Sexual Harassment: HR Needs Help

HRE's The Leader Board

Picture this: The company you work for is flourishing. The newest addition to the executive team, John, the CFO, has a great vision for the company and is an easygoing, thoughtful guy to boot. Now there are numerous vacancies from women who have left the company.

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.

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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. After all, harassment can’t occur if men and women are never alone together, right?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

$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.

Five steps to investigating sexual harassment allegations effectively and sensitively

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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.

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.

$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? Sexual harassment charges still make up 17 percent of all charges received by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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.

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.

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.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Mercer

Sexual harassment issues are still possible even though you understand the regulation and provide training. The post Sexual Harassment in the Workplace appeared first on Mercer PeoplePro Blog. See how to avoid costly violations.

Ep 100 – Frank Discussions About Sexual Harassment at Work & the Election

Workology

The Internet exploded last week on the topic of sexual misconduct and harassment for Republican Presidential Nominee, Donald Trump. According to a 2008 study by the Association of Women in Action, 54% of the respondents reported to have experienced some form of workplace sexual harassment. Episode 100: How Prevalent is Sexual Harassment at Work & What We Can Do About It? Quid pro quo is often sexual in nature.

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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

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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Sexual harassment issues are still possible even though you understand the regulation and provide training. The post Sexual Harassment in the Workplace appeared first on Mercer PeoplePro Blog. HR Strategy & Talent Management emerging business entrepreneur entrepreneurs HR human resources SBA SCORE sexual harrassment SHRM small business small business administration small business advice small business incubators start ups

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. The lesson learned in this example.

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.

Sexual Harassment; the silent epidemic.

Investipro

With as often as you hear of new sexual harassment cases in the news, you may wonder why I refer to Sexual Harassment as the silent epidemic. The statistics provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prove that fact.

Court stymies employer’s try for plaintiff’s social media passwords in sexual harassment case. But, it did get…

The Employer Handbook

I imagine that, among the reasons that victims fear complaining about sexual harassment, is that spotlight may shine a little too brightly on them. For example, when a plaintiff in a Title VII case claims emotional distress from sexual harassment, the source(s) of that pain will be under the microscope. Questioning on this issue could spill into the plaintiff’s social media activities. Sexual Harassment Social Media and the Workplace

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Strategies

HR C-Suite

Although workplace equality has come leaps and bounds in the last few decades, sexual harassment is still a very serious issue. Featured Productivity healthy workplace cultures sexual harassment sexual harassment prevention

Want to keep settled sexual harassment claims confidential? It may cost you tax dollars.

The Employer Handbook

Last week, I wrote here about proposed legislation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that would outlaw confidential settlements of sexual harassment claims. Now, the feds are getting into the act. The latest word is that he will not resign.

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.

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.

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.

Court politely tells union where to stick its request to reinstate a member accused of sexual harassment.

The Employer Handbook

A local Philadelphia-area school district employed a teacher/union advocate for about 10 years until it ended his employment on the grounds that he was creating a hostile work environment for his fellow teachers and making lewd and suggestive statements to students. So, the District appealed.

I filed a complaint, yet more women were sexually harassed by the same employee. What now?

Workplace Coach

Although I disguised some of the facts to protect myself, it was clear to me and perhaps to others that it involved a senior manager in my company. After it published, I learned two former employees of my current employer had written similar stories about the same man. I can’t tell you how mad I am, not just at the man but at my company. When I went to HR last fall, I was told my company took the situation seriously and would investigate my allegations.

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.

Sexual harassment suits net nearly $600k in penalties

HR Morning

It’s said death and taxes are the two inevitable factors in our lives, but we’ve got an additional nominee: sexual harassment in the workplace. EEOC filed the lawsuit in U.S. reporting future complaints of sexual harassment to EEOC for three years.

Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

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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.

#WorkTrends Preview: Workplace Sexual Harassment Via Chat Apps

TalentCulture

It’s 2017 and sexual harassment is still a problem in the workplace. So what can brands do to keep on communications on the cutting-edge and protect its employees from being exploited? Workplace Sexual Harassment Via Chat Apps.

Did you know that hugging in the workplace is sexual harassment? It is according to the 9th Circuit.

OmegaHR Solutions

Not everyone is comfortable with closeness and can perceive it as harassment. I had to chuckle a bit when I read this story on hugging being declared sexual harassment. Declaring hugging as wrong just goes against the image of the west coast, yet declare it they did.

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The Employer Handbook

Another one bites the dust. Just minutes before the Today Show went live yesterday on NBC, network chairman Andy Lack released a statement saying that a colleague had come forward reporting “inappropriate sexual behavior” from host Matt Lauer.

employees sleeping at work during snow storm, recruiter sexually harassed me on a phone interview, and more

Ask a Manager

Whenever there is a snowstorm, the lab stays open and employees are expected to come to work unless they can make other arrangements with their supervisors, such as time off or reorganized schedules. Many of the employees have long commutes and families. The company has the policy that in case of a snow storm, the employees can obtain cots and toiletry kits from the security department and sleep in offices and conference rooms.

Essential Facts to Know Regarding Sexual Harassment Training

UpstartHR

With the current discussion surrounding sexual harassment and sexual allegations, it’s more important than ever for HR professionals to cover all the bases when it comes to compliance training. Even though behavior that might be considered sexual harassment might seem rather obvious in this day and age, it’s often more nuanced than most employees might consider. More Males Report Sexual Harassment Than Females. Sexual banter.

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.