Category: Harassment

Harassment training is critical for reducing the number of victims in the workplace, and corresponding lawsuits.

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New York Employers Must Provide Sexual Harassment Training

The latest provisions for New York employers will require written policy distribution and annual training for all employees, as well as expand protections for contractors, vendors, and consultants.

Sexual Harassment Fallout—How to Respond

In the wake of the 2017 Harvey Weinstein scandal around workplace sexual harassment and assault, the nation had a major wake-up call when it comes to these serious issues. In the fallout that followed Weinstein’s downfall, accusations against powerful men in industries from entertainment to business to sports to politics have emerged. And then there’s […]

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A Changing Approach to Sexual Harassment Training

Encouraging employees to report sexual harassment is a challenge that recent developments have catapulted to the front burner. We found some good advice in the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) recently published research initiative: the SHRM Harassment-Free Workplace series. In two previous posts, we discussed two findings that seem as though they could be […]

Underreporting of Sexual Harassment—Steps to Take

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently published the results of a year-long research initiative: the SHRM Harassment-Free Workplace series. The first part of the series focused on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. In a previous post, we looked at some surprising data showing that 22 percent of non-management employee respondents […]

Raising Policy Awareness First Step for Preventing Sexual Harassment

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently published the results of its yearlong research initiative, the SHRM Harassment Free Workplace series. The first part of the series focused on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Given the number of high-profile sexual harassment incidents in the news in recent months, it’s a fitting […]

Surge in Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training–Are You Included?

Sexual harassment is certainly not a new problem, but the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment and assault scandal has rocked the nation’s consciousness of this issue in industries from entertainment to business to sports. The political environment is no different as high profile resignations or retirements by accused sexual harassers like Minnesota Senator […]

‘But I Didn’t Know It Was Harassment’ (Training Needed)

Sexual harassment has been all over the headlines in recent months. The Harvey Weinstein scandal demonstrated that abuses by powerful men against vulnerable and until-now-voiceless employees, colleagues, and acquaintances are not a thing of the past. In the aftermath of the Weinstein revelations, accusations have come out against a large number of politicians, celebrities, sports […]

Is Sexual Harassment Training Now Too Subtle?

Sexual harassment scandals have rocked a number of industries in recent months, from media and sports to business and politics. This has led to a renewed focus on sexual harassment training in the workplace. Employees need to know what types of behavior are acceptable and what is considered inappropriate and may violate company policies or […]

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Age Discrimination Training: Often Forgotten, Always a Threat

When we think of discrimination in the workplace, our minds may go first to sexual harassment—a subject that has been making headlines for several months following a storm of high-profile scandals in industries from the media to government—or to discrimination based on race—which has a long and well-studied history in the United States. What we […]