What is Workplace Retaliation & How Can Employers Prevent It?

April 25, 2023

We’ve discussed workplace discrimination and harassment and how to ensure you treat all employees fairly and avoid potential litigation. However, many employers fail to understand the complete picture of workplace retaliation—which often follows discrimination. Of course, you care about your team. You can’t imagine discriminating against them, never mind punishing them for acting within their… Read More »

Avoid These 9 Mistakes by Outsourcing Harassment Training

August 25, 2022

As your organization grows, providing practical harassment training is essential to maintaining a safe, healthy, and productive workplace culture. But this is easier said than done!  Harassment is an umbrella covering many sensitive topics. You may also need to comply with specific laws regarding your anti-harassment training program. And if you don’t have qualified HR… Read More »

5 Steps to Conducting a Thorough Workplace Harassment Investigation

August 17, 2022

We’ve already discussed what can constitute workplace harassment and why every employer needs an anti-harassment policy and process for handling complaints.  But what is the right way to conduct a harassment investigation? According to Embroker, from 2019 to 2020, there was a 115% increase in defense costs for insurance claims related to harassment. It goes… Read More »

How Should Employers Handle Harassment Complaints?

August 9, 2022

You hope it never happens—the dreaded harassment complaint. But you work with humans, and workplace harassment still occurs today. In fact, the EEO reports that discrimination based on retaliation, disability, race, or sex makes up more than 30% of all charges.  Employers are responsible for ensuring safe and healthy workplaces. This includes taking steps to… Read More »

Why an Anti-Harassment Policy is Essential for Every Employer

August 2, 2022

There’s a lot of talk about workplace harassment right now, from bullying to sexual harassment. And rightfully so: It’s a serious problem that can have lasting effects on victims and their careers.  But what does an anti-harassment policy do for employers? A good one will not only help prevent harassment but also keep the company… Read More »

What Does Workplace Harassment Look Like & How Can Employers Identify It?

July 27, 2022

Workplace harassment can come in many forms. It’s often easy to spot when someone is being inappropriately harassed because of gender, race, or sexual orientation. Other times, it’s more difficult to spot. For example, did you know that harassment can occur when a manager humiliates an employee in front of their coworkers? Harassment in the… Read More »

7 Tips for Providing Effective Sexual Harassment Training

January 14, 2021
7 Tips for Providing Effective Sexual Harassment Training

There is no easy way to address sexual harassment training—at least not if you want to do so effectively. Nonetheless, it is a critical subject that all employees should be trained on regularly. Many employees don’t know how to identify harassment in its many forms, just as managers may not know how to deal with… Read More »