Holiday Parties and Harassment

HR Counselor's Corner

It’s that time of the year again when companies are throwing holiday parties to thank their employees and celebrate the season! But with holiday parties come the potential for a few legal pitfalls for employers. Ditch the open bar! Encourage spouses to attend.

Live, In-Person Option for Harassment Prevention Training

HRWatchdog

Meet our California harassment prevention experts, Jennifer Shaw and Erika Frank. We all think we know what California law considers sexual harassment in the workplace — or do we? The training is ideal for California supervisors, HR managers and business owners.”.

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EEOC Busy: Focus on Sexual Harassment

HRWatchdog

The EEOC continues to collect money from employers in lawsuits and settlements for sexual harassment. The U.S. The case alleged that the employer conducted employment testing, including strength testing, for certain positions that unfairly discriminated against female workers.

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.

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.

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.

“Harassment is Not Just that Nasty Comment”

AbelHR

Typically, when we think about harassment in the workplace, we think about someone making a remark that someone else interprets as being offensive. As we noted in our blog post a few weeks ago, harassment is a bit subjective by nature. However, the fun doesn’t stop there.

Webinar Every California Employer Should Attend

HRWatchdog

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits discrimination and harassment based on protected classes. The law protects employees and job applicants from bias. Employers need to know the common traps so that they can stay clear of them down the road.”.

[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. Time: 10 a.m. –

Sexual Harassment: No Surprises in Harvey Weinstein Affair

HR Daily Advisor

The public is currently fixated on our business, sexual harassment in employment. Taking center stage is Harvey Weinstein, whose case is straightforward quid pro quo sexual harassment—a powerful employer expecting sex from women he promises to promote.

China: Employers Urged to Review Policies Against Sexual Harassment

Global People Strategist

The anti-sexual harassment movement, commonly referred to on social media as the #MeToo movement, continues to gain momentum as it sweeps the world. The Jiangsu Province recently issued special regulations on the labor protection of female employees.

Join me on Friday (4/17) at noon EDT for the COVID-19 online Jeopardy-style quiz game for HR

The Employer Handbook

Have you enjoyed our Friday live online video chats? Amy was my special surprise guest on last Friday’s Facebook Live over at The Employer Handbook Facebook page. You can watch a recording of the Facebook Live event here on Facebook.

China: Employers Urged to Review Policies Against Sexual Harassment

Global People Strategist

The anti-sexual harassment movement, commonly referred to on social media as the #MeToo movement, continues to gain momentum as it sweeps the world. The Jiangsu Province recently issued special regulations on the labor protection of female employees.

coworkers say we shouldn’t attend a work party, I feel insulted by my new job, and more

Ask a Manager

My coworkers say we shouldn’t attend the work party we were invited to. My department’s practice group leader (PGL, the head of a certain practice in a firm) is hosting a year-end party for our department at his home, which is out of the way for the administrative staff, though most of the attorneys live on the same block. I have learned that none of the staff have ever attended any of the PGL’s parties despite annual invites.

8 Reasons to Attend WorkHuman 2018

WorkHuman

With more speakers, content tracks, and breakout activities, the power of WorkHuman will continue to galvanize leaders in 2018, and harness the transformative power of people for the next generation of HR. Eight content tracks covering the latest megatrends.

There’s No Place in the Workplace for Discrimination and Harassment

HRWatchdog

Did you know that retaliation, disability and sex discrimination/harassment comprised more than half of the 65,388 employment complaints filed in California in 2014? Source: “Report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee,” California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, March 2015). But why wait until you’re the target of a lawsuit? On July 16, CalChamber’s live webinar lays out the framework. Time: 10 a.m. – Can’t attend?

Can an employer require proof of religion for time off requests?

Stratus

Background scenario: George requested time off but was denied by his manager due to scheduling demands. Shortly afterwards, George explained to his manager that he intended to be part of a religious celebration that day, and that denying him time off would be religious discrimination.

Your HR Recommendations Being Dismissed? Helpful Tips on What to Do

HRWatchdog

Human resources professionals often have some of the most difficult conversations in the workplace. Whether they need to mediate workplace conflict or craft policies that comply with state and federal laws, the advice HR professionals provide can be an invaluable asset to businesses.

7 Ways HR Help Stop Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Empxtrack

The #MeToo movement has shone a light on the prevalence of sexual harassment in modern life. While only a few companies have a Weinstein or a Cosby, unfortunately, too many companies in the past let minor harassment go ignored. Go Beyond Training.

Harassment training is about creating a culture, not checking a box

Ohio Employer's Law

Bloomberg reports that demand for anti-harassment training videos has surged in the #MeToo era. Here’s the problem, however. The Bloomberg article talks about training videos , the absolute worst kind of training. Anti-harassment training is all about creating an anti-harassment culture in your workplace—about employees understanding what harassment is, how to complain about it, and that your company does not ever accept it.

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There’s No Place in the Workplace for Discrimination and Harassment

HRWatchdog

Did you know that retaliation, disability and sex discrimination/harassment comprised more than half of the 65,388 employment complaints filed in California in 2014? Source: “Report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee,” California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, March 2015). But why wait until you’re the target of a lawsuit? On July 16, CalChamber’s live webinar lays out the framework. Time: 10 a.m. – Can’t attend?

