Sexual Harassment Is Not A Woman’s “Issue” Anymore According to EEOC

EEOC When many people think of sexual harassment in the workplace they immediately assume it is a woman being harassed by a man.  Recently it has come to light that many men are also being harassed in the workplace by other men.  While the vast majority of cases are women being harassed by men, it has become increasingly common for there to be cases filed with women harassing men, and men harassing men.

In this article from Howard Law PC , there is a detailed discussion of recent cases of male to male sexual harassment.  Here are some excerpts from the article:

“In a recent blog, our Souuthern California Labor and Employment Attorneys reported on the growing number of male sexual harassment charges filed with state and federal agencies across the country.  Our lawyers discussed the lawsuit involving six male employees at a Phoenix Cheesecake Factory who endured repeated and severe sexual assaults by a group of male kitchen workers.”

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Selecting Employee Training Companies – How To Pick The Right One

Two men at a work station There’s an old Latin saying, “Magis lex = minor justicia”. This translates to English as “More law = less justice.”

As employee lawsuits against employers have skyrocketed and the amount of damages awarded increases every year, we know this is, at least partly, due to so many new employment laws created by state and federal governments. In fact, employment lawsuits currently represent approximately thirty percent of civil litigation in the U.S.

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Who’s Bugging You? What You Need To Know About Workplace Electronic Eavesdropping

Man listening to two female co-workersSometimes it seems uncanny that people have knowledge of information only shared in a private conversation, or in an email or specific data recently presented in a closed meeting.  Confidentiality in the workplace is something we often take for granted.

It’s especially daunting when the private communication was with those you trust unconditionally.  You must then wonder whether your communication was bugged.

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The Time for Employee Substance Abuse Training

Woman snorting cocaine lines on her desk at workWith all the current news about heroin addiction on the rise and over-the-counter drug abuse to the growing and serious addiction to opiates, an employer should really be concerned today that their workforce, now more than ever, is drug free! It’s an obligation not a choice.

From small New England townships to San Diego’s DEA agents, heroin is on the rise with younger users and the cost is minimal from $8.00 a dose and a typical user maybe at 10 doses a day, a dealer can be texted and a delivery will be on its way.

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Eliminate the Possibility of Sexual Harassment Through Training and Clear Policies

By George Ramos

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In its earliest days, the automotive specialty-equipment industry was dominated by men. With a few notable exceptions, women were relegated to the background or given roles as trophy girls, photo models and product presenters. As attitudes changed, however, women gained equal status in virtually every facet of commercial endeavor. From manufacturing to the media, women now play critical roles on the automotive stage, yet outmoded stereotypes and unwarranted conduct linger in some quarters. Even as late as 2007, there were more than 12,500 cases of sexual harassment filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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Workplace Harassment Prevention Training

14744171111_a6f60317dc_bThe workplace have improved significantly over the past few decades. With Equal Opportunity Employment, people of all backgrounds have the same ability to pursue their goals and dreams. While modern work environments are usually welcoming places, some environments may have a toxic atmosphere. The following guide explores how workplace harassment training can improve employee morale, reduce liability and improve productivity.

A workplace harassment prevention training program is a great way to make sure that employees are free to do their work without bullying from superiors or coworkers. By setting up a welcoming, positive environment, it’s possible to ensure that employees will enjoy their work environment.

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Substance Abuse Awareness Training

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Our substance abuse training is designed for employees and supervisors. This is because an increasing number of businesses, regardless of industry, are being affected by employee substance abuse. The U.S. Department of Labor has estimated that workers with substance abuse problems account for 16 times more absenteeism than employees who do not abuse illicit drugs. Additionally, OSHA has found that around 65% of workplace accidents involve workers with substance abuse issues.

A Safer Workplace Through Education

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Diversity Training In The Workplace

iStock_000014186302MediumDiversity training in the workplace is an important element in operating a successful business. The modern workforce is more diverse than ever and it isn’t enough to have diversity policies in place. It is essential to have workplace diversity training for all of your employees to back up those policies and ensure a cohesive, productive workplace where all employees feel safe, respected and valued. Diversity training is bringing employees together to help everyone understand the composition of the workforce at your organization and promote tolerance and positive employee relationships.

Good diversity training begins with diversity awareness. It is not always possible to tell what makes someone diverse by having a conversation with them. Training helps employees see how their words and actions may be detrimental to a diverse workforce population, even unintentionally. It helps to humanize coworkers to each other and put everyone on equal footing. Diversity training may include role playing, education about how and why people tend to stereotype others, even without meaning to, and information about what employees can do to promote diversity awareness.

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Retaliation for Sexual Harassment Claims is Illegal

iStock_000029714046LargeSexual harassment is a very serious workplace issue and should be dealt with before major problems occur. It is essential to understand the underlying causes of sexual harassment claims and have a clear policy posted in all workplaces.

Denver Sheriff’s Captain believes she’s being retaliated against for filing a sexual harassment complaint against a coworker.

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