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post »Harassment in the workplace: Where do we stand? Where are we going? | 4-12-17

May 10 2017, 7:24 pm

Bruce’s Summary: The Select Task Force created by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has completed it examination as to where U.S. employers collectively stand in the fight to end workplace harassment. The author does a great job of laying out the conclusions raised by the Task Force. According to the author the Task Force reviewed not just harassment of a sexual nature, but a broader range of types of harassments. Most interesting was the Task Force’s review of those factors that tend to lead to harassment. Of those factors found was the “rain maker” employee who acts as if he/she are above the rules, but due to high performance supervisors are reluctant to discipline. My experience over the last 35 years in HR is everyone knows who this is and yet as mentioned, these individuals were protected by upper management and what has always been amazing is that this always comes out at some point in the future and by the time it is addressed, the cost has become significant for the organization protecting the individual. The author further addresses what the Task Force suggested as ways to stop and/or prevent harassment before it starts. “None of the information contained herein should be construed as legal advice, nor are Calvin Associates consultants engaged to offer legal advice. If there is a need for legal advice, please contact and seek the advice of independent legal counsel.”