Dana Barbato, SPHR, SCP spent more than 25 years working to tame the chaos in the human side of HR. With a strong belief in respectful employee relations, strong leadership and consistent practices, she has proven that accountability is the key to building a culture of respect and civility. And workplace investigations, done right, are the first step. Dana is on a mission to revolutionize the way employee relations and investigation are handled across all industries. Dana speaks as a subject matter expert at HR and Technology events nationally throughout the year, and provides guidance for HR professionals, managers and executives through the HR Investigator’s Blog.
Workplace Discrimination Claims on the Rise
Workplace discrimination is not new to the workplace. So why are claims on the rise in the workplace. There are three primary reasons that are new to the issue: Whenever there is a need to conduct layoffs, employees ask “Why me?” In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, mass layoffs happened very abruptly and spanned businesses of every size in every industry. This caused employers to decide who would be included in a layoff, furlough, or termination very quickly as they were forced to shut down all [READ MORE ...]