Sexual harassment by a nonemployee confirmed by a Federal court

When I train about sexual harassment or discuss it in a class, one area I mention is that companies can be liable for harassment from a nonemployee. The example I give most often is a delivery person who “flirts” with the receptionist that is receiving the packages. That is not a difficult example to understand …

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What do harassment, Valentine's Day and HR have to do with each other?

This post is not exactly about Valentine’s Day, nor is it specifically about harassment, as you will discover as you read further. It is more about the profession of HR. This post is a repeat of one I wrote last year at this time. However, today is a good time to be aware, especially in …

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Turn your hood around; you might be able to see your mistake.

I occasionally report on Stupid HR situations. The EEOC told the story of one such situation, in a recent press release titled Downhole Technology to Pay $120,000 To Settle EEOC Suit for Race-Based Harassment and Retaliation. The company reaction to an employee’s claim qualifies as “stupid HR” in my opinion. Not a joke If you …

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Three great blog posts to read on Tuesday

I like to point out great blog posts that others have written to expose you to ideas and writers other than myself. Below are three great ones that from which I think you will learn a great deal. Ageism If you have read me at all you know that I think ageism is rampant in …

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A story of sexual harassment and bad HR

Firing an employee because it is in her best interest is never a good reason to terminate someone involved in a sexual harassment situation. It leads to something called “retaliation” which makes the lawsuit even more complicated. Lawsuit filed The EEOC claims that a plastics packaging company fired a female employee when she complained about …

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Are Millennials responsible for the increase in harassment claims?

In a report put out by the EEOC they purport that there has been an increase in harassment in the workplace and that it remains a persistent problem. Harassment is up in all areas from sexual harassment to age harassment. They provide a number of reasons for why they think this problem exists. I will …

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Three great HR posts for Wednesday

Today is a small collection of posts I think you should read. Great stuff from great authors. Reading these will make you a better HR professional. First up is a great post from Jon Hyman at the Ohio Employers Law Blog. In Developing an anti-harassment culture is key to stopping workplace harassment Jon talks about the importance …

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Why it is important to have multiple ways to report harassment

When you craft your harassment policy there are two important aspects of the policy that many companies miss. First is there has to be a way for someone to report the harassment. Secondly that reporting method has to have alternatives available for the person reporting the harassment. Let me explain why that is important. Company …

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Awesomeness at the Employment Law Blog Carnival

I am not an attorney… but I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express… so that has entitled me to be included in this month’s Employment Law Blog Carnival. There is some great stuff in this Carnival that is hosted by Phillip Miles at Lawffice Space. Some of the topics include: The difference between being …

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Seven Signs of Age Harassment

“Ageism” has been talked about frequently in the news, especially in the recent years following the recession. It has gotten a lot of press recently with reports of workers in their 30s in Silicon Valley getting Botox injections in order to appear younger in an attempt to compete against “younger” workers. Discrimination We all know …

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