What happens when an industry has a culture of ignoring sexual harassment? The sexual harassment scandals rocking Hollywood paint a vivid picture.
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.
Some see Harvey Weinstein’s ousting from a popular position in public opinion as a watershed moment for fighting sexual harassment. Here at the HR Daily Advisor we are no strangers to accounts like those of victims that have swept the presses recently. Indeed, sexual harassment is at least as old as Hollywood itself – but […]
As valuable as email, texting, and social media are to employers, their use doesn’t come without risk for employers.
With workplace harassment claims on the rise, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently recommended practical steps and policies to help employers reduce the number of charges filed. Harassment claims constitute approximately one-third of all charges filed with the EEOC in recent years and can take a devastating toll on employers.
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. The outcome of the case also shows that while you may not be able to prevent all inappropriate behavior by your supervisors, how you respond to […]
Have you heard the term “sex stereotyping”? Do you know what it means in reference to workplace behaviors?
When we reported last year about the ouster of recently deceased Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, we noted that Ailes’ repeated pattern of “couch casting” didn’t occur in a vacuum; rather, it sent a message throughout the organization that sexually harassing behavior was condoned at the highest level. We noted that it would take more to […]
On May 2, 2017, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released its Workplace Harassment Guide, which advises employers how to develop an effective antiharassment program, respond to and investigate claims of harassment, and take appropriate remedial actions. The guide, found here, follows up on regulations the Fair Employment and Housing Council enacted […]
Over the past 20 years I have helped employers, unions, and workers to prevent, detect, and eliminate workplace bullying and harassment. Over that course of time, I have come across a number of critical mistakes that employers should avoid.
Sealy of Minnesota will pay $175,000 to resolve claims that it ignored severe racial harassment at a manufacturing plant in St. Paul, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).