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Be Clear On Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 19, 2018 4:01:48 PM

In California, if an employee claims to feel uncomfortable, afraid or in some way bullied or coerced, they can claim to have been sexually harassed. The problem for employers and managers is that the behavior is sometimes unintentional or hard to classify, which can still cause problems.

Harassment of all types are rightfully unlawful and unwanted in any workplace. However, the reality of working with other people is that undesirable and even unlawful behavior occurs. When it is done out of ignorance of the law and workplace policies, the matter can usually be resolved without legal action.

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Topics: HR management practices, harassment, employee lawsuits, sexual harassment, workforce management

Being Prepared For Employee Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 8, 2018 3:25:49 PM

No business owner wants to be subject to an employee lawsuit, but the odds are good that any business will be at some point. The question for HR management is whether the organization is prepared when it does happen.

There are two major aspects that need to be addressed when it comes to employee lawsuits. These are prevention and preparation. Building a culture and management structure that minimizes the prospect of employee claims is an ongoing effort. Preparation is largely an HR task that can be integrated into standard management practices.

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Topics: HR best practices, HR compliance, harassment, discrimination, workforce management

Sexual Harassment And California Employers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 8, 2018 9:10:00 AM

Sexual harassment is an unfortunate reality in the American workplace. While the perpetrators often go unpunished, employers must understand that they, too, are liable when incidents occur and are reported.

Simply having a policy in place, or making public statements denouncing harassing behavior will not suffice in the instance of a legal complaint. According to the compliance firm, Atlantic Training

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Topics: california labor laws, harassment, employee lawsuits, discrimination, sexual harassment

Be Clear On Workplace Harassment

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 25, 2018 8:40:00 AM

Workplace harassment of various kinds is an unfortunate reality in businesses. And employers are subject to liabilities when it occurs. HR managers needs to be clear about harassment laws and policies.

Despite the recent news stories about the subject, harassment of various types does not appear to have decreased noticeably in the American workplace. In fact, current statistics reflect either a heightened awareness of harassment, or an actual increase in incidents. Either way, the numbers are too high.

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Topics: HR best practices, labor law compliance, harassment, sexual harassment, privacy issues

HR Management Best Practices For Harassment Policies

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 28, 2017 9:35:00 AM

It is an unfortunate fact of business life that harassment of various kinds continues to occur. But businesses and their HR management can help eliminate it. 

 

Even with the increased efforts at awareness harassment has not appeared to decrease significantly in the American workplace. Whether the current statistics simply reflect this heightened awareness or an actual increase in incidents, the numbers are large.

And the recent events involving entertainment and political figures accused of harassment and assault has brought the issue to the forefront of public scrutiny.

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Topics: policies and procedures, harassment, discrimination, training, sexual harassment

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