Category: Harassment

When it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, you can’t be too careful. HR Daily Advisor gives you background on the federal and state guidelines and essential elements of an anti-harassment policy and program. Get analysis, news, training tips for managers and employees, and more.

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

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.

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How Can HR Combat Workplace Bullying?

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.

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EEOC Seeks Input on Harassment Guidance

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed new antiharassment guidance January 10 and is seeking input from the public. It will accept comments until February 9.

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Harassment Cases: High Profile or Not, a Volatile Thicket

By Jeffrey M. Larroca, member of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC Perhaps one of the most powerful men in media, former Fox News Chair Roger Ailes, recently departed the network after a lawsuit was filed that included allegations he made sexual advances towards former FOX News host Gretchen Carlson, called her a “man hater,” […]

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Sexting at Work

As technology advances, employers and employees alike are finding an increasingly blurred line between work life and home life. This often means that work time spills into personal time and vice versa. Nowhere is this more prevalent than the fact that many employees use the same phones both at work and at home—raising a whole […]

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Avoiding Language Discrimination in the Workplace

Have you heard of language discrimination? If not, you’re not alone; it’s not a commonly-discussed form of discrimination, but it’s important nonetheless because it relates directly to national origin discrimination—which most of us know to be illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In fact, “linguistic characteristics” is specifically noted as […]

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What is the E-RACE Initiative?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race and color (among other things), but complaints of discrimination are on the rise, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been taking action to track the root causes of this discrimination and has begun to do more about it. Back in 2008, […]

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What is National Origin Discrimination?

According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, national origin discrimination includes any discrimination based on  the person’s place of birth, cultural heritage, accent, or native language. Title VII also offers protection from harassment based on national origin.

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