Setting the Tone: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

HRWatchdog

Don’t wait – train employees on the type of disrespectful conduct that could lead to a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment is not a problem of the past, as recent news reports highlight. What tone is being set at the office?

3 EEOC targets to address in your harassment training

HR Morning

The EEOC just issued proposed enforcement guidance on workplace harassment, and it provides a window into the kinds of things the agency’s now looking to prevent – through litigation, if necessary. . Harassment with no intended victim. Harassment outside the office.

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The Tone Starts at the Top: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

HRWatchdog

Statistics show that sexual harassment remains a big problem for employers. Sexual harassment is not a problem of the past. Lately, it seems that not a week goes by without another news report on allegations of rampant harassment at high-profile companies.

8 Sex Harassment Myths

Workplace Coach

Sex harassment – so obvious we think we know what it means and is. I never asked her for sex and so it wasn’t sex harassment. Who said sex harassment was about sex? Sexual harassment includes repeated insults, innuendos and touches that have little to do with romance.

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.

Special from AEIS: Harassment Complaints—Biggest and Costliest HR Mistakes

HR Daily Advisor

There’s no shortage of reminders these days that harassment is still a major issue for employers. He has successfully litigated almost every type of employment case and provides employment advice to employers across the country. What are the biggest and costliest mistakes that HR makes?

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?

Sexual harassment in the Harvey Weinstein era: 3 ways to go beyond standard training

HR Morning

From the Harvey Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly scandals to the #MeToo movement on social media, sexual harassment is on everybody’s minds. The scandals have shed light on just how persistent workplace harassment still is in spite of the fact that 90% of U.S.

71 Percent of Organizations Offer Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

ATD Human Capital

Sexual harassment in the workplace isn’t new, but the topic has gained attention recently. The U.S. ” The EEOC also states that prevention is the best way to combat such unwanted behavior.

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.

EEOC Task Force Recommends Training, Policies to Prevent Workplace Harassment

HR Daily Advisor

With workplace harassment claims on the rise, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently recommended practical steps and policies to help employers reduce the number of charges filed. Further, conduct regular harassment training for all employees.

A Culture of Harassment? What Went Wrong at Uber, Tesla

HR Daily Advisor

Several large employers, including Uber and Tesla, made headlines recently when female employees went public with allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace. They all described a culture where the harassment was systemic and ignored at every level—including Human Resources.

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. harassment

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. While the company admits its policy isn’t perfect, it is thorough and effective. Policy, training, investigation process & more.

Can Civility Training Prevent Workplace Harassment?

HR Daily Advisor

In the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) proposed guidance on harassment , the commission suggests “civility training” and “bystander intervention training” as proactive measures employers can use to prevent workplace harassment.

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. This practice may seem like a quick fix to the pervasive issue of sexual harassment in the workplace.

What to do when your Harvey Weinstein harasses your employees

Ohio Employer's Law

By now you’ve likely heard about the decades of harassment allegations levied against storied Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Over the weekend, his company, the Weinstein Company, fired him. Employees should be able to complain in writing, over the phone, or by email.

How do we start to STOP sexual harassment?

Ohio Employer's Law

Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Mark Halperin, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes … the list of men accused of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct seems to know no end. Thankfully, the EEOC has some answers. Or at least the beginning of some answers.

DFEH Updates Required Harassment Prevention Pamphlet; Issues Guidance

HRWatchdog

Make sure you hand out sexual harassment prevention pamphlets that comply with the law. Although the DFEH refers to the printable information sheet as a “poster,” it is really just an information sheet. Learn more about what HRCalifornia can do for you.

Lesson Learned from Bill O’Reilly’s Ouster: You Can’t Sweep Harassment Under the Rug

HR Daily Advisor

When Fox News paid some of the $13 million needed to settle sexual harassment claims made against O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly, it seemingly failed to fully address the problem. Fox tried to resolve a culture of harassment by paying people off, says John S.

$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.

10 Mistakes Employers Make Concerning Workplace Harassment

HR Daily Advisor

Over the past 20 years I have helped employers, unions, and workers to prevent, detect, and eliminate workplace bullying and harassment. The reality is that taking the step to complain about workplace harassment or bullying is a huge and scary step for targets to take.

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. Shortly after the bathroom-stripping incident, the employee sued Wendy’s.

