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.

You’ve Been Charged With Discrimination! Now What?

If an EEOC “Notice of Charge of Discrimination” lands on your desk, don’t panic. Here’s what you should do. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday we celebrate today, devoted his life to fighting discrimination. He likely would have been proud to see what has been achieved, often in his name … the creation of […]

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15-Year Sexual Harassment Report Card Brings Good News and Bad News for Employers

Lawsuits are down, but judgments are up, and training remains the answer October 2006 marks 15 years since the term “sexual harassment” entered the American lexicon in a big way. Americans came to know it through the testimony of Anita Hill, as she complained about alleged unwelcome advances from her ex-boss, now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence […]

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Sexual Harassment: It Also Damages the Team

A new study shows what effect sexual harassment has on workplace teams. In a word: Conflict If you need another reason to quell sexual harassment in your workplace, beyond a potentially monster lawsuit, Jana L. Rever and Michele J. Gelfand have it for you. Rever and Gelfand, both associated with university business schools, conducted a […]

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Workplace Discrimination: An Effective Way to Prevent It

With terrorism has come increasing discrimination. Here’s a way to prevent it in your workplace. Since the horrors of five Septembers ago, Americans have lived in a charged atmosphere about race and religion. Despite long-standing ideals of tolerance, the actions of a violent few are often blamed on all the members of certain races or […]

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Harassment: 8 Elements Your Policy Must Have

Your sexual harassment at work policy needs to be clear and complete, but the policy must then be followed by a strong and active training program. Ever since the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission began its emphasis on ending sexual harassment at work, this issue has been one of the most difficult to police. A sexual […]

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8 elements your sexual harassment policy must have… and why just having a strong policy isn’t enough

Sexual harassment policies need to be clear and complete, but the policy must then be followed by a strong and active training program. Ever since the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission began its emphasis on ending sexual harassment, this workplace issue has been one of the most difficult to police. When does “kidding around” become harassment? […]

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