Month: April 2017

Interactyx and Traliant Announce Partnership To Deliver Online Sexual Harassment Training via TOPYX LMS

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BONITA SPRINGS, FL, April 27, 2017 – Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX®, a leading learning management system (LMS), and Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training, today announced a partnership to integrate workplace discrimination and harassment training into the TOPYX learning management platform.

Under the agreement, TOPYX clients can now benefit from a tightly integrated solution that combines the award-winning TOPYX LMS with Traliant’s Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Training Suite. Read On

Training is the Missing Link in Recent Workplace Retaliation Cases

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workplace retaliation trainingRetaliation occurs when an employer fires, demotes, harasses, bullies or takes other harmful action against an employee for filing a complaint of discrimination or participating in an internal or external investigation.

In the last couple of weeks, workplace retaliation has been the subject of several discrimination settlements announced by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). These recent retaliation cases reflect the continuing rise in retaliation charges and lawsuits. In 2016, an astounding 45% of discrimination charges filed with the EEOC involved employee retaliation. Read On

How Would You Evaluate Your Anti-Harassment Training?

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A checklist can help

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No organization can risk the significant fines, penalties and negative publicity that may result from employees violating anti-harassment laws and policies.  As HR professionals know, implementing an effective compliance training program is an important step in educating employees on their responsibilities to prevent workplace harassment and comply with current local, state and federal laws. Read On

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

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Now is the time to review your workplace anti-harassment efforts

sexual assault awareness month

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAM), an annual campaign to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. For employers, it’s an opportunity to review anti-harassment policies and procedures, and reinforce a commitment to preventing sexual harassment and maintaining a safe and productive work environment. Read On

Unequal Pay Day: Nestlé Waters to Pay $300K to Settle Gender Bias Charges Against Female Manager

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sex discrimination at nestle

April 4 is Equal Pay Day, an annual event that shines the spotlight on the continuing wage gap between men and women.  While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they  must work more than a year and three months to earn what a man earns in a year, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Last year, women were paid 80 cents for every dollar men earned. And the pay gap is worse for women of color. Read On