3 takeaways from the EEOC’s FY 2018 workplace discrimination data
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released its enforcement data for FY 2018, and the big news is that sexual harassment charges rose by 13.6%, while workplace discrimination charges overall decreased compared to FY 2017. In the press release announcing the results, EEOC Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic said, “We cannot look back on last year without noting the significant impact of the #MeToo movement in the number of sexual harassment and retaliation charges filed with the agency.”
What can we learn from the EEOC’s FY 2018 enforcement statistics? Here are three takeaways:Read On
California and New York may be on opposite coasts, but one thing they have in common is new anti-harassment laws that may require organizations to revamp their sexual harassment training programs. In a recent post we outlined the requirements and deadlines for employers in New York State and New York City. In this post, we’ll recap what California employers need to do to comply with the state’s new sexual harassment training requirements by January 1, 2020.
California has required employers to conduct sexual harassment training since 2005, however, the law only applied to organizations with 50 or more employees, and they only had to train supervisors. That changed in October 2018, when California passed Senate Bill 1343, requiring employers with five or more employees to provide sexual harassment training to all employees – before the ball drops on January 1, 2020 – and then retrain every two years. Read On
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently hosted leaders from the hotel, manufacturing, HR, legal, retail and other industries and associations for a roundtable discussion on strategies to prevent workplace harassmentand create more respectful, inclusive workplace cultures. The roundtable was part of the EEOC’s ongoing efforts to better understand the needs of workers and employers in their industries and the range of solutions to prevent harassment in the #MeToo era. Hospitality industry among groups proactively promoting workplace safety Representing the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) at the roundtable, Rosanna Maietta, AHLA executive vice president of communications & public relations and president of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation, outlined the 5-Star Promise to advance safety and security for hotel employees and guests. Announced by the AHLA and nearly 20 major hotel brands in September, 2018, the 5-Star Promise includes providing ongoing training and education for employees on identifying and reporting sexual harassment. Read On
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, April 4, 2019 – Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training, today announced the company won the “Best Video Solution” at DemoFest, the capstone event of the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference & Expo, held March 26-28, 2019, in Orlando, Florida. The award recognizes Traliant’s Preventing Discrimination and Harassment training, an interactive course designed to raise awareness, drive positive behavior and foster a respectful workplace culture.
DemoFest is an opportunity for conference participants to demonstrate their projects and share tools, technologies and techniques in a science-fair atmosphere. The highlight of the event is the “people’s choice” awards, where winners are voted on by their learning and development peers, rather than by a panel or judge.