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COMPLIANCE QUIZ

Can racial discrimination be proven with circumstantial evidence alone? 

SITUATION An equipment repair technician who also happens to be the office’s only African American employee endures racial abuse at the hands of his supervisor and co-workers. He complains to management and is warned to “stay in his lane.” Shortly thereafter, somebody leaves a noose on his desk. It’s the last straw. The technician claims he was subject to systemic racial discrimination and files an EEOC complaint. The office closes ranks and vehemently denies the charges and nobody is willing to testify on the technician’s behalf. Without witnesses to corroborate his story, the technician is left to rely on the following evidence: Pictures of the noose on his desk; His own testimony, which is credible and reliable; and The fact that the manager and supervisor’s denials lack credibility and consistency…. . . . read more

BLOG

What you need to know when a bully takes you on

By Lynne Curry  bio
You’ve met bullies who play a win/lose game, even as you aim for a win/win solution. Guess who loses when…


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BLOG

You can be personally liable for what happens in your workplace

By Lynne Curry  bio
It comes as a surprise to most managers when a plaintiff names them personally as a co-defendant in a lawsuit against the manager’s company…


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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

5 blind spots in sexual harassment policies and how to fix them

Recent months have witnessed the morphing of workplace sexual harassment prevention from legal requirement to moral imperative. And while the current fervor is…


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GENDER DISCRIMINATION

Study finds alarming ambivalence about gender discrimination in the workplace, despite evidence that compensation inequality and harassment exist

Randstad US has released results of a survey examining American workers’ feelings and experiences related to…


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MENTAL HEALTH

How to create a good mental health work environment for employees

Most people are aware that employees with a physical illness or disability are entitled to a reasonable accommodation under…


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HR REGULATORY ISSUES

The top 10 regulatory issues for employers in 2019

To help employers plan for the year ahead, Paychex, Inc. (a provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, benefits, human resources, and…


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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

In era of #MeToo, employers are still failing to take new steps to address sexual harassment

The spotlight on workplace sexual harassment since fall 2017 has led to high-profile resignations, terminations, and lawsuits…


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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual harassment in the workplace: how your practice’s policy can make a difference

Employees are more likely to report sexual harassment they witness at work when there is a zero-tolerance policy in place, according to a new study conducted by…


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INSIGHT

The predatory client and your workplace environment

By Lynne Curry  bio
You’ve met the predatory client and possibly even tangled with him. He or she makes life difficult for your staff, particularly your front desk employees, and possibly even for…


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