$1.47 Million Awarded to California Workers in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Case

HRWatchdog

Ignoring employee complaints of sexual harassment could cost you a lot! Think that sexual harassment is a problem of the past? By now, employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both state and federal law, but that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring.

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.

Hi Tech Sexual Harassment Is Here (Unfortunately)

Workology

Great, now we have the possibility of high tech sexual harassment As companies move into the world of virtual reality or augmented reality for the purposes of training they now have to worry about. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR harassment sexual harassment tech

Sexual harassment — same as it ever was

The Employer Handbook

On Tuesday, the EEOC announced here that it had resolved a sexual harassment lawsuit with a Dunkin Donuts franchise for $150,000. Well, two reasons: It gives me an excuse to highlight this excellent post from Jon Hyman at the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog. Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment — same as it ever was

The Employer Handbook

On Tuesday, the EEOC announced here that it had resolved a sexual harassment lawsuit with a Dunkin Donuts franchise for $150,000. Well, two reasons: It gives me an excuse to highlight this excellent post from Jon Hyman at the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog. Sexual Harassment

New White Paper Highlights April 1 Updates to Mandatory Harassment Prevention Requirements

HRWatchdog

Harassment is a major source of litigation in California. Educating and training your entire workforce in harassment prevention is one of the best ways to avoid problems. Which employees must be trained and how often.

Top 10 ways to curb harassment, from EEOC task force

HR Morning

Over the past year-and-a-half, an EEOC task force has been charged with putting together best practices for how employers can stymie workplace harassment. Ways to attack the problem. The result? The highlights: Start at the top.

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

Five steps to investigating sexual harassment allegations effectively and sensitively

cipHR

As the EHRC requires FTSE 100 firms to explain their procedures for handling sexual harassment claims, conflict management expert Arran Heal offers advice for putting an appropriate response process in place. Sexual harassment on any level is obviously not tolerated.

Sometimes a banana is just a banana, and sometimes you're liable for harassment

Ohio Employer's Law

An employee grabs a co-worker’s penis and pokes another employee with a banana protruding from the zipper of his pants. Should the employer be liable for sexual harassment? An employer’s liability for harassment often hinges on whether the harasser is a “supervisor.”. If the harasser is the victim’s co-worker, an employer is liable only if it was negligent responding to the harassment. Thereafter, the harassment stopped.

EEOC offers sage advice on following checklists for harassment compliance

Ohio Employer's Law

Last June, the EEOC issued a comprehensive, bi-partisan report on harassment in the workplace. One such tool the EEOC provided was a series of four checklist for employers to use to create an effective harassment prevention program. Anti-harassment policies. Harassment reporting systems and investigations. Compliance training. Because the EEOC feels so strongly about the utility of these lists for employers, I’m sharing them in full.

More Sexual-Harassment-Policy Rethinking

HRE's The Leader Board

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.

Training Has Little Effect On Workplace Sex Harassment

TLNT: The Business of HR

Despite 30 years of training and sensitivity sessions since the U.S. Supreme Court first said sexual harassment is discrimination, workplace harassment has come to dominate the charges brought to the EEOC by private sector and state and government employees.

Preventing Sexual Harassment is More Than Just Training

Acacia HR Solutions

You would have had to be living under a rock to not have heard of all the sexual harassment allegations being brought forward these days. Celebrities, politicians and the like are all being publicly shamed for their crude and inappropriate behavior.

New California Law Makes Additions to Required Harassment Training

Justworks

As the state of California furthers its efforts to implement fair hiring practices and employee-friendly workplaces, Governor Jerry Brown has been busy passing new labor laws. On the heels of legislation banning employers from asking job applicants about salary and criminal history, the governor has also passed a law adding to the existing required harassment training.

This right here is why you train your managers to take all complaints of harassment seriously.

The Employer Handbook

When I conduct anti-harassment training for supervisors, one of the points I stress is that all complaints of harassment and discrimination — no matter how minor — must be taken seriously. That’s good for the employee.

Teenage restaurant worker awarded $7.65M in sex harassment lawsuit

HR Morning

Need a reason to refresh your anti-harassment training with your managers? million this week after suing the company for sexual harassment, according to a story on Business Insider. According to a news release from the teen’s attorney Benjamin L.