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.

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?

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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.

EEOC’s latest, best 10 tactics for preventing harassment in the workplace

HR Morning

The EEOC is looking to publish enforcement guidance to address illegal harassment in the workplace. That guidance is being built around several tactics the agency’s suggesting employers take to address this problem. . Watch out for the legal liability conundrum.

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.

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.

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.

$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.

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.

Want to End Harassment? It’s a Culture Thing (#SHRM16)

UpstartHR

In short, the EEOC said that training doesn’t reduce discrimination. The logic behind the commentary had a few holes that I want to point out really quick, but I want to spend the majority of the time today helping you to understand what actually works for eliminating harassment. Here’s the synopsis: The biggest finding of the U.S. What kind of training was used? 90% of harassment is never reported.

$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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

When one act is enough for harassment

Ohio Employer's Law

To be actionable, the offensiveness of alleged harassment needs to be either pervasive (that is, happening often) or severe (that is, shocking to the system even if observed only once). 8/24/15) [pdf] , a federal appellate discussed the difference in the context of a male employee who exposed himself to a female co-worker. The environment was objectively hostile, and Ms. Related Stories Does smoke always equal fire in harassment cases? harassment

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.

How to Create a Harassment-Free Work Environment

CultureIQ

The workforce is a diverse place—encompassing many cultures and customs, meaning that your employees may have differing views on hairy topics like sexual harassment. Employees spend a great deal of time together, and friendships and bonds are forged, both in and outside the office.

Amendments to California’s Discrimination and Harassment Regulations Take Effect April 1

HRWatchdog

The FEHA prohibits harassment and discrimination based on protected classes. The amendments to the FEHA cover a wide range of topics, including: Who a covered “employer” is under FEHA. Learn about the benefits of membership.

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. She then told the supervisor about the 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. Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment. Tips to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

2016; An Example of Need for Harassment Prevention.

Investipro

Looking back on 2016, I was saddened by the onslaught of news stories covering lawsuits and settlements related to sexual harassment and discrimination. Of course there were the big suits that received most of the media attention, Fox News, Chipotle Grill, Mc Donald’s Corp.,

Survey: Online Harassment Happens To Men and Women Equally

Evil HR Lady

The Center for Innovative Public Health Research just came out with a new report: Online Harassment, Digital Abuse and Cyberstalking in America. Here are some of their findings: 47 percent of internet users have experienced online harassment or abuse. 36 percent have experienced direct harassment , which includes being threatened. 30 percent have experienced an invasion of privacy , which includes being hacked, impersonated, or exposed online.

How to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

About Human Resources

Need to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace? You can prevent it with training, policies, investigative steps, and a positive workplace culture

Are Millennials responsible for the increase in harassment claims?

OmegaHR Solutions

Younger workers may equal more harassment in the workplace for a variety of reasons. In a report put out by the EEOC they purport that there has been an increase in harassment in the workplace and that it remains a persistent problem. Harassment is up in all areas from sexual harassment to age harassment. I will look at those reasons and see if they support my question in the title of this post. What is the common denominator?

A lesson in how NOT to respond to a harassment complaint

Ohio Employer's Law

Diana Retuerto worked in the office of Berea Moving & Storage. She claimed that the company’s owner, Willard Melton, made “verbal advances” towards her, including comments about dreams he was having about her, her physical appearance, and questions about her makeup and hair. After Retuerto reached her limit, she quit and sued for sexual harassment. Obviously, condoning acts of sexual harassment as a “mid-life crisis” is a horrible idea. harassment

EEOC: It’s time for your company to re-imagine anti-harassment training

The Employer Handbook

Welp, it looks like there’s still plenty of time for me to get my money’s worth on creepy Wikipedia stock images of sexual harassment — Thank you By Leon israel – Own work , CC BY-SA 4.0 , https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38824206. The click-bait headline, “ No Evidence That Training Prevents Harassment, Finds EEOC Task Force ,” from a recent SHRM article may be somewhat exaggerated.

[Webinar] Whew! Harassment Investigation Done – Or Is It?

HRWatchdog

You’ve worked closely with your legal department to investigate a harassment complaint, taken corrective action and disciplined the harasser. Both presenters are top experts in sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The post [Webinar] Whew!

Just because lone acts of harassment aren’t always actionable doesn’t mean you should ignore them

Ohio Employer's Law

By now, you’ve likely heard of the furor over the Confederate flag following the horrific church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. You investigate, fire the offending employee(s), and institute some serious, heavy duty anti-harassment training.