Month: October 2017

Traliant Announces Continued New Customer Growth and New Compliance Training Courses

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MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, October 26, 2017 – Traliant, a provider of online compliance training for the modern workforce, today announced significant new customer growth, along with new training courses and an expanded sales team.  

The growing customer base for Traliant’s interactive, ethics and compliance training spans a wide range of industries and sectors, including retail, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, government and financial services. Read On

Five Steps to Help Reduce the Risk of Retaliation Claims

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Retaliation remains top workplace discrimination complaint

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An early takeaway from the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment firestorm is that his illegal behavior continued for decades because of the power he held over the alleged victims. Many of the women are now saying they were afraid to report the powerful producer’s sexual harassment for fear of retaliation.  The cliché, “you’ll never work in this town again,” was a real threat.

And it’s not just the entertainment business  – retaliation occurs across industries. In fact, workplace retaliation is the No. 1 discrimination complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) − comprising almost 46% of all charges in 2016.   Read On

Five Steps to Maintaining Respect and Civility in the Workplace

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EEOC calls incivility ‘gateway drug’ to workplace harassment

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The risks of failing to cultivate a respectful, civil workplace costly litigation, reputational damage, productivity loss and poor employee morale, to name a few have taken on new urgency as allegations of toxic work environments and rampant sexual harassment continue to dominate the news cycle.

Earlier this year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recommended that organizations conduct civility training for their employees as a way to reduce a growing trend of workplace harassment and rude, abusive behavior. Commonly known as workplace incivility, it often acts as a ‘gateway drug’ to workplace harassment, said EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum.   Read On

Rampant Sexual Harassment Allegations Explode in Hollywood

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Harvey Weinstein fired for violating company’s code of conduct

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The unfolding sexual harassment scandal involving movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is a story Hollywood probably hoped would be a box office bomb. No chance. As more and more accusers come forth with sexual harassment complaints, it has become an ethics and compliance blockbuster.  

In reporting that Weinstein had been fired by The Weinstein Company, the production and distribution company he co-founded with his brother, the New York Times interviewed a board member, who said Weinstein had violated the company’s code of conduct. While the board member did not name the specific violation, media coverage is focused on multiple allegations of sexual harassment going back decades. Read On

Inflexible Leave Policies Can Lead to Disability Discrimination Claims

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UPS to pay $2 million and update its policies

UPS Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Disability discrimination remains one of the most common forms of workplace discrimination. In a recent post about National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we noted that in 2016 almost 31% of all discrimination charges involved alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Since August, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced more than 34 disability discrimination lawsuits or settlements.

Under the ADA, employers must provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities so they can perform the essential functions of their job, unless doing so would cause an undue hardship. Reasonable accommodations also means having a flexible leave policy − a focus of many EEOC enforcement actions. Read On