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

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. . The number of lawsuits the EEOC filed increased by 50%.

#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.

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Make Information about Sexual Harassment Policies Accessible.

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.

ATS 52

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: 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. Hollywood is the perfect example.

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.

New York’s New Sexual Harassment Law

Zenefits

Standing out against sexual harassment and assault has long been a taboo topic– that’s all finally changing. Due to development in the political climate and the popularity of #metoo, The Women’s March, and a number of other social movements, companies are changing the way they manage sexual assault in the workplace. Evidence of that change can be seen in New York’s new sexual harassment law. Training.

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. Training Checklist. The law now specifically delegates authority to the MDOL to enforce its requirements.

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. Learn More.

Sexual Harassment Prevention: The Easiest Thing to Teach and the Hardest Thing to Accomplish

HR Daily Advisor

After 5 years of paying off Bill O’Reilly’s sexual harassment accusers—giving $13 million to five of them—Fox gave O’Reilly the ax more abruptly and shockingly than King Joffrey did to Ned Stark in Game of Thrones.

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.

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.

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. If the internal sexual harassment complaint evolves into a lawsuit, and the plaintiff requests a copy of the written report, does the defendant have to turn it over?

Ask An HR Expert: Bystander Intervention Training

Tandem HR

Today’s question has to do with sexual harassment. Today’s question has to do with sexual harassment and bystander intervention training. First, I’d like to address the topic of under-reporting. We need to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Governor Newsom Signs New 2020 Employment Laws

HRWatchdog

In 2019, the California Legislature and Governor Newsom enacted 870 bills. Sunday, October 13, 2019, was the last day for Governor Gavin Newsom to either sign or veto legislation that the California Legislature passed in 2019.

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.

My Boss Sexually Harassed Me After Work

Evil HR Lady

Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? So, come join me on the Evil Side. During the night we were also texting.

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.

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.

Lessons Learned from Uber’s HR Nightmare

Stratus

A recent blog post from a former Uber engineer is an HR nightmare, with allegations of harassment, sexism, discrimination and power struggles in what she details as “a strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying story.” Fowler was offered to either switch teams or face a likely “poor performance review” from this manager, for which the HR rep insisted would not be considered retaliation if she chose to stay.

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. A growing number of federal courts have agreed with the EEOC on this point.

Protecting Your Company from a Discrimination Lawsuit

Stratus

businesses and government agencies paid out more than $482 million to resolve work-related discrimination and harassment claims in 2016, a number that the EEOC indicates is on the rise. Steps to prevent discrimination and harassment in your workplace. Accordingly, our company has zero tolerance for harassment in any form or other such unlawful discrimination. Train managers and staff about the zero-tolerance policy. Document everything.

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.

Office Romances: For Better or Worse.

Tandem HR

Love is in the air. This may not be a shocking statistic if you stop to consider a full-time employee spends at least half of his or her waking hours on the job. Many companies have this hot topic on top of mind due to all of the sexual harassment claims circulating in the media today.

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. So, you promptly fire the female employee.

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. Scott denied the allegation. Ruth appealed to the U.S.

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.

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. Training guidance.