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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
While not a new concept, unconscious bias gained global attention last year when Starbucks closed 8,000 of its stores for an afternoon to train staff on unconscious bias, following an incident at one of its Philadelphia stores. Unconscious bias training has become part of the conversation on how to better address hidden biases and improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Here are 4 ways training can help employees understand and address unconscious bias:Read On
Among the first steps toward preventing sexual harassment in the workplace is to train and educate employees on the types of behaviors that can lead to sexual harassment incidents and claims. In the US, the terms “quid pro quo” and “hostile work environment” are used to help categorize behaviors that constitute sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and many state and local laws. Read On
Preventing sexual harassment in the restaurant business has been an industry-wide challenge well before the media exposed numerous allegations against celebrity chefs and restaurateurs. Restaurants are unlike other workplaces. Interactions with co-workers, as well as with customers, suppliers and visitors, can be more casual than other work environments, which can lead to inappropriate behavior and costly harassment claims, if left unchecked.
Here are five steps restaurant businesses can take to reduce the risk of workplace harassment and promote a safe, respectful and inclusive work culture. Read On