Mitigating the Risks of Workplace Romances
Positive relationships between employees are important to foster a pleasant workplace environment and studies show this results in improved employee engagement and retention. Employers commonly provide opportunities for employees to create professional bonds between workers; parties, happy hours, mixers, etc., may have the unintended consequence of facilitating workplace romance. Pop culture often depicts office romances... Read more »
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The “Post-Harvey Weinstein” Era – What Have We Learned?
Just over one year ago, Harvey Weinstein’s career demise hit the news cycles, and Employers Council started intensively reporting on and tracking sexual harassment trends on social media. For those of us who started investigating claims and providing attendant training, we have seen a dramatic increase in claims and requests for training. But we were... Read more »
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EEOC Respondent Portal Reopened
Employers with deadlines to respond to Charges of Discrimination filed with the EEOC received a de facto extension of time when the federal government partially shutdown for the month of January. This meant that the EEOC portal for respondents, through which position statements and other responsive documentation are filed, was down and respondent-employers were unable... Read more »
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