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.

EEOC Sees Uptick in Sexual Harassment Charges, Lawsuits Filed in 2018

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new report on sexual harassment data for fiscal year (FY) 2018 shows a more than 50 percent increase in sexual harassment lawsuits filed by the agency and a more than 12 percent increase in the number of charges it received over FY 2017.

Final Guidance Documents for New York’s Sexual Harassment Training

On October 1, 2018, New York state updated the sexual harassment prevention guidance and model documents it has made available online. The state had issued draft documents in August and had requested public comments. Here are some of the key differences in the final documents:

The Key to Combating Bullying Is Accountability

In part 1 of this article we began to explore what Catherine Mattice, a consultant, coach, and trainer had to offer about workplace bullying, including its similarity to harassment and the differences under the law. Today we’ll look at the importance of accountability as well as some methods for preventing bullying.

Is Workplace Bullying Just Legal Harassment?

I recently sat down with Catherine Mattice, a consultant, coach, and trainer, to discuss the nature of workplace bullying. Research varies on how many people experience bullying, but they agree that the problem is widespread, destructive and, with the help of people like Mattice, solvable.

These 6 Steps Companies Should Take to Adapt in the #MeToo Era

The #MeToo movement has empowered women and men to speak out about their personal experiences with sexual harassment in and around the workplace. People may choose to speak out in various ways—for example, by reporting a formal complaint to their employer, sharing their allegations on social media, or making other public disclosures. The discussions—and sometimes […]

Fire Department Still Has to Pay $545K in Front-Pay

Sticks and stones may break some bones, but harassment can hurt forever.” So begins the appellate opinion of Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson in Franchina v. City of Providence. In elegant though shocking prose, the judge recounts the trial court’s disturbing findings regarding the harassing conduct the employee in this case was subjected to during her […]