Every half-decent manager out there knows the importance of taking all harassment complaints seriously. But many forget to take all necessary steps in handling the complaint — and end up paying for it in the long run.
Tough economic times bring out the worst in certain office personalities, awakening latent bullies or making active ones more belligerent. Here’s why you should care.
Not updating the employee handbook regularly is a mistake employers can’t afford to make. This document is employers’ first line of defense against litigation.
Nike just joined an increasing number of employers that are making sweeping pay changes in an effort to close the gaps between male and female employees’ paychecks and prevent bias problems down the road.
Here’s a perfect example of why you need to promote anti-harassment training to employees on all levels.
As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, the number of older employees getting bullied at work seems to be on the rise. Here’s an example of how this problem directly impacts employers.
Valentine’s Day (arguably the sappiest of all commercial holidays) is right around the corner. So what better time to address the hazards of workplace romances — and how to avoid them?
If anyone’s tempted to dismiss workplace bullying as HR-hype, share this with them: It’s a seven-figure problem, even for small companies.
For employers, it’s best not to let sexual harassment claims be decided by a jury — especially when there was ample warning about the problem before it ended up in court.
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.
According to this former Citigroup employee, when her good looks became too much for her managers to deal with, they simply showed her the door.
When it comes to protecting employees from bullying, an employer’s responsibility extends beyond the physical workplace.
Most employers are chiefly concerned about steering clear of workplace laws, like those against discrimination and harassment — the ones that involve the EEOC. But there’s another federal agency that’s always on the prowl: the EPA.
A recent court case offers a very important reminder to all employers: Failing to handle workplace bullying and harassment claims can have a disastrous impact on businesses.
Talk about one costly audit!
The effects of the recession on workers’ savings has forced many to put off retirement a little longer. It’s also spurred a troubling workplace trend.
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