With the #MeToo movement seemingly everywhere in the news, it’s important for all employers to review their sexual harassment training practices. Maine recently amended its sexual harassment training law to impose additional requirements on employers in the state.
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 federal court in Louisiana recently addressed the legal consequences of mixing work and pleasure in a case in which a company’s HR manager alleges she felt obligated to have sex with one of her superiors.
The #MeToo movement has focused on sexual harassment in the workplace, but employers should be cognizant of another major gender issue that has been the focus of regulatory agencies in recent years—equal pay.
The #MeToo movement and the continuation of it, #TimesUp, have profound implications for employers. These movements are seeking to address the long-standing inequalities in the workplace (among other things), specifically as it pertains to sexual harassment and gender-based wage inequality and other gender-related discriminatory practices.
One of the primary concerns addressed through the #MeToo movement is that claims of sexual harassment in the workplace are often settled discreetly and without scrutiny. For years, employers have resolved sexual harassment claims with a settlement payout in exchange for a general release of the company from all liability. The terms of the settlement […]
Recently, the #MeToo movement has sparked a vital dialogue about workplace sexual harassment. If you are an employer or HR professional, you should be paying attention and thinking about what steps you should take to protect your employees and your workplace.
You may remember that Jonathan Martin, a former starting offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins, suddenly left the team during the 2013 season. He was a second-round draft pick in 2012 who played college football at Stanford. In college, he was twice selected as an All-American offensive lineman. During the 2012 season, he played at […]
The federal district court of Minnesota recently heard a case regarding sexual harassment after the breakup of a consensual sexual relationship between an employee and her supervisor. The supervisor allegedly was displeased with the breakup and was unsuccessful in restarting the relationship, and a tense work environment ensued. The court ultimately held that the allegations […]
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—recently affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss an employee’s same-sex sexual harassment claim after determining that the supervisor lacked the ability to take tangible employment action against the employee.
Verified accounts of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and political arena have spiraled out of control. Unfortunately, most of the accusations do not involve one-time events that can be chalked up to mistakes in judgment. Instead, employers and others in control took a head-in-the-sand approach, hoping the harassing behavior would magically go away on […]