Tag: Supreme Court

harassment

Training to Prevent Sexual Harassment Suits

A substitute school custodian said she was pressured to have sex with a foreman in exchange for more hours and then retaliated against for refusing his advances and lodging a sexual harassment complaint. This case demonstrates the importance of training employees and supervisors on sexual harassment prevention and on protocols for reporting harassment.

Do Your Holiday Decorations Suggest Religious Preference?

It’s nearing the time of year when workplaces become more festive. Perhaps your office plans to decorate a Christmas tree, as it does every year. Maybe all your employees celebrate Christmas, so it has never occurred to you that you may, inadvertently, be sending a message about your workplace to others, including job candidates.

Should Your Harassment Training Address Sexual Orientation?

In light of a recent federal appeals court ruling, the short answer is, yes. On April 4, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, concluded that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation.

tips

Employers Ask Supreme Court to Rule on Tip Policies

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon decide whether employers can collect workers’ tips and redistribute them to nontipped employees. Federal regulations currently prohibit this practice but industry groups say the Obama administration overstepped its authority with that rule.