Although employers may be automatically liable for supervisors or administrative personnel harassing subordinate employees under certain federal laws, they may also be held liable if another employee (even one subordinate to the harassed employee) or a third-party such as a customer or vendor harasses an employee based on their race. What Will Courts Consider When […]
One of the main reasons employers offer antiharassment training is to show they’ve taken proactive steps to avoid harassment. It is also a legal requirement in many states and jurisdictions (and strongly encouraged at the federal level by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well).
In a previous post, “Importance of Clearly Defined Job Roles,”we discussed the importance of clearly defining staff job roles. Unclear roles and responsibilities can lead to a number of potential challenges.
The coronavirus has rocked our world in just about every way imaginable. Four billion people on the planet are in some form of lockdown. Everyone is trying to adapt and make the best of a terrible situation. On the business front, entire sectors of the economy have ground to a halt, while the industries still […]
Employees’ direct supervisors and managers have a significant impact on their ability to be engaged and productive. All too often, though, these leaders are not trained and ready to manage effectively. Therefore, management training remains a critical investment area for learning and development (L&D) professionals.
The message is clear: Employers cannot treat breastfeeding mothers differently in the workplace.
Everything Sucks! is a Netflix comedy series set in the mid-1990s at Boring High School. The show follows high school freshman Luke O’Neil, his friends, and his first crush (Kate Messner) as they navigate high school in the 1990s. Over the course of the show, Luke’s mother becomes close to the high school principal (and […]
When I ask direct supervisors who their employees go to for assistance about a health condition in the workplace, they’re quick to say, “Me! My employees know they can come to me with anything.” While it may be true that direct supervisors have a good relationship with their employees, it can often be challenging or […]
A jury awarded an employee with a speech impediment $500,000 because he was harassed by a supervisor who mimicked his stutter. The central issue on appeal was whether the supervisor’s conduct was sufficiently severe or pervasive to constitute disability harassment. When does a joking atmosphere become a hostile work environment?
Performance reviews, when done correctly, can fulfill a critical role in managing employees’ performance and boosting productivity to higher levels. But more often than not, performance evaluations are viewed as a necessary evil by the managers required to complete evaluations and approached with trepidation by the employees receiving them. The problem with approaching the performance […]