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.
You probably put your employee handbook together in the hustle and bustle of getting your doors open when you first started. You wanted to be thorough, and you tried to think of everything, but your specialty isn’t HR, so you might be worrying that you’ve missed something.
When it comes to harassment in the workplace though, you need to your policies to be rock solid to give you as much protection as possible against future liability. … Read More >>
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.