| Thursday, September 11th, 2014
We hear about violence every day. Employers are keenly aware that violence can and does permeate the workplace. We want to do everything we can to eliminate violence and keep one another safe.
| Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a topic often met with either a snicker or an eye roll—it brings to mind a culture where inappropriate jokes and gender-based comments are the norm. But the reality of sexual harassment is serious, and it happens every day in our workplaces. Often, it’s not as obvious as inappropriate jokes (but sometimes it is), and it affects employees every day.
| Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Does your organization provide anti-harassment training for employees and managers? One of the main reasons anti-harassment training is important is that employers have an obligation to provide a safe workplace—one that is free of harassment. If an employer does not take proactive steps to ensure such an environment, that employer will find it much more difficult to defend itself in a harassment claim. In fact, the lack of any preventive measures against harassment can be judged as negligence, in some cases.
| Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Supervisor training about preventing sexual and other harassment isn’t just a smart move—it’s one that’s required by law in many states. What should supervisors be taught?
| Sunday, August 11th, 2013
Employers have a duty to provide a safe workplace, free from workplace harassment. If one employee harasses another and the employer knew or should have known about it, the employer can be held liable. Employers may also be deemed vicariously liable in any case where the harasser is a supervisor.
| Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
Yesterday’s Advisor featured attorney Jonathan Segal’s suggestions for anti-harassment training; today, his 5 R’s for managers, plus an introduction to the popular 350-prewritten-policy program, SmartPolicies.
| Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
Exclusion and avoidance are actions that managers may not realize are forms of retaliation, says “recovering litigator” Jonathan A. Segal, one of SHRM’s most popular speakers.
| Monday, March 18th, 2013
Special from SHRM’s Legal and Legislative Conference
It’s true that there are no anti-bullying laws in the US, but that doesn’t mean that bullying can’t be the basis of a lawsuit, says attorney Allison West SPHR.
| Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
Yesterday’s Advisor featured attorney Jonathan Segal’s tips on harassment avoidance; today, touching and Facebook harassment, plus an introduction to the indispensible 50×50—50 Employment Laws in 50 States.
| Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
A worker calls a coworker an “F”ing moron. Is it harassment? asks attorney Jonathan Segal. It’s probably not harassment as long as the name-caller is an equal opportunity name-caller, but is it appropriate?