sexual harassment in the workplace

Does The So-Called Faragher-Ellerth Defense For Employers Still Exist?

12/08/2019

Overview of The Faragher-Ellerth Defense In 1998, the United States Supreme Court weighed in on two landmark decisions in the cases of Faragher v. Boca Raton, 524 U.S. 775 (1998) and Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 524 U.S. 742 (1998). These cases are widely known for establishing a couple of basic legal principles around employer…

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Connecticut Times Up Act

Time’s Up Connecticut!

12/01/2019

Do You Have Your Training In Place? You Better! Connecticut’s Governor signed into the laws known as the “Time’s Up Act” now mandating all Connecticut employers with 3 or more employees to give all employees at least 2 hours of training on sexual harassment education.  The law requires all existing employees to have the two…

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Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal and Wendy Rhoades Don’t Quite Get Executive Coaching

11/24/2019

The Wall Street published a great article discussing the concept of executive coaching and therapy becoming intertwined.  Executive Coaching is a broad term in a billion-dollar industry that isn’t quite what the Wendy Rhoades character depicts in the popular Showtime series Billions in real life.  Coaching is an unregulated field with certifications and education ranging from…

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Something in common

What Do The US Supreme Court and Hate Groups Have In Common?

11/16/2019

Recently, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments around whether gender identity should be covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Surprising to some, currently, a person can be treated differently and even fired from their job solely because they are Gay, Lesbian or broadly because an employer does not like…

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my lift ride today

My Lyft Ride Today – The State of Workplace Culture in 2020

11/10/2019

My Lyft ride today reminded me of how far society and proper workplace behavior are and raised the question as to whether employers are getting the most inexpensive, quick-solution (lower quality) training to check the box or really ensuring they have good thorough training around workplace discrimination and harassment. I want to preface this by…

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How the NFL Could Be Bigger and Better!

10/27/2019

Roger Goodell needs an executive coach!  We are halfway through the NFL season and excitement around the nation builds for who will win the SuperBowl this year, we have a great opportunity to reflect on how much better the NFL could be.  Make no mistake, the business of the NFL has never been better. While…

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EEOC Stats | Sex Based Employment Claims On The Rise

10/27/2019

The Equal Employment opportunity commission reported an increase in sex-based claims of nearly 14% from 2017 to 2018.  This is despite the fact that overall EEOC claims are down in the country. What does this mean for your company? Start by asking a few questions to yourself about your business.  Is your company more or…

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EEO Training Launches New User Portal and Proactive Client Reporting

10/27/2019

EEO Training, LLC provides training around sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. EEO Training, LLC is pleased to announce the expansion of a new technology offering to now provide administrative portals and client dashboards to allow true self-service training. Their training meets compliance standards across all 50 United States and is offered in both…

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New York – Sexual Harassment Claim Standards Are Shifting | Is Employer Liability Expanding?

10/24/2019

The New York State Assembly and Legislature passed A08421 and S06577 in June 2019, which Governor Cuomo signed into law in August 2019. This law now requires all New York employers, regardless of size, to be considered employers as it relates to claims of sexual harassment and are obligated to meet all State mandated compliance…

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Disrupt HR 2018 Throwback – #Revolution Or Evolution

10/24/2019

DisruptHR New York City 13.0 – June 28, 2018 in New York, NY #DisruptHRNYC Speaking about workplace sexual harassment and necessary action steps for businesses to foster a better work environment.

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Employers Beware – What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You!

10/24/2019

Legislative Action on Workplace Harassment A barrage of new laws have been unfolding across America in 2019 impacting the work environment for all employers…that is right, you may not be exempt from this employers. Common sense, combined with the law dating back to the 1960’s, makes it clear employees have a right to go to…

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Has Your Business Met Its Legal Requirement Around Sexual Harassment Training?

10/24/2019

Federal jurisprudence established clear guides indicating the need for employers to provide anti-harassment and discrimination training. Training has become one of the key ingredients to help employers avoid and defend accusations of sexual harassment and discrimination training in the United States. States are stepping up this requirement. Most recently, on April 11, 2018, New York…

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