On June 18, Connecticut’s governor signed a law ratcheting up the state’s mandated sexual harassment compliance training requirement. Surprisingly, only four other states – California, Delaware, Maine, and New York – had state requirements for such instruction. New York City has even more stringent requirements than those imposed through Albany. If such states as Illinois,...
Scenario 1: Breakroom Chat Three colleagues are in the kitchen during their lunch break. Two are engaged in private conversation, although they are speaking quite loudly. Marie asks Claire why it is so hard to find someone to date. She makes reference to behaviors in which she has engaged in the past—in vivid detail—and her...
The first step to preventing harassment in the workplace is knowing how to recognize it when it occurs. This guide will help employees recognize the signs of harassment in the workplace, and understand that harassment is always unacceptable. Let’s start with the basics. Harassment is any unwelcome conduct received in the workplace that is based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, or disability.
Sexual Harassment prevention training isn’t new to employers in California, but the number of employers and employees impacted by such training initiatives has grown. Shortly after New York passed legislation requiring that all employees receive annual sexual harassment prevention training, California set about expanding on the previous requirements set forth by AB1825. Is Your Company Impacted by SB1343? Previously, with AB1825, employers with at
It seems like a new sexual harassment scandal hits the news every day now. We see the moral high ground crumble beneath CEOs, high-profile politicians, and Hollywood icons on a regular basis. At the same time, we get a sense of the entrenchment and persistence of harassment via the #metoo movement. According to a survey released in 2017 by the American Management Association (AMA), more than 90% of participating organizations have a sexual harassment policy in place.
The recent #MeToo and “Time’s Up” movements have had a profound effect on American society, and the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace and how to prevent it, has become a prevalent issue for legislators and employers alike.
Workplace Harassment Training Reduces Risk and Increases Productivity Workplace harassment comes in many different forms. Most managers instantly think of sexual harassment when workplace harassment is being discussed because it is the most common, or the most well-known, discussed form. The reality is there are other types of harassment that also have to be addressed to reduce risky behaviors that can open up the larger organization to liability. Reducing risk and improving the workplace environment all comes down to one thing; training.