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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

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

Why You Need To Review Your Employee Handbook

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 22, 2018 9:03:00 AM

With the rise of employee labor law claims and lawsuits an up-to-date and accurate employee handbook is not really an option. Reviewing and revising your company policies is good practice.

[This is an updated and revised version of a post from January 2015]

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Topics: HR compliance, employee lawsuits, handbook, sexual harassment, reporting time pay

Employers Need To Be Diligent In Light Of Employee Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 26, 2018 12:24:53 PM

The recent atmosphere of reporting of alleged harassment has led to a number of high-profile cases and employee lawsuits. Employers would do well to take note.

 

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Topics: employee lawsuits, discrimination, policy manuals, handbook, sexual harassment

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