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.

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. Sexual orientation.

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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.

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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. Sexual Harassment

HR 101: The ABCs of Sexual Harassment

Zenefits

Sexual harassment has been a form of unlawful discrimination in the United States since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sexual harassment, as we understand it today, wasn’t outlined specifically in the landmark legislation. Any of the above.

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. Out of curiosity, I Googled this person and found several websites that list his name and include details about his inappropriate sexual activities and relationships. Aside from the internal sexual harassment complaint, the internet posts bother me very much. Can I fire him for the complaint as well as what I found out on the Internet?

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 ). Grovo’s sexual harassment prevention training meets and exceeds the minimum requirements for both New York State and New York City.

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You can start playing Taps for your company’s agreements to arbitrate sexual harassment claims

The Employer Handbook

On Tuesday, I warned you that your company’s arbitration agreements for sexual harassment claims might not survive February intact. Folks, they may not make it to the Super Bowl. Yesterday, the Senate passed the measure unanimously by a voice vote.

Sexual Harassment Statistics: An In-Depth Breakdown

EverFi - HR

Sexual harassment is a pervasive problem for most organizations and has been for decades, despite the attention given to the issue by employers and government organizations. million to settle claims of harassment made through the U.S. Sexual Harassment Facts.

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. Sexual banter.

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. This is the first time this number has gone up in five years. Train your managers.

Dear ReWorker: Handling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Cornerstone On Demand

Dear ReWorker, We recently had a sexual harassment complaint about an employee. Out of curiosity, I Googled this person and found several websites that list his name and include details about his inappropriate sexual activities and relationships. Aside from the internal complaint of sexual harassment in the workplace, the internet posts bother me very much. Can I fire him for the complaint as well as what I found out on the Internet?

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. .

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.

[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.”

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.

Thoughts on Sexual Harassment—a Personal Perspective

HR Daily Advisor

I do a lot of antiharassment training. In the past, much of my training has followed a relatively standard format explaining that employers can be liable for harassment by supervisors even if employees don’t complain and that supervisors can “aid and abet” a hostile work environment by turning a blind eye to problematic situations. I also point out that the fact that no one has protested a sexually charged atmosphere doesn’t mean it’s not a problem for the employer.

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.

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.

COVID-19 doesn’t prevent claims of sexual harassment. Just ask a certain hockey mascot. ????

The Employer Handbook

We’re in the middle of a pandemic. While telework and ‘social distancing’ don’t eliminate the possibility of a sexual harassment claim, let’s face it, we’re not exactly in the same #MeToo world as we were last year.

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’.

How to Create a Sexual Harassment Policy for Your Business

Embroker

Creating a sexual harassment policy might not be your top priority when you are just starting your business. But the unfortunate reality is that, when it comes to experiencing sexual harassment, even the most healthy, profitable, and seemingly well-run companies in the world have, are, or will. Sexual harassment is, unfortunately, a reality for many people, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, or age.

Illinois Sexual Harassment Training Requirement

GoCGO

Illinois has made a lot of changes for 2020, not the least of which is the requirement that ALL employers provide sexual harassment prevention training for their employees on an annual basis. Require restaurants and hotels to provide supplemental annual training and to establish, distribute and post a written policy on sexual harassment prevention.

And in other sexual harassment news….EVERYTHING!!!

The Employer Handbook

And here I thought we’d be able to make it to the weekend without another above-the-fold allegation of sexual harassment. Fortunately, I have some other helpful, related items… New sexual-harassment guidance from the EEOC coming soon. Jacquie Lee reporting for Bloomberg Law’s Daily Labor Report ( here ) writes that the U.S. 7 and the next day sent them to the Office of Management and Budget for approval.

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.

Learning leaders reexamine sexual harassment prevention in light of new state laws

CLO Magazine

1 in the state of Illinois, the Workplace Transparency Act mandates workplace sexual harassment training for public and private organizations with more than 15 employees. Additionally, the training needed to be more meaningful and relatable.”.

Here’s what a report from a huuuuuuuuuuge sexual harassment investigation looks like

The Employer Handbook

By sportslogos.net [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Have you ever seen a sexual harassment investigative report? We’ll talk about recommendations to avoid harassment in your workplace.). However, if you’d like to learn more about what goes into a report of a sexual harassment investigation, read on. . For over twenty years, the Dallas Mavericks, a professional basketball team, had problems with sexual harassment and employee management.

Sexual Harassment Legal Definition: What You Need to Know

EverFi - HR

Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is one of the more recent additions to the list of powerful people accused of sexual harassment. In just the first year following the start of #MeToo, more than 425 prominent leaders were publicly accused of sexual misconduct.

#MeToo and the Workplace: HR and Sexual Harassment Policy

LaborSoft

#MeToo and the Workplace. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, HR and employee relations managers were sent scrambling. sexual harassment and/or discrimination has always been under the purview of HR, it has become a necessity for HR departments to not only tighten up or edify. In fact, more than half of businesses surveyed in 2018 reported plans of changing sexual harassment policies and how claims are filed and dealt with.

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.

How to Provide Sexual Harassment Training to Your Employees

Homebase

Sexual harassment has been a hot topic among legislators thanks to the issue finding its way into the national spotlight in the last few years through the #MeToo movement. . What is considered sexual harassment under the law? .

Sexual harassment by a nonemployee confirmed by a Federal court

OmegaHR Solutions

Firing someone who reports harassment is not the best course of action. When I train about sexual harassment or discuss it in a class, one area I mention is that companies can be liable for harassment from a nonemployee. The example I give most often is a delivery person who “flirts” with the receptionist that is receiving the packages. What if the situation involved a male truck driver as the harassed party?

Facebook invites HR pros to steal its sexual harassment policy

HR Morning

In the wake of surging workplace sexual harassment allegations across all industries, Facebook is taking a drastic step. The social networking giant and winner of the prestigious, employee-rated Glassdoor “Best Place to Work” title, just announced it will make its own internal sexual harassment policy public for other companies — especially those in the Silicon Valley — to use as a model for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond.

$450,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement Highlights the Seriousness of the Problem

HRWatchdog

Nearly one-third of all EEOC complaints are sex discrimination charges (which includes sexual harassment). Employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, but that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring. Sex discrimination charges (which include sexual harassment charges) constitute nearly one-third of all claims filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Sexual Harassment, Benefit Trends, Ageism, Off-Site Work Events — Catch New Podcasts

HRWatchdog

Missed out on the last few The Workplace podcasts? The Good, Bad and Ugly of Hosting an Off-Site Work Event. Off-site work events can help create a more collaborative workforce, but they also come with a range of liability risks. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw cover the benefits and drawbacks of hosting an off-site work event.

Why the ‘Pence Rule’ is exactly how you shouldn’t go about preventing sexual harassment

HR Morning

With new high profile sexual harassment allegations coming out on a daily basis, a lot of companies are considering policy changes and putting new protocols into place. The Pence Rule. The Pence Rule is referring to a principle created by Baptist Minister Billy Graham — that a man should not eat, travel, or meet alone with any woman who is not his wife — and touted by the vice president. The Pence Rule in court. The fix.

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.

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.

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: HR Needs Help

HRExecutive

Picture this: The company you work for is flourishing. The newest addition to the executive team, John, the CFO, has a great vision for the company and is an easygoing, thoughtful guy to boot. This past week, three of John’s direct reports, all women, have stated that John has made numerous sexually explicit comments to them. As a result, the company continues to grow, but so do the complaints against John.