All Items: Harassment

  • Sexual Harassment Claims Gain More Transparency Under Maryland Law, Uber Policy

    May 17, 2018

    Joining the trend of requiring more transparency in sexual harassment claims, Maryland has passed a law forbidding employment contracts that require employees to waive their rights to bring sexual harassment claims.

  • New York Passes New Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws

    April 19, 2018

    New York employers must comply with several new anti-sexual harassment laws that were included in the state budget signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on April 12.

  • Mavericks Fire HR Director for Failing to Rein in Hostile Work Environment

    February 26, 2018

    The Dallas Mavericks basketball team fired its head of human resources in the wake of a Sports Illustrated report detailing a hostile work environment in its front office. The report cited numerous complaints of a sexually hostile work culture by current and former staff members, both male and female, who pointed to the team's HR department as part of the problem.

  • Sexual Harassment Allegations Fell Powerful 9th Circuit Judge

    December 27, 2017

    Sexual harassment claims by several former law clerks and other junior employees have ended the judicial career of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, who once served as chief judge of the circuit. President Trump will nominate a successor.

  • Sexual, Racial Harassment Settlement Will Cost Ford Motor Co. Up to $10 Million

    August 24, 2017

    A US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation uncovered reasonable cause to believe that female and African-American employees at two Ford plants in the Chicago area had been subjected to sexual and racial harassment, and that the company retaliated against employees who complained about it.

  • Hugs May Create Hostile Work Environment, 9th Circuit Rules

    March 2, 2017

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that unwelcome workplace hugs may give rise to a sexually hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The case is a reminder of the boundaries between appropriate and inappropriate workplace conduct.

  • Workplace Dating Surprisingly Common, Survey Finds

    February 9, 2017

    More than four in 10 workers have dated a coworker, and many of them even dated their bosses, according to a survey by the job search website CareerBuilder.

  • EEOC Clarifies "Don't Tread on Me" Gadsden Flag Ruling

    August 12, 2016

    Employers should prepare for the possibility that the Gadsden Flag, which shows the words "Don't Tread on Me" below a coiled rattlesnake, could be considered a racist symbol by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

  • EEOC Workplace Harassment Task Force Recommends a "Reboot" of Harassment Prevention

    July 1, 2016

    The EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace has released its report after a 14-month study of workplace harassment. The report includes a toolkit of compliance assistance measures for employers.

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News: HR guidance on preventing and responding to workplace harassment, including instituting a policy, providing training to employees and supervisors, and immediately investigating harassment complaints.