Harassment – This Month In HR News

Harassment. Every week there is another public figure named as an offender. It’s always been something company’s have been aware of, but now we are hearing our employees talk about #MeToo and everyone is taking notice.  Alyssa Milano may have encouraged the spreading of the phrase, but according to Wikipedia the phrase was created on Myspace by social activist, Tarana Burke in 2006. On Facebook, the hastag was used by more the 4.7 million people in 12 million posts during the first 24 hours. The power of social media never ceases to amaze. This month, we have selected some articles that have come across our desk that may help you with determining your next steps. We have also created a new harassment training toolkit for our members.

What is Harassment?

EEOC: Harassment
EEO: Sexual Harassment (SHRM)

Company Culture

Promoting Women to end Sexual Harassment (Harvard Business Review, SHRM)
Address the ‘Not again’ dread about harassment training (SHRM)
Upgrade your Training (SHRM)

Responding to #MeToo

Postings about Bosses…(SHRM)
Properly Investigating Claims (American Bar Association)

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