Did you know that employers can be held liable if a customer harasses an employee? A personal care services provider will pay $250,000 to end a suit. The suit accused it of allowing caregivers to be harassed. It also said it retaliated against them when they complained. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Joyvida, LLC. […]
Most people let a curse — or, in some instances, many curses — fly at work on occasion. Usually it isn’t a problem. Here’s an instance where it could be.
Yes, you can regulate romance in the workplace. But there’s a right way and a wrong way.
Workplace relationships are going to happen, no matter what. And when they do — and then fall apart — HR pros probably shouldn’t use this story as a guide on how to handle things.
Not many HR pros would protest this recent trend that’s affecting some of the biggest employers in the U.S.
This is likely one of the worst harassment lawsuits you’ll hear about this year. And it’s going to cost the employer in question a lot of money.
With new high profile sexual harassment allegations coming out on a daily basis, a lot of companies are considering policy changes and putting new protocols into place. One new rule not to establish? The Pence Rule.
This employee threatened to shoot his co-worker and her husband. Was the company somehow responsible?
HR pros are used to reminding managers to report harassment they witness. As a recent case shows, that warning should be issued to members of the HR staff, too.
You’ve got to be pretty tough to be the lone female roustabout on an oil field construction crew. But apparently there’s a limit to how much you have to endure.
If an employee makes racist posts to a private Web site and the company takes no action, is it guilty of allowing discrimination and harassment?
In what the National Labor Relations Board’s calling the first ruling of its kind, an NLRB administrative law judge has found a Buffalo nonprofit organization unlawfully discharged five employees for posting comments on Facebook.
A recent lactation discrimination case in Delaware resulted in a $1.5 million jury award to a mother who sued when harassment from co-workers and supervisors caused her to stop pumping breast milk and subsequently lose her supply. The award highlights employers’ exposure to lawsuits stemming from ignoring the rights of nursing mothers in the workplace, […]
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may be cracking down on companies trying to control employees’ use of social media, but companies across the globe are taking steps to tighten standards on what workers should be allowed to say on the Internet.
Social media — and all its HR headaches — is here to stay. But there’s a bigger problem than that: The legal system is awash with conflicting case law on what your people can and can’t do on the Internet.
All it takes is a single “extreme isolated act of discrimination” by a manager or supervisor to get your company sued for creating a hostile work environment, a court just ruled.
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