everything about training. I also love the law. I’m fascinated with it and very much enjoy presenting topics revolving around it.

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.