The #1 Way Small and Medium Businesses Save Time

Synergy

Think back to some of the most time-consuming activities you’ve undertaken for your business. It’s common for SMB leaders to take on the mountain of HR tasks that are required for smooth operations, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way. Training.

That EEO-1 you just filed will look a lot different next time. Oh, good…

The Employer Handbook

I’ve got to be on my game at the SHRM Lehigh Valley Annual Conference. I’m presenting 5, yes five , sessions over the next two days. If you are in Bethlehem, PA for the conference, please check out the schedule , enjoy a sesh with me, or just stop by and say hello.

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. Over time, these advances escalated to professions of love, statements about his constant need for sex, and whispers in her ear that he could not stop thinking about her. harassment

That EEO-1 you just filed will look a lot different next time. Oh, good…

The Employer Handbook

I’ve got to be on my game at the SHRM Lehigh Valley Annual Conference. I’m presenting 5, yes five , sessions over the next two days. If you are in Bethlehem, PA for the conference, please check out the schedule , enjoy a sesh with me, or just stop by and say hello.

How Can HR Combat Workplace Bullying?

HR Daily Advisor

Dealing with a bully, whether on the playground or the workplace, can be a traumatic, not to mention energy-sapping, experience. When a bully is present, everyone stays on edge, never knowing when—or who—the bully will strike next. Learn more! The Workaholic.

What is Absence Management and How Do Companies Approach It?

Mitrefinch

A key issue faced by employers is how to deal with absence management in the workplace. This means finding a way to institute a comprehensive absence management policy that maximizes the days that employees come to work and minimizes the number of days they are absent. Today we’ll examine some of the reasons for absenteeism , the costs associated with lost productivity, and how a sound absence management policy can boost morale and reduce absenteeism rates in the workplace.

The other side of the coin on the appropriate response to harassment

Ohio Employer's Law

Last week I discussed the importance of a timely and effective remedial response by an employer to an employee’s harassment complaint. The allegations of sexual harassment in Ellis v. While those allegations are bad, the company’s response was even worse.

Should an Office Romance Be Allowed at Work?

Stratus

Since they’re probably already happening, a better strategy is to be aware of the dangers and to have a plan in your back pocket of how to cautiously handle any workplace love connections. Although they make work much more exciting for the couple involved, office romances provide a number of workplace issues. Include this as part of your employee handbook that employees must sign when first hired, and review it during your annual anti-harassment training.

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4 key steps to maintaining HR compliance

HRExecutive

Furthermore, the perils of noncompliance are fierce: fines, penalties, potential class-action lawsuits—not to mention the hit to your company’s reputation. For example, while the federal minimum wage remains unchanged, 21 states raised their minimum wage on Jan.

The Best LMS Features that make Paradiso LMS Stand at the Top of the Competition

PSB

While selecting an LMS , the most important aspect every user will pay attention to is the features it offers. These features are the core components of the system. The rest of them are looking for those best LMS features that their LMS is currently not providing.

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Harvey Weinstein Affair Offers Few Surprises

HR Daily Advisor

What happens when an industry has a culture of ignoring sexual harassment? The sexual harassment scandals rocking Hollywood paint a vivid picture. The public is currently fixated on our business, sexual harassment in employment. Is that news in the film industry?

Use your LMS to automate onboarding

SkyPrep

It takes a significant amount of time and money to hire new workers. According to one report , the average U.S. According to an analysis by GlassDoor , just the paperwork and administrative parts of onboarding can be costly. Eliminate Time Constraints. Customize Learning.

And another thing…Her too

hrpockets

Another thing that unexpectedly took up a lot of brain space for me in 2018 goes all the way back to a conversation that started in 2015. For several years now I’ve been part of the SHRM Blog team that gets a pass to conference each year in exchange for writing about the event. Even though this was my third time being at annual conference, I still didn’t know a lot of the group and I kind of stuck to myself at these events and a handful of familiar faces.

The Impact of Absenteeism in the Workplace

Astron Solutions

However, unscheduled absences from work can be detrimental to the work environment. Although there are legitimate reasons when an employee may need to an unscheduled day off work, there’re also instances where these absences are intentional and habitual.

Fired Learning Consultant with Performance Problems Points to Racial Bias

HR Daily Advisor

A recent case highlights the importance of making sure that supervisors and managers are properly trained on documenting performance problems and personnel decisions. Seeking a promotion, he applied for three internal learning solutions consultant (LSC) positions.

How many of you would risk the retaliation claim here? (I would)

The Employer Handbook

One of your employees just complained about discrimination in the workplace. A few days or weeks later, s/he violates your work rules and you have clear grounds to fire the employee. Do you fire the employee and risk the retaliation claim?

What I learned on my summer vacation

Ohio Employer's Law

We also learned one valuable HR lesson. When comparing the cost of a hotel in Los Angeles to renting an apartment for five nights (coupled with the ability to eat a meal or two in instead of dining out three times a day) it seemed like a no-brainer.

Religious Discrimination Hazards on the Rise

HR Daily Advisor

There’s little case law on the subject and religious-based complaints rank low in the government’s charge statistics. But recent trends call for a renewed look at the issues surrounding religion in the workplace, one expert says. The same goes for paid-time-off days.

5 Common Misnomers Re: Employer Retaliation

Investipro

We all know that the laws enforced by the U.S. ” But there is still a lot of misunderstanding about the extent of the definition of retaliation. The following are the 5 most common misunderstandings to watch out for: It’s not retaliation if the employee quits.