Touches on the shoulder, staring, offensive remarks, and overly personal questions in the break room. Yes, those in-person situations are not with us when we work remotely, but watch out. An evolving workplace environment presents a heightened set of issues. And every company needs to be prepared.
Tag: Sexual Harassment
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.
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 […]