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.

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Equal Pay: #Metoo Is Not Just About Sexual Harassment

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.

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#TimesUp: What this Movement Means for Employers

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.

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TCJA Creates Catch-22 for Sexual Harassment Settlements

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 […]

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Preventing ‘We Do’ from Becoming #Metoo

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.

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Courts Uphold Dismissal of Fired NFL Coach’s Defamation Claims

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 […]

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Office Romances: Fallout from Breakup Can Cause Headaches Down the Road

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 […]

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Supervisory Status Key in Assessing Liability in Sexual Harassment Cases

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.

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Sexual Harassment: Lessons for Employers Following Recent Decisions

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 […]

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