Month: April 2018

What You Need to Know About New York’s New Sexual Harassment Laws

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new york state sexual harassment training laws If you’re an employer in New York, now’s the time to review and update your sexual harassment training and policies to ensure you’re ready to comply with New York State’s new laws for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. While the new laws apply to all employers in NY State, New York City enacted its own local anti-harassment laws, with additional requirements that apply to employers in NYC.

Sexual harassment training is a top priority under both the State and City laws, which require employers to conduct annual sexual harassment training, and create and distribute a written sexual harassment policy. Read On

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: #MeToo Includes Men, Too

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Sexual harassment and abusive conduct in the workplace is a persistent problem that can affect anyone. Men can be the target of sexual harassment, too. Nearly one in five — almost 17% — of sexual harassment complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) comes from men, according to a recent Washington Post article.

And like all harassment, many incidents of male sexual harassment go unreported, either out of embarrassment or fear of retaliation.  However, there are several EEOC cases when male employees did report sexual harassment, and the employer ended up paying a significant settlement to resolve the case. Read On

Traliant to Demonstrate Sexual Harassment Training at NYC SHRM 2018 Conference

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NEW YORK, NY, April 17, 2018 − Traliant, an innovator in online compliance training for today’s workforce, will be participating in the New York City SHRM Conference, on Friday, April 27, at the Convene Conference Center.   

Traliant is one of the sponsors of the HR Solutions Gallery at the NYC SHRM, where attendees can see a demonstration of its Preventing Discrimination and Harassment training. Traliant offers HR practitioners and their organizations a new model of anti-harassment training designed to drive positive behavior and foster respect in the workplace, rather than simply teaching laws and regulations that employees may not find relevant in their daily interactions. Read On

Company Agrees to Pay $10 Million to Settle Discrimination Suit

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Before the wave of #MeToo and #TimesUp cases began piling up, a popular ride-hailing company and its culture were triggering conversations about what can happen when online sexual harassment complaints are not taken seriously, and there is no real commitment to fostering a diverse workforce.

In the latest development, the company has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action discrimination suit brought on behalf of 420 female and minority software engineers. The employees alleged gender and race discrimination and a hostile work environment that denied them pay, promotions and benefits. Read On

Sexual Harassment Training: A Great Way to Participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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During April, another hashtag, #SAAM, (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) joins #MeToo and #TimesUp to focus awareness on preventing sexual violence and workplace sexual harassment.  

Sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the theme of the 2018 #SAAM campaign is “Embrace Your Voice.” The NSVRC is calling on people to speak out against sexual assault and show support for survivors by wearing a teal ribbon on April 3, a designated day of action. Read On