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Sexual Harassment In The Workplace And Labor Law

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 1, 2019 6:45:00 PM

No one who hears or reads the news is unaware of the problem of sexual harassment. However, many businesses are not prepared for the consequences of it.

 

The bottom line is that harassment is prevalent in the workplace, including sexual harassment, and it can be costly for employers.  In 2017 alone, the U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recovered almost $71 million for victims of harassment in the workplace. Much of the fines, settlements and legal fees are paid by employers.

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Topics: labor law compliance, harassment, sexual harassment, workplace bullying, EEOC

Be Clear On Workplace Harassment

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 25, 2019 5:01:00 PM

Sexual harassment is an unfortunate reality in businesses. And employers can be liable if it happens. HR managers needs to be clear about harassment laws and policies.

 

 

[Editor's note: This post was originally published in April 2018 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.] 

Just when you thought it was safe to go to work. Based on the sheer number of complaints made and charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the workplace in America is still host to a variety of harassing behaviors.

While sexual harassment has been publicized a great deal over the last few years, it does not appear to have decreased noticeably in the American workplace. In fact, despite a heightened awareness of sexual harassment and other forms of harassment, there appears to be an actual increase in incidents. 

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

California "Worst" For Employers And Employee Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 15, 2019 3:37:36 PM

With the recent spate of new California labor laws adding to employer's bureaucratic burden, and the rise of the #MeToo-inspired lawsuits, the judicial climate for California employers is becoming increasingly oppressive. With massive jury awards being handed out regularly, it pays to be diligent with compliance.

 

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Topics: harassment, employee lawsuits, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, lawsuits

Employee Lawsuits: How To Avoid Them

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 10, 2019 8:44:00 AM

Claims against employers and employee lawsuits are on the rise. And, in some states such as California, the laws tend to favor the employees in many cases. HR and management best practices are needed to avoid and minimize the instances of costly claims and litigation.

 

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Topics: harassment, discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace bullying, lawsuits

New California Labor Laws Effective January 1, 2019

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 26, 2018 10:30:00 AM

There are several significant new labor laws that will impact most, if not all, California employers beginning January 1, 2019. For example, companies in California will need to ensure that appropriate accommodations are made available to certain employees.

 

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Topics: california labor laws, harassment, sexual harassment, lawsuits, accessibility

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