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.

A Clear and Present Danger: Domestic Violence in the Workplace

On Monday, November 19, emergency room doctor Tamara O’Neal was shot outside her workplace, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center on Chicago’s south side. According to sources, the shooter, Juan Lopez, was angry with her over a broken engagement, leading to yet another workplace active shooter situation. While coworkers can be the perpetrators of workplace violence, […]

How to Put an End to Workplace Bullying

Bullying comes in many forms. Traditionally, when people think of bullying, they think of a kid getting picked on by older peers on the playground or someone spreading rumors online. The reality is that 82% of bullying occurs in peer-to-peer situations, which can continue into adulthood and even into the workplace.

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 […]