Tag: Harassment

Harassment

Examples of Hostile Work Environment

It should go without saying that most employers want to create an environment free from all types of harassment. Not only do they not want to be held liable for such behavior, it’s also simply the right thing to do. That said, fostering a workplace culture that allows harassing behaviors may happen more often than […]

Have a Plan to Address the Recognized Hazards of Workplace Violence

An unfortunate emerging issue for employers is the rise of workplace shootings. Even courts and judges have taken note in their judicial opinions that workplace violence is increasing. Of course, employees may be exposed to different degrees of violence at work. Workplace shootings are on the extreme end of the spectrum.

Owner’s Alleged Harassment is Tough Pill for Pharmacy to Swallow

Individuals who claim to have experienced sexual harassment typically file claims under Title VII and any state-specific acts that might apply such as the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA). But those aren’t the only potential legal claims an individual can level against an employer (or former employer). In some instances, the alleged conduct supporting a […]

What Is GENDA?

First introduced 16 years ago in 2003, GENDA is short for Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act—a new law in the state of New York, which finally passed in January of 2019. In short, this act formally includes gender identity and gender expression as protected classes, protecting them from discrimination and harassment. This means it’s officially illegal […]