Normally, companies can’t be sued if a harassment victim fails to make a complaint to management or HR. But not when a court decides it’s the company’s fault no complaint was filed.
To help employers craft handbooks that don’t violate the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board has issued a compilation of rules it has found to be illegal — and rewritten them to illustrate how they can comply with the law.
Traditional sexual harassment training programs tend to focus on the wrong issues and fail to correct the cultural atmosphere that leads to harassment.
Sexual harassment prevention training is generally not HR professionals’ favorite thing. Here are some guidelines to make the experience more useful for both management and employees — courtesy of guest poster Jimmy Lin, vice president of The Network.
When it comes to recruiting and retaining employees, bad bosses are many companies’ biggest obstacle. Another problem: Bad bosses often don’t realize what they’re doing.
With the new year came new rules for California employers. And even if you don’t do business in the Golden State, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with these new regulations, which could wind up affecting your state sooner rather than later.
A lot of employees, especially your troublemakers (you know who they are), think they’re safe when they leave the work premises. They’re not.
Once you’ve finished the legwork of investigating a harassment complaint, your job has just begun. To cover all your bases:
What do employment attorneys see as the common thread that lands well-meaning employers in court time and time again? Costly mistakes by their front-line managers.
Poison can be a silent killer, undetectable until it’s too late. The same can be said of a poisonous workplace. You may not know there’s a problem until your best workers start dropping like flies — that is, unless you can spot the symptoms.
Whether to save money or administrative headaches, many employers make these all-to-common HR mistakes that can cost them big time.
This much most of us know: The new Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act prohibits discrimination against employees and job applicants on the basis of their “genetic information.” Now, let’s fill in the blanks on what a lot of employers don’t know.
The end of the year will be here before you know it, and with it — for many — comes the annual performance review. And while every good manager wants the review to be useful for the employee, many performance evaluations can get a little off track.
Training is one of HR’s keys to preventing workplace harassment and keeping companies out of court. But when these common mistakes are made, the training might be ineffective or even backfire.
A manager is accused of sexual harassment. After investigating, the company decides to move him to a different location. Should employees at new office be told about the allegations?
No question, the general level of civility in all phases of life seems to be dropping like a rock. So how do you keep your workplace from becoming an episode of “Workers Gone Wild”?
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