Sexual harassment

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No one can credibly deny that sexual harassment is a persistent and pervasive problem.  It infects all industries; none is immune.

While this blog focuses on sexual harassment, we must create cultures that do not tolerate any kind of harassing behavior, such as harassment based on race, ethnicity, age or disability.  Harassment of any kind is the enemy of inclusion.

March 13, 2018

 

 

There was a time when it was quite common for individuals to find their spouses (or partners) in the workplace. Indeed, this still happens today, although perhaps less so.

March 2, 2018

 

 

Friday night I had the honor to deliver the University of Houston’s 2018 Elizabeth D. Rockwell Lecture on Ethics and Leadership. This biannual series, created in the wake of the Enron scandal, exists to remind us that legal solutions are never enough to stop ethical failures. Culture always trumps compliance.

February 10, 2018

 

Amid the #MeToo discussions, the same question keeps cropping up: “Where was HR?”

February 6, 2018

 


 

Responsible employers, among other steps, train managers on their “bystander” obligations. It is not enough to refrain from bad behavior. As a bystander with power, if you see or hear harassing behavior, you must respond to it. But how?

February 5, 2018

 

 

January 26, 2018

I believe employers' efforts to eradicate sexual harassment may be misguided because they focus on compliance, claim prevention and defense instead of striving to create cultures grounded in mutual respect. 

But that's just one opinion. 

So, for this article, I asked senior HR professionals, employment attorneys and others the following question: 

What must we do to eradicate workplace sexual harassment? 

January 18, 2018

Make sure you have the knowledge and training you need before any complaints surface.

 

he general manager of a Massachusetts car dealership testified at trial that he “honestly didn’t believe” a finance manager when she told him that her supervisor often commented on her anatomy, tried to throw coins down her blouse and suggested they sleep together so he could see her breasts.

January 17, 2018

 


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January 10, 2018

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January 10, 2018

 

As a result of the “great awakening” last year of the persistence and pervasiveness of sexual harassment, we all know that more must be done to tackle this scourge.  Companies are looking to enhance their preventive efforts, and, of course, that must start at the top.

January 9, 2018

 

 

 

Remember that time when one your high-level managers walked into Human Resources. And that remorseful high-level manager voluntarily confessed to sexually harassing a subordinate — before the subordinate had even registered a complaint — with an apology so genuine and sincere that you got a little choked up.

Yeah, me neither.

January 3, 2018
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December 18, 2017

Sexual harassment cuts across all professional industries, as validated by the recent "me too" campaign. Incidents can be found in politics, law, education, corporate and blue-collar America, and Hollywood. One need only search Google for "sexual harassment cases" to find the articles: there are cases against prominent law firms, financial institutions, tech companies and even a yoga instructor. 

December 18, 2017

 

 

Q: What the heck is going on with this rash of sexual harassment stories and all these guys getting fired?  Now even a (formerly wholesome) household name like Matt Lauer from the Today show.  It makes a nice guy like me want to clam up around women at work in fear that some coworker may take something the wrong way.  What’s the best way to avoid being wrongly accused?

December 8, 2017

 

 

I imagine that, among the reasons that victims fear complaining about sexual harassment, is that spotlight may shine a little too brightly on them.

December 3, 2017

 


 

“Don’t hand me no lines, and keep your hands to yourself.” Way back in 1986 (that was 31 years ago, can you believe it?), the Georgia Satellites summed it up pretty well. But apparently not everyone was listening.

December 1, 2017

 

 

         

 

For the past few years, I have told the changing holiday tale of the Jewish Guy Who Wears A Chai. Together, we have taken a journey on how we can maximize the joy and minimize the myriad risks of the holiday season.

November 27, 2017