Preparing for New York’s Sexual Harassment Laws

Grovo HR

While many companies have some form of a sexual harassment prevention policy, New York State is mandating that all companies with employees based in the state complete annual sexual harassment prevention training for all their staff at least once annually. As the law goes into effect on 10/9, companies will need to train their employees by the January 1, 2019 deadline. Training Requirements Are Mandatory Starting 10/9.

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4 Ways to Create Effective Sexual Harassment Training

HR Morning

In a study by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), 71 percent of HR professionals said their company conducts sexual harassment prevention training. adults believe changes need to be made to eliminate sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, with 44 percent saying better sexual harassment training is the key. Why sexual harassment training is broken.

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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. Starting with their policies, those needed to be updated. Refreshing the Content.

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.

Does your sexual harassment training include this important topic? If not, it should.

The Employer Handbook

More than ever, American workplaces are emphasizing diversity by targeting hires of different races, religions, ethnicities, genders, cultural and educational backgrounds, work experience, etc. Generally, this results in businesses attracting better talent, reducing turnover, and improving the brand and reputation. Over the weekend, I read this story and this story by Julia Ingram and Claire Wang. Anti-Harassment Sexual Harassment

History of Diversity and Inclusion Policies in the Workplace

Kazoo

Over the past 100 years, the U.S. While initially male-dominated as women took on more “traditional” roles within the home, the onset of World War II shifted this dynamic. From groundbreaking cases like the Meritor Savings Bank v. The U.S.

Sexual Harassment Outside of Work

EverFi - HR

It may not be widely known, but employers are as responsible for sexual harassment outside of work as they are for harassment that occurs during work hours—when that harassment involves other employees, vendors, customers, or clients. As SHRM’s sample Sexual Harassment Out Of Work Policy and Complaint/Investigation Procedure states, “Employees are prohibited from harassing others both on and off the employer premises and during or outside of work hours.” .

More Sexual-Harassment-Policy Rethinking

HRExecutive

Came across this recent research from the University of Missouri that adds credence to a Q&A I did late last year with the author of a book titled Sex and the Office: Women, Men and the Sex Partition That’s Dividing the Workplace. Both the MU researchers and the author of the book, Kim Elsesser, seem to be getting at the same point about today’s sexual-harassment policies in the workplace.

Has the #MeToo Movement Actually Changed Sexual Harassment Policies?

EverFi - HR

While most people likely believe that the “Me Too” movement is something that emerged over the last few years, it’s a movement that was actually started in 2006 by a woman named Tarana Burke, a survivor of sexual assault. The small flame she ignited was fanned and became an inferno in 2017—11 years later—fueled by allegations of sexual assault leveled against media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Awareness is the First Step in Sexual Harassment Prevention.

Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

HR Daily Advisor

Recent headlines have been littered with numerous stories of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and rape. And for real, our 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Sexual harassment text on cardboard. Sadly, sexual harassment is so pervasive that we sometimes don’t see it. Gender inequality in the workplace has gotten better over the years, but it’s still a far cry from giving men and women equal opportunities.

EEOC Training Programs Help Employers Fight Sexual Harassment

HR Daily Advisor

The recent high-profile sexual harassment accusations leading to public humiliation and terminations has highlighted the need for companies to properly train their supervisors and employees on what is and is not harassment. The training programs focus on respect, acceptable workplace conduct, and the types of behaviors that contribute to a respectful and inclusive—and therefore ultimately more profitable—workplace.

Flooded with sexual-harassment complaints, VICE publicly apologizes for its “detrimental ‘boy’s club’ culture”

The Employer Handbook

And that remorseful high-level manager voluntarily confessed to sexually harassing a subordinate — before the subordinate had even registered a complaint — with an apology so genuine and sincere that you got a little choked up. On Saturday, the New York Times ran a story about VICE Media , a digital media and broadcasting company whose target audience consists of male millennials. The report is behind a paywall. Sexual Harassment

Tips to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Nearly everyone knows that sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal. But not everyone knows exactly what constitutes sexual harassment, and what employers can do to prevent it. Let’s review the legal definition of sexual harassment, and then take a look at some tips for employers on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. Legal 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.

Looking to update your policy on sexual harassment? Maybe you’d like to see Facebook’s…

The Employer Handbook

Maybe it’s a conversation at a networking event or a question from the audience at an HR session. You see, Facebook decided to make a bunch of its workplace policies and training modules publicly available. Here is the harassment policy (which includes an internal FAQ for employees on Facebook’s investigations process that I’m totally going to steal , plagiarize , borrow.). Here is the full managing unconscious bias training module.

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.

3 Ways Harassment Prevention Training Can Help Prevent Sexual Harassment

EverFi - HR

The Harvard Business Review recently posed the question : “Has sexual harassment at work decreased since #MeToo? MeToo has raised awareness of sexual harassment and its prevalence which has provided employees with a sense of community and feelings of confidence to be able to address and report incidents of harassment. And yet we can and should do more harassment prevention training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

7 Strategies for Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work

EverFi - HR

On any given day, you can do a Google search for “sexual harassment,” click on the “News” link, and find dozens of headlines about recent sexual harassment allegations. The stories cross geographies and industries and they show how little has been invested in preventing sexual harassment at work. No company is immune to the need to create and maintain a workplace that is free of harassment. Lighten Up on the Legalese.

