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Diversity & Inclusion, Research

White men targeted by harassment more likely to report race and gender bias, survey finds

March 27, 2024

Via: HR Dive

“Of course, the takeaway is not that we should increase harassment toward white men,” Cech said in the university’s article discussing the study findings. “Rather, white men who have had the unfortunate experience of being bullied or threatened at work […]


News

Schuff Steel pays $500K to settle alleged harassment of Black and Latino workers

December 28, 2023

Via: HR Dive

Fueled by a number of factors, including a budget increase and Senate confirmation of Commissioner Kalpana Kotagal to the board restoring the agency’s Democratic majority, the EEOC is returning to a heightened level of litigation activity not seen in years, […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Reverse Bullying: When Managers Feel Intimidated by Their Subordinates

December 11, 2023

Via: SHRM

Managers have been well-trained on what discrimination, retaliation, harassment and bullying look and feel like in the workplace. But “reverse bullying” often gets short shrift, even though it is just as real. Subordinates have been known to “intimidate upward,” making […]


Research

EEOC: Trucking companies allowed harassment of mechanics over sexuality

September 20, 2023

Via: HR Dive

A trucking company allegedly tolerated harassment of — and eventually terminated — two gay mechanics at a facility in North Jackson, Ohio, over their sexual orientation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a lawsuit filed Sept. 15. The […]


Research

Can Music in the Workplace Be a Potential Liability?

August 2, 2023

Via: HR Hero

The late, great Ray Charles is credited with having said that “music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected.” Apparently, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Nevada employees) agrees with […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

The Customer Isn’t Always Right: Addressing Third-Party Discrimination

November 4, 2022

Via: HR Hero

In pursuit of customer satisfaction, employers may be inclined to take a hands-off approach when customers or other third parties exhibit discriminatory conduct towards their employees. This can be a costly mistake. Courts have repeatedly held employers responsible for the […]


News

Jury awards $250K to Sam’s Club employee who alleged retaliation for reporting harassment

October 11, 2022

Via: HR Dive

The Harris verdict illustrates the elevated risk that can exist when employee discipline is undertaken around the same time the employee engages in protected activity. In clearing the employee’s claims for trial, the court explained that a reasonable jury could […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

It’s October 3rd: How Does Your Workplace Handle Harassment & Bullying?

October 3, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The early 2000s classic Mean Girls still stands strong in today’s pop culture. In honor of a memorable scene between transfer student Cady Heron (played by Lindsey Lohan) and heartthrob Aaron Samuels (played by Jonathan Bennett), October 3rd is known […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Employers Have Flexibility with Workplace Investigations in Canada

September 12, 2022

Via: SHRM

Workplace investigations in Canada can be complex to navigate, with few rules governing the process. While some legislation addresses investigations, there is wide leeway to implement them. “In Ontario, we have the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which creates a […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Employees Need Not Contemporaneously Experience Harassment to Bring a Claim

May 18, 2022

Via: SHRM

Sexual harassment is typically thought of as unwelcome conduct directed toward or in the presence of an individual because of their sex. But what if the individual has no knowledge of the sexual harassment until years later? An employee need […]


Workplace wellness

Eden Foods exec told HR rep ‘all these girls want me,’ EEOC alleges

May 6, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Harassment is “unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy), national origin, older age (beginning at age 40), disability, or genetic information (including family medical history),” according to the EEOC, and […]


News

White House nominates Hollywood ‘inclusion rider’ co-creator to EEOC

April 11, 2022

Via: HR Dive

A glance at Kotagal’s past case work shows litigation experience in several cases involving discrimination and harassment claims. Cohen Milstein lists Kotagal as having contributed to the firm’s representation of the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the New […]


News

CVS fires regional manager, several employees over harassment allegations

March 15, 2022

Via: HRD America

CVS has fired a regional manager and several employees after harassment allegations weren’t treated seriously, according to a report from CNN. The dismissals resulted from a 2021 anonymous report the Woonsocket, RI-based company received about alleged misconduct by someone in […]


News

Worker receives $67K following manager’s alleged race harassment

January 31, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Harassment at work can violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal employment laws, according to EEOC. Harassment can be based on race, sex and a number of other factors. It’s considered unlawful when it’s […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

How Employers Can Prevent Misconduct Within a Remote Workforce

December 3, 2021

Via: HR Hero

With an estimated 36.2 million Americans working remotely by 2025, working from home has become the new norm. Although remote work has its benefits, it also diminishes open lines of communication between employers and employees, leading to issues in the […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Workplace Harassment in a Remote Office

October 18, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Bullying and harassment are often seen as relics of childhood. But for many, even years removed from the playground or locker room, bullying and harassment continue. While the behaviors associated with workplace harassment may be subtler than the torments faced […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Tips to Limit Risk of Employee Harassment by Customers

October 14, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Most employers are equipped to respond to employee allegations of harassment by coworkers or managers. There are added levels of difficulty, however, when they complain about harassment by a customer, contractor, or other visitor to the business. A federal court […]


Research

Harassment Today

October 4, 2021

Via: SHRM

Jurors and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are holding employers to higher standards in recent workplace harassment cases, according to experts speaking at the recent SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2021. And the switch to remote work doesn’t mean […]


News

NLRB Defends Ousted Home Depot Worker Who Wore ‘Black Lives Matter’ Logo

August 23, 2021

Via: SHRM

ANational Labor Relations Board (NLRB) field office issued a complaint against Home Depot asserting that the home improvement chain discriminated against a Minneapolis employee who wore a “Black Lives Matter” slogan on his apron and raised awareness about racial harassment. […]


News

Disturbing Video Shows Wendy’s Employee Being Verbally Harassed By Manager: ‘Clean, B*tch’

August 2, 2021

Via: Entrepreneur

A former Wendy’s employee is going viral after exposing a manager at the Kalamazoo, Michigan location where she works for verbally harassing her. Sophia Cargill posted a video to TikTok of her manager, Michael, berating her on the job that […]