The question has often been asked: What impact did the #MeToo movement have on sexual harassment in the workplace? Recent research found that while many believe there has been a positive impact, there has been some disagreement about to what degree.
Ladies and gentlemen, you are experiencing history in the making. For the first time in “EntertainHR” history, the same author is doing a post on the same episode of the same show. However, there is a slightly different issue here.
Two years ago, sexual misconduct allegations against (in)famous movie producer Harvey Weinstein were followed in quick succession by similar accusations against other high-profile men alleging acts ranging from lewd texting to forcible rape. Lurid stories of sexual harassment (or worse) in the workplace were broadcast over social media and filled the news.
Here at the HR Daily Advisor, we talk about sexual harassment quite a bit. Whether it’s training, compliance updates, or lawsuit outcomes, the issue is at the heart of what HR does. I recently learned from a firsthand account how damaging sexual harassment can be to the victim. In this case, the victim was in […]
The Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (WTA), which institutes new sexual harassment training requirements, is to take effect in January 2020.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from a hostile work environment. People use buzzwords such as “severe and pervasive” to describe hostile environment harassment, but what does that mean?
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) saw a 12% increase of sexual harassment complaints filed with them from 2017 to 2018. That represents a total of 13,055 complaints during 2018. Experts believe this increase is primarily due to the #MeToo movement. However, thanks to widespread underreporting of sexual harassment, the number of complaints represents a […]
The majority of harassment cases in the workplace actually don’t get reported and dealt with. Whether it’s sexual harassment or some other form, workplace harassment is much more pervasive than the statistics show. So, why is it that workplace harassment often goes unreported? Let’s take a look.
While the #MeToo movement has taken the United States by storm in recent years, it’s easy to forget that other countries are experiencing similar surges. Mexico is no exception. With the country’s close proximity to the United States and the existence of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), many large companies in a wide […]
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 […]