EEOC to Focus on “Holistic Prevention Programs” to Prevent Harassment.

By |2016-12-06T10:12:11+00:00December 6, 2016|

With the release of the EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for 2017 – 2021, it is time to take a look at your Complaint, Investigation and Prevention processes and procedures. The SEP outlines the EEOC’s principal areas of focus for the next four years. According to the plan, the [READ MORE ...]

Can Your Company Afford $22,500 in Lost Productivity…Per Employee?

By |2016-11-14T15:01:55+00:00November 14, 2016|

Over the weekend, I came across an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review titled, Why We Fail to Report Sexual Harassment. The article addressed the fact that despite employer efforts to train staff and investigate complaints, the majority of employees affected by harassment, whether victims or bystanders, do [READ MORE ...]

Is McDonalds Corp. a co-employer of franchise employees?

By |2016-10-11T13:57:17+00:00October 11, 2016|

Independent franchise owners need to watch for the court decision on this as it could have wide spread implications. As explained in this article published yesterday by SHRM,  15 Employees filed sexual harassment claims in which McDonalds Corp. was named a co-employer. Needless to say, the outcome of this [READ MORE ...]

Top 3 Reasons employers avoid investigations; and why they shouldn’t.

By |2016-09-19T12:24:20+00:00September 19, 2016|

Ask any manager or business owner which two words they hate to hear the most from HR, and you are likely to get a response of “workplace investigation”.  Those words have a bad reputation for leading to things like, litigation, termination and other …tion words that we would all [READ MORE ...]

First Sexual Orientation Harassment Case Settled by the EEOC.

By |2016-07-11T09:25:39+00:00July 11, 2016|

This is an important article on how the EEOC is looking at sexual orientation claims. It's a worthwhile read as the determination will have far reaching implications moving forward. Notice the employer did not conduct an investigation, but rather decided to terminate the employee costing them a hefty settlement in [READ MORE ...]

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