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.
Tag: Sexual Harassment
A recent report has highlighted large differences between how U.S. and European organizations handle important issues like sexual harassment training, pay equity, and mental health efforts. Here, we will explore why these differences exist and what they mean.
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.
When it comes to sexual harassment training, whether you succeed has a lot to do with how you look at it. If you are just trying to be compliant with employment laws, then it might seem simple. If you are actually trying to create a culture that prevents sexual harassment from happening in the first […]
Despite years of training across organizations in the United States, including a growing list of states where such training is mandated by law, sexual harassment still exists. The rise of the #MeToo movement has accentuated this exact problem: Sexual harassment is still rampant in the face of widespread training.
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 […]
This September will mark the 25th anniversary of the premier of Friends. It is hard to believe that it has been 25 years since we all pulled up a couch to relax at Central Perk and watch Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler, and Joey navigate their 20s in New York City. For this “episode” of […]
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.
An employee’s claims of sexual harassment and assault can often create an emotional litigation environment. Coworkers and supervisors become entangled in the case as witnesses, or victims, or alleged attackers, and relationships and alliances become confusing. Whose side is the employer on, and which employees speak for the employer?