A line exists between the use of general profanity in the workplace and the use of profanity directed at somebody because of their religion. Nevertheless, employers should take seriously all harassment complaints in the workplace.Read More
An employer cannot go into 'ostrich-mode' in the face of workplace harassment.Read More
Human resources managers are a business’ front line for employee complaints. Training managers and the workforce on how to avoid complaints and effectively address those that do occur is critical. Read More
There is nothing wrong with employees dating. Nothing good, however, comes from a boss having relations with a subordinate employee, especially one who is a direct report.
Critics of this decision argue that it leaves interns unprotected from harassment. Yet, there are three reasons why this decision doesn’t have nearly as big an impact as some would like you to believe.Read More
The time has come for Congress to step up to the plate and enact legislation including sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes, and bring to and end the shameful protection of discrimination against this marginalized class of individuals.
A effective anti-harassment policy provides multiple avenues for an employee to complain. Otherwise, an employee will feel powerless if the person to whom a policy directs her to complain also happens to be the alleged harasser.Read More