Archive for the ‘Harassment’ Category

Workplace Investigations: The Need for Outside Expertise

Workplace investigations may be conducted by your internal HR department, in-house counsel or other internal staff. Sometimes, however, you may need to turn to an external investigator; for instance, if the allegations involve your HR department. Remember, in California, any outside investigator must be a licensed attorney or a licensed private investigator (Business and Professions […]

24 Jul 15 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Examines Strategies to Reduce Retaliation in the Workplace

A panel of experts recently met with the commissioners of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to discuss ways to prevent and rectify retaliation in the workplace. Every year, claims of retaliation top the list of the most frequent charges filed with the EEOC, accounting for almost 43 percent of all claims filed in […]

22 Jun 15 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Top 10 Problems with Office Romances​​​​

Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of chocolates and sweets. And love may be sweetening your workplace, too. In Vault.com’s 2015 Office Romance Survey​, 51 percent of business professionals surveyed said they have had an office romance at some point in their careers. But office “sweethearts” can quickly sour on each other. Although employers should generally avoid inquiring […]

13 Feb 15 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Workplace Harassment Focus of EEOC Meeting

Workplace harassment is alleged in approximately 30 percent of all charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to EEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang. “By identifying underlying problems in workplaces and industries where we see recurring patterns of harassment, we are developing strategies that focus on targeted outreach and education as well […]

22 Jan 15 - Disabilities, Harassment, Training - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC’s Workplace Priorities

With the start of the new year, now is a good time to remind employers of the priorities the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated that it will focus on throughout 2015 and 2016: Eliminating Barriers in Recruitment and Hiring. The EEOC will target class-based recruitment and hiring practices that discriminate against racial, ethnic and religious […]

5 Jan 15 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »