Final Guidance Documents for New York’s Sexual Harassment Training

HR Daily Advisor

On October 1, 2018, New York state updated the sexual harassment prevention guidance and model documents it has made available online. The state had issued draft documents in August and had requested public comments. Harassment News Sexual Harassment

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.

The Risks of Sketchy Employee Investigation Documentation

LaborSoft

“Undocumented: At the Risk of Not Reporting Every Detail of an Employee Investigation…”. However, the reality is that a workplace can be a microcosm of the world outside. The problem that HR faces is that managing employee investigations can be tricky, nay risky in fact.

How to Manage and Document Difficult Employee Behavior

LaborSoft

Problem Employees Are Your Problem Too: How to Manage and Document Difficult Employee Behavior. If you own a business or are a HR manager, you can relate to the notion that managing difficult employee behavior or poor performance is not easy.

The 10 Most Common Mistakes in Documentation

HR Daily Advisor

Unfortunately, says Fentin, when you get sued, it always appears to be the Big Bad Employer versus the Poor Innocent Employee. Documentation is often the key to defending yourself. Here are Fentin’s top 10 documentation mistakes: 1. Learn More.

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

Maine Imposes New Harassment Training Requirements, Increases Violation Penalties

HR Daily Advisor

With the #MeToo movement seemingly everywhere in the news, it’s important for all employers to review their sexual harassment training practices. Maine recently amended its sexual harassment training law to impose additional requirements on employers in the state.

EEOC Seeks Input on Guidance Addressing Unlawful Harassment

HRWatchdog

Yesterday, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated that it is seeking public input on a proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment under federal anti-discrimination laws. The guidance provides numerous examples of unlawful conduct.

5 Ways Using Adobe Document Cloud Makes Your HR Function Look Best in Breed

The HR Capitalist

HR usually trails other functional areas in evolving with the times. Probably not – if you’re doing things like reading blogs, looking for industry news via social and seeking best practices, odds are you’re in the top quartile of our profession related to looking progressive and staying current. But that doesn’t mean others don’t judge you by the stereotypes. Appearances matter, and outsiders routinely assume that you are part of sleepy portion of the HR nation.

Adobe 107

3 Things HR Needs to Know for Sexual Harassment Training

AbelHR

The basis behind the laws, which vary significantly in terms of who is applicable and what is required, is to head off sexual harassment before it even has a chance to start. If you don’t plan to use an online module, you must still retain records.

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.”.

Documenting Employee Performance—Avoid These 10 Mistakes

HR Daily Advisor

Today, we present Fentin’s top 10 mistakes employers make when documenting employee performance. Fentin, a partner at the Springfield, Massachusetts, office of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., Forgetting an audience—who will read the document? Learn More.

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. million documents.

#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.

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. ” Enact Proactive Policies and Training. Proper leadership at the top sets this mentality for the entire company.

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.). None of these problems involved the players on the court.

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. Hollywood is the perfect example.

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. This is notable because companies — particularly giant tech companies — rarely make their internal policies and documents public.

DFEH Issues Important Guidance On Investigating Harassment Complaints

HR Daily Advisor

On May 2, 2017, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released its Workplace Harassment Guide, which advises employers how to develop an effective antiharassment program, respond to and investigate claims of harassment, and take appropriate remedial actions.

EEOC outlines 4 new approaches to fight workplace harassment

HR Morning

Workplace harassment is virtually an epidemic these days — the EEOC says a third of the nearly 100,000 charges it receives annually now include a harassment allegation. But the agency’s taking steps to help both workers and managers handle the problem.

Substitute Custodian Vying for Clean Sweep on Harassment, Retaliation Claims

HR Daily Advisor

A substitute school custodian said she was pressured to have sex with a foreman in exchange for more hours and then retaliated against for refusing his advances and lodging a sexual harassment complaint. The assistant superintendent took Ruth to Human Resources to file a written complaint.

EEOC Chair Not Seeing Wave of Harassment Claims in Wake of #MeToo

HR Daily Advisor

With the #MeToo movement continuing to gain steam, an increase in the number of sexual harassment claims made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) might be expected. Uptick May Be on the Way.

