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 — 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.

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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?

$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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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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.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

Mentor Sued for Sexual Harassment Points to Lack of Training as Excuse

HR Daily Advisor

A male scientist allegedly expressed his interest in having a sexual relationship with a female graduate student on numerous occasions while mentoring her on remote research excursions deep in the woods of Alaska. The research project was a joint collaboration between the U.S.

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.

The day hugging died: Ruling says it’s time for a new office policy

HR Morning

And now it has arrived: the day when hugging in the workplace dies. . With a new ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, it appears we’ve reached the point in our history when employers must ban hugging from any and all work-related functions.

3 Reasons to Offer Preventing Sexual Harassment Training Now

Acacia HR Solutions

If we look at the way things were even 15 years ago, we like to say that we have advanced ten fold. We like to think that we are an evolving people. And in a lot of ways we have. And yet, in others we are still not where we should be. Like with diversity. Human Resources Small Business HR

What the heck is vicarious liability and why should you care?

OmegaHR Solutions

Many of us are probably aware of the meaning of vicarious, especially as it applies to pleasure. Watching TV or reading a book allows us to vicariously enjoy or experience what the characters are doing, but how does that relate to the term liability?

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.

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.

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.

This sad, sobering video is a reminder that your company still employs knuckledraggers #MoreThanMean

The Employer Handbook

That’s the segment where celebrities stand in front of the camera with smartphone in hand awkwardly reading the snippets of vitriol that Twitters users can spew about them in 140 characters or less. The celebrities have a good sense of humor about it.

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.

What Other Employers Can Learn From Uber: Recognizing and Combating Sexism in the Workplace

Compensation Today

Last month, a former Uber employee recounted her “ very, very strange year ” at the organization as a female engineer. Her account is a story of sexism, sexual harassment and HR violations that left many asking, “Are you kidding me?!”. You can do the same.

Don’t be a dupe for someone else’s ill will

OmegaHR Solutions

Don’t be the HR cat! I have run across the term “cat’s paw” several times in the past, including just recently. It tells the story of a cat that was convinced to pull chestnuts out of a fire by a monkey supposedly to share, however the cat never got its share.

New Year’s Resolution for 2017: Stay classy at The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Today, let’s talk about the employee who claimed sexual harassment because her male co-worker constantly stared at her with an erection — which she subsequently photographed and showed to other co-workers, and all of that morphed into a retaliation claim.

Can Sexual-Harassment Training Backfire?

HRE's The Leader Board

An article in the British newspaper The Guardian has sparked new debate in HR circles over whether sexual-harassment training can cause more harm than good. Some of the research pointing in this direction is more than a decade old.

Job blackmail is not the quickest way to a girl’s heart

OmegaHR Solutions

Sexual harassment is not the best way to get a girlfriend. Over the history of mankind men have tried multiple ways to woe women. Using the “power and position” ploy often does not work and as you might suspect the worker refused his advances. The Settlement.

$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.

Trailblazing federal court flatly rejects one free tea-bagging at work

The Employer Handbook

Yes, the next 1000+ words will either be my G.O.A.T. What is this tea-bagging of which he speaks and what does it have to do with the workplace? Last chance to escape the gravitational pull of this vortex]. Capital District Transportation Authority (opinion here ), “tea-bagging” is “a hazing act–indeed a form of sexual assault–during which the victim is pinned down on the floor by several people while another person rubs his genitalia in the victim’s face.”

Training: Cornerstone of a Successful Workplace

Asure Software

Training can be a tedious task for employees and employers, but there’s nothing more vital to a company’s success. Training educates workers on new technology and legal requirements, promotes health and safety, and gives employees opportunities to grow and develop in their careers.

The Real Value of an Employee Development and Training Strategy

Visibility Software HR

The Real Value of an Employee Development and Training Strategy. Many of these organizations track the training they do provide in spreadsheets or even with paper files. For example: The Cheesecake Factory invests an average of $2000 annually per employee on training.