Training supports campaign’s goal to promote awareness and prevention
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual campaign to increase public awareness of preventing sexual harassment, assault and abuse and creating safer communities. Every April, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center provides a variety of tools and resources for organizations and campuses to use in activities in the US and around the world.
This year’s theme, I Ask, highlights the importance of asking for consent to ensure safe, consensual experiences that help create a culture of respect. Organizers are encouraging people to wear a teal ribbon to further promote sexual violence prevention and bring attention to the importance of obtaining consent and supporting survivors.Read On
Combating workplace harassment remains a top priority of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),which reported that charges alleging sexual harassment increased by 13.6% from fiscal year 2017 to fiscal year 2018. A snapshot of four recent EEOC settlements highlights the need for organizations to also make harassment prevention a priority and move the conversation from awareness to action through effective policies, procedures, training and a commitment by senior management. EEOC settlements with restaurants
A restaurant in Orlando’s popular “Restaurant Row,” agreed to pay $80,000 and take other steps to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit charging the restaurant created and encouraged a work environment in which “unwelcome, sexually charged comments and conduct was permissible and commonplace,” the EEOC said. The target of much of the misconduct was a female bartender, who was repeatedly propositioned, asked to go on dates, subjected to sexual innuendo and told to dress “sexy” and “date-ready.” When she complained, the restaurant owner fired her, the EEOC said.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, March 12, 2019 – Traliant, an innovator in sexual harassment training, today announced the availability of HIPAA training for healthcare organizations and their business associates. The online training courses focus on the essential information individuals need to comply with HIPAA regulations and keep patients’ personal and health information private and secure. The training is available in two versions: HIPAA for Covered Entities and HIPAA for Business Associates.
HIPAA for Covered Entities is appropriate for organizations such as medical practices, hospitals, dental practices, nursing homes, pharmacies, health plans and healthcare clearinghouses. HIPAA for Business Associates is designed for individuals who come in contact with protected health information. This includes business associates of medical device companies, accountants, lawyers, consultants, data processors and others.
March 8 is International Women’s Day, an annual celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s theme, #BalanceforBetter, is a yearlong campaign to drive more gender balance among leaders in business, government, media, sports and communities around the world. It’s also an opportunity for organizations to actively address gender bias, diversity and inclusion and sexual harassment − issues that go to the heart of women advancing in the workplace. There are hundreds of #IWD2019 events planned worldwide. To search for events in your area visit: internationalwomensday.comRead On
One year after #MeToo, more states are enacting stronger anti-harassment laws that come with sexual harassment training requirements. New York State and New York City are at the forefront. For employers in New York City with 15 or more employees, April 1, 2019 starts the countdown to begin training all employees on sexual harassment prevention. Under the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act, all employees must complete the training by April 1, 2020 and then be trained annually. Employees include part-time workers and independent contractors, who work more than 80 hours in a calendar year and work for at least 90 days. Read On