In 2015, the way we work now looks a lot different than it did in the past. Technology has changed how we work, where we work, what we do, and even how we get paid for the work. Some of these changes are exciting while some are just confusing!
So let’s take a look at the facts about work in the 21st Century and what that means for you as an employer. ……… Read More >>
When it comes to gender discrimination, it’s important to understand all of the implications of the law so you can keep your company legal and your employees happy.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against employees or applicants because of their sex in hiring, firing, and other terms and conditions of employment, such as promotions, raises, and other job opportunities.
But did you realize that if you require a female employee to dress in “girly” clothes, that you could be guilty of gender discrimination? Let’s take a look at what that means… ……… Read More >>
Did you know that thousands of charges are filed each year with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the EEOC) and their state counterparts each year by employees that feel they are being discriminated against because they are pregnant? And the EEOC is making it a priority to enforce laws that protect them – especially if they being denied light duty options and other accommodations.
While it’s unlikely that you are purposely trying to overwork an expectant mother, you can get in trouble easily just by not know what the law legally requires from you. So let’s take a look. ……… Read More >>
If you’re a woman in a position of authority in your company, you will want to read the results the this study.
It’s not really that surprising that women still suffer from bias in the workplace. We’ve been fighting for equality for a while now, and despite steady progress through the years, we still have a way to go. But VitalSmarts put a number to the emotional inequality that women are subjected to.
According to the study, when women are equally as aggressive as their testosterone-driven counterparts, their perceived competency drops by 35% ……… Read More >>
When people think about workplace harassment, the first thing to come to mind is sexual harassment. You have to worry about how to prevent it, how to investigate it, and how to discipline offenders.
As a business owner, you also have to worry about the legal fall-out… but you may not have realized that workplace harassment goes much further than just sexual harassment.
When you own a business, you have to always be aware of any illegal or immoral activities that could be occuring at your company. One of the biggest causes for concern is always the fear of sexual harassment claims. At the mildest, these claims can result in workplace tension, decreased employee morale, and increased turnover rates. At their worst, you can find yourself under government investigation or drawn into costly legal battles that can potentially put you out of business! ……… Read More >>
In this day and age, you would think that sexual harassment at work wouldn’t be such a common occurrence, but it is. There are around 15,000 sexual harassment cases brought to the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) each year. In fact, in a poll done by Louis Harris and Associates,almost a third of all female workers polled claimed to have been harassed at work.
So it’s important to take harassment in the workplace seriously – for the safety of your employees, as well as for the overall health of the company.
Let’s take a look at how you can do that.