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Five Reasons Why Every Employer CAN Afford Harassment Training

In tough economic times, harassment training tends to be viewed as a luxury that can be gone without until things get better. I understand this thinking, but harassment training on a regular basis is never a "luxury." It's a "cost of doing business." That is the reality...

The “Dirty Dozen”: Top 12 Employer Harassment Mistakes

According to statistics collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , harassment charges have stayed relatively stable over the past three years, and the number of “cause” determinations has actually declined. ( Yay! ) Yet employers should still be concerned because the monetary...

California Expands Mandated Sexual Harassment Training to Include Workplace Bullying

Since 2005, California has required employers with 50 or more employees to conduct sexual harassment training of supervisors within 6 months of assuming a supervisory position and biennially thereafter. Last week, Governor Brown signed AB 2053 into law, expanding the mandated content of this training...

Five Harassment “Must Haves” for Employers

Maybe it’s just me, but workplace harassment issues seem to come in waves — I’ll go months, or even a year, without an issue, and then WHAM! everybody has a “situation,” or at least they need to get their preventive training done. Right now, we’re in a bit of a...

A Lesson in How Not to Respond to a Harassment Complaint

Diana Retuerto worked in the office of Berea Moving & Storage. She claimed that the company’s owner, Willard Melton, made “verbal advances” towards her, including comments about dreams he was having about her, her physical appearance, and questions about her makeup and hair. Over...

The Other Side of the Coin on the Appropriate Response to Harassment

Last week I discussed the importance of a timely and effective remedial response by an employer to an employee’s harassment complaint. Today, I examine the other side of the coin—what happens when an employer does not take proactive steps to eliminate harassment from the workplace. The...

Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention

For the first time in three semesters of teaching employment law at Penn State, I am cancelling class on Thursday. As a result, I recorded a video to address some of the issues we would have covered that day. Here's Intro to Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention: Intro to Workplace Sexual Harassment...