Posts in Category: Harassment

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Webinar: #MeToo and What to Do: The Movement's Impact in the Workplace 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018; 2 - 3 pm Eastern

Hosted by the American Bankers Association, ABA Insurance Services' Laura Simmons and Littler Mendelson's Marlene Muraco will discuss the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements’ impact in the workplace, including best practices to help prevent claims. Recommended for bankers and those responsible for a bank's human resources and employment practices programs.

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#MeToo and You--The Movement's Impact in the Workplace 

by Laura Simmons, Esq., HR Director and EPLI Claims Manager, ABA Insurance Services

The public has witnessed powerful men in the entertainment industry being taken down by allegations of harassment. The resulting #MeToo and #TimesUp movements demonstrate that women are no longer willing to tolerate or ignore sexual harassment. Employers should use these events in the news to improve their culture, review their policies, and ensure that they provide a harassment-free workplace for everyone

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Social Media and The Workplace 

co-written by Marquerite Irefin and Jennifer H. Gorman, Esq., ABA Insurance Services

With social media everywhere, employers face unique challenges when it comes to their employees’ use and conduct. Not surprisingly, employees have been known to share information about their employers, including negative statements and damaging information, sometimes hurting the employer’s reputation; however, challenging employee social media posts can be tricky, difficult and potentially illegal.

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Workplace hotlines in the era of Fox News 

by Laura Simmons

SafeAlert-Importance of Workplace Hotlines

In light of the recent events at Fox News, is your company providing and properly maintaining a hotline for employees to call and report harassment, discrimination or other workplace issues? Why would a company pay to provide a hotline and not publicize it to employees? Also, if they knew about it, why wouldn’t employees use this resource?

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Steps to encourage a harassment-free work environment 

Workplace harassment takes on many forms, making it difficult to tell the difference between normal office banter and offensive or unlawful behavior. Most of us agree that we want our workplace to have a friendly and enjoyable environment. There are some practical steps a business owner or manager can take to encourage a harassment-free environment and protect the company from claims and lawsuits.

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