Sexual Harassment has a major impact on NYC employers

OmegaHR Solutions

As I was sitting having dinner, by myself, I was watching the television as they discussed the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, proposed changes in sexual harassment law in the city. So single employee companies are subject to this change in the law.

Is Arbitration Of Harassment the Best Course Of Action?

LaborSoft

is arbitration of harassment claims the best course of action? Coming off the heels of this victory, employers have been structuring contractual relationships, including many with independent contractors, with arbitration programs to resolve work-related issues.

Your Guide to the Most Common HR Legal Documents

Namely

When it comes to drafting legal documents, it may feel like you should enroll in night law school or watch some Law & Order SVU to successfully handle the ever-changing tasks assigned to you. While both your company and its employees may take these documents for granted, you know there’s a lot of strategic thinking and work that goes into drafting them. It sets up the expectations for how both parties will work together. Is the employee eligible for annual raises?

Learn How Autozone Avoided Liability in a Recent Sexual Harassment Case

HR Daily Advisor

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit—which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—has held that liability cannot be imputed to an employer for a manager’s alleged sexual harassment when the manager lacked decision-making authority over the employee.

Sexual Harassment Investigations: A Timely Topic for February’s Live Webinar

HRWatchdog

An employee informs you that she’s been sexually harassed by her supervisor over the past year. Do you know exactly what to do the moment an employee alleges sexual harassment? Sexual harassment scenarios. Who should conduct the investigation. Register now!

ATS 52

The Daily Rundown: New York to Strengthen Sexual Harassment Laws

Zenefits

Welcome to the Small Business Run Down. Today, New York toughens sexual harassment laws, Southwest offers small business owners lots of points, business owners struggle to speak banker and insurance costs to jump. New York Passes Tough Sexual Harassment Legislation.

Must you produce the workplace investigation report prepared to defend a sexual harassment lawsuit?

The Employer Handbook

A female employee has just complained to HR that the CEO harassed her. This complaint is the third one against the same alleged harasser. The attorney investigates and furnishes a written report of her findings and conclusions.

3 complaints and an investigation with discipline, how could an employer not know about possible harassment?!?

The Employer Handbook

I’m not sure what kind of evidence a federal jury was expecting when it concluded that two plaintiff-intervenors ( i.e. , the alleged victims of sexual harassment on whose behalf the EEOC pursued claims) did not do enough to notify the employer-defendant about possible harassment in the workplace. Let’s head out to the Pacific Northwest for a case called EEOC v. The Plaintiff-Intervenors filed a motion for a new trial.

Stakeholders Get More Time to Comment on EEOC Harassment Guidance

HR Daily Advisor

Stakeholders now have until March 21 to comment on a proposed antiharassment guidance from the U.S. Given the change in administration, it makes sense to provide stakeholders with more time, he said. Lipnic to chair of the commission, the fate of those issues may be in question.

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. Over the years, he had even paid to settle several sexual harassment claims without the company taking action. Need to learn more?

Male HR Manager Takes Down Female Congressional Candidate with Harassment Claim. #metoo

The HR Capitalist

As warranted by the stupid, inappropriate behavior of some men, the #metoo movement has mostly outed those men for the harassers they are. But now, we have our first public female victim of the #metoo movement. Read on, analysis after the clip below.

How Compliance Training Can Improve Workplace Culture

Cornerstone On Demand

More often than not, HR professionals prioritize hiring, onboarding and talent management over compliance training. But what many HR professionals don’t realize is that compliance training programs and strong company culture are inextricably connected.

Treat harassment by non-employees no differently than harassment by employees

Ohio Employer's Law

The client also masturbated in front of her and groped her when she performed routine tasks like helping him sit up in bed or cleaning him. This employer mistakenly assumed that the law does not cover employees harassed by non-employees. Nothing is further from the truth.

Could Your HRIS Help Stop Workplace Sexual Harassment?

HRIS Payroll Software

The prevalence of sexual harassment claims in the news lately is making it very clear that the problem is widespread. While most of the claims making headlines have been brought forth against celebrities and people in high-power positions, sexual harassment takes many forms and can be instigated by individuals in any position in any industry. Fortunately, there are a few ways that HRIS software can help employers combat workplace sexual harassment.

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. wrote the following analysis.