Sexual Harassment

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Remote Harassment: 4 ways to Prevent

Workplace harassment comes in all forms. As large companies like Salesforce commit to full-time work from home schedules, HR and Legal teams need to be vigilant of new forms of...

Evolving Harassment Training in 2021

For 30 years, companies have trained on sexual harassment prevention without connecting it to a broader workplace culture strategy. Emtrain is changing that in 2021. I helped change the law...

Harassment Policies & Training Around the Globe

Increasingly, all regions around the globe are converging on a basic workplace requirement to take steps to prevent employee harassment based on personal characteristics legally protected in that region. Sexual...

Harassment Training Amendment (CA)

Effective January 1, 2021 for California Employers The benefit of experience is practical understanding of what works and what doesn’t, combined with greater access to influence events.  In the last...

Insights from the DOJ’s New Compliance Training Standards

Twenty-five times in 18 pages – that’s how many times the word “train” or “training” appears in the Department of Justice’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program’s original and updated guidance...

Upcoming Deadline for NY: Sexual Harassment Training 

Training for Businesses With Employees in New York Employers in New York are required not only to adopt and distribute written sexual harassment prevention policies, but also to provide training...

How to Announce Harassment Prevention Training : Making an Impact

“Hey everyone! It’s time for your MANDATORY harassment training!” When your employees and managers hear this chant, well, they want to run for cover. As someone who has delivered this...

Illinois Harassment Prevention Law Requires Annual Training

As of January 1, 2020, all Illinois employers are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training to their employees every year, regardless of the size of the company.  Illinois Governor...

New York Expands Harassment & Discrimination Laws

Less than one year after sexual harassment training became mandatory under New York State and New York City law, the state legislature has enacted extensive reforms to anti-discrimination laws. Here’s...

Frequently Asked Questions about the CA and NY Sexual Harassment Mandates

Employers in California and New York must now meet new requirements to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all of their employees. Do you know how your company plans to...

5 Ways MeToo Will Continue to Impact Global Companies in 2019

During 2018 we saw the ongoing impact of the #MeToo movement on harassment law and practice around the world. As we enter 2019, this sharp global focus on combating harassment...

Who Will Manage Sexual Harassment Risk in 2019—HR or Business Compliance?

About a month ago, I participated in a conference for ethics and compliance professionals— people who manage enterprise risk stemming from antitrust, intellectual property, privacy, information security, and other business...

Isn’t Training Just Teaching Employees How to Sue Me?

When I first began advocating for training all employees on sexual harassment prevention, a few companies agreed that this would be an effective way to address workplace harassment. But most...

It’s a Scary Time for Men, It’s a Scary Time for Women

If I didn’t lose you with the title, then you’re open-minded, and I appreciate that. I certainly know it’s a scary time for women—the past year has made it very...

Now what? Three Steps to Implementing New Sexual Harassment Training in New York and California

In retrospect, we should have expected 2019 to be the year of sexual harassment prevention training. As the #MeToo movement swirled and grew, it became clear that something needed to...

California Sends a Strong Message to Employers: Prevent and Address Sexual Harassment…or Else!

There is a monumental seismic shift occurring throughout the country, but given California’s reputation as the place where seismic shifts are most likely to occur, it’s no surprise that it...

An Open Letter to the State of New York Regarding Workplace Sexual Harassment

Guidance on Workplace Sexual Harassment is a Good Start, but Current Content Will Have Unintended Consequences that Will Make it Harder to Accomplish Your Goal to Eradicate Workplace Sexual Harassment...

T-Minus Ten Weeks: What Companies with New York-based Employees Must Do to Comply with Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Mandates

The preamble to the NY State legislation aimed at preventing workplace sexual harassment indicates that the bill is comprehensive and multi-faceted. It enacts an approach “to help prevent sexual harassment...

4 Interesting Aspects of New York’s New Harassment Prevention Laws

The new New York State and New York City laws on sexual harassment prevention are the broadest of their kind. Here are some of their unique aspects, and our thoughts on why...

Is Bad Training Worse Than No Training?

Post-#MeToo, employers are more confused than ever about whether to provide harassment prevention training. Does it work? Is it a good investment? Will it actually move the needle as it...

Three Ways to Make Sure Your Online Training Program Hits the Mark

More than ever, company leaders are being asked to step up efforts to prevent harassment and other workplace misconduct. Many leaders in HR, talent, training, diversity and legal departments have...
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