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: 10 Practical Tips

EverFi - HR

It seems like media reports are continuing to bring us heinous examples of sexual harassment and assault in workplace settings and the world at large. Unfortunately, these incidents don’t show signs of slowing, let alone stopping, any time in the near future. What are the essential steps for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace companies can follow to protect their employees? . Back off from the legalese.

Moving Beyond the Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment

EverFi - HR

For years, companies have been taking steps to address behaviors that meet the legal definition of sexual harassment in the workplace. They implemented training filled with examples from court cases, policies that repeat legal standards, and consequences for behavior that violated these rules. And these are just the stories that make the news. Learn about strategies for building a supportive workplace culture.

Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

Vibe HCM

This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement. Recent headlines have been littered with numerous stories of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and rape. And for real, our 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Sadly, sexual harassment is so pervasive that we sometimes don’t see it. Hollywood is the perfect example.

What Workplace Sexual Harassment Law Changes Should We Expect in 2020?

EverFi - HR

HR professionals found themselves faced with a number of workplace sexual harassment law changes in 2019—and 2020 is likely to hold more of the same. Sexual harassment is top of mind these days, fueled by continual allegations against increasingly high-profile offenders, ranging all the way up to the White House. Enacting new laws is one way to demonstrate awareness and concern about sexual harassment. Sexual Harassment Laws in 2020.

Sexual Harassment Training for Employees: Reframing the Conversation for Better Results

EverFi - HR

The #MeToo movement emerged nearly two years ago, providing a much-needed wake-up call to organizations that may have been lulled into thinking their prior sexual harassment training for employees was enough to keep harassment out of the workplace. Policies, hotlines, and compliance training are tactics that represent a necessary and tactical, yet inefficient, approach to attempting to ward off sexual harassment in the workplace.

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?

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.

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.

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

Affinity HR Group

Federal and in some instances state and local law protects several groups of people in the workplace based on their sexual or gender identity. We encourage our clients to go further than simply “following the law” to experience added benefits.

11 steps that you can take now to reduce harassment in your workplace

The Employer Handbook

That sounds more “glass-half-full” than “ Don’t be like the Dallas Mavericks: 11 ways to avoid a Sports Illustrated report chronicling twenty years of allegations of sexual harassment and mismanagement in your workplace. ” Yeah, I’m comfortable with the title of today’s blog post. If you hung around yesterday, you got yourself a primer on the anatomy of a workplace investigation report. The Message to Management.

Time’s Up: I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

HR Daily Advisor

“So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.” – Oprah Winfrey at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

25 Interview Questions for Diversity and Inclusion Managers

AIHR

Getting ready for an interview for a Diversity and Inclusion manager role? A D&I manager is a specialist role and therefore requires rigorous preparation with specific knowledge, competencies, and skills that you have to display in the interview. What was the outcome?

The Non Discrimination Policy: Importance and 5 Examples

Digital HR Tech

Diversity and inclusion is about more than just hiring people with a variety of skin tones. 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. The U.K.

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.

Who’s Calling, Please? DFEH Will Survey Employers About Anti-Harassment and Diversity Policies

HRWatchdog

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced that it will conduct a telephonic survey of California employers to ask questions about their anti-harassment and diversity policies. The intent of the survey is to develop a clearer picture of how California employers manage diversity and harassment issues, including anti-harassment and diversity policies. Harassment complaint procedures.

Launching a Diversity and Inclusion Program Isn’t Enough – Here’s How to Make a Meaningful Impact

Linkedin Talent Blog

In a recent study of 16,500 employees from companies around the world, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that half of all workers from underrepresented groups see bias as part of their day-to-day work experience. This is shocking, considering that 97% of respondents report that their company has a diversity program in place. Simply launching a diversity and inclusion (D&I) program isn’t enough. First, employees want antidiscrimination policies.

How to Use the EEOC to Help Guide your Company Anti-Discrimination Policies

Zenefits

Employers are required to maintain a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace. At the federal level, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires all businesses with 15 or more employees to prevent and prohibit discrimination. How can the EEOC help? 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.

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.

Revving up DEI in The Automotive Industry: What Leaders are Doing

Trusaic

The last several years have seen increasing efforts toward driving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) change in the workplace. . No matter the industry, organizations have made it a priority, and for good reason. Today we’ll be taking a look at the automotive industry.

Activision Blizzard Reaches $18 Million Settlement with EEOC

Trusaic

High-profile entertainment company, Activision Blizzard reached an $18 million settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week. The case involved various charges of gender discrimination and it’s the EEOC’s second-largest sexual harassment agreement ever.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: The Benefits & Why it Matters

Empuls

Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do. Even if our roles or job descriptions are technically the same on paper, no two people will ever perceive them in the same way.