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Retaliation claims are on the rise and now represent almost 16% of all EEOC claims. Retaliation claims are now the easiest EEOC claim to file and one of the hardest to defend.
The office bully makes everyone miserable, but the prospect of dealing with them can be daunting.
Managers and line supervisors should notice and acknowledge performance when it happens. Make sure they do - it’s a great way to keep staff motivated and engaged in your success.
Organizations need to be proactive with updated diversity training to prevent harassment and discrimination claims as new rulings are made and legislation is passed regarding Gender Identity in the workplace.
Retaliation claims have become the number one claim filed with the EEOC and this ruling along with other recent rulings have made it even easier to bring a claim.
Sexual harassment dominates the headlines again, with major suits filed in same and opposite sex harassment cases. Two recent lawsuits stand out from the rest and are sure to bring increased EEOC scrutiny.
With the drastic rise in discrimination claims last year, the EEOC is gearing up for a big 2011. Even a small discrimination claim will cost your organization thousands.
Human Resource Departments are already busy making sure they are in compliance with the new GINA regulations that were recently published and went into effect January 1, 2011. But more proposals may be enacted this year that will keep you busy.
As the year winds down, employers are busy with Open Enrollments, Budgets and Planning. Don’t forget to make harassment training an important action item for your organization.
The Commission attributes the higher claim rate to the sluggish economy and its expanded statutory authority under the ADA, GINA, and the Ledbetter Act. It also believes improvements in customer service and accessibility helped increase filings.
Over the past 5 years, 2004-08, an average of 564 work-related homicides occurred each year in the United States. In 2008, a total of 526 workplace homicides occurred, or 10 percent of all fatal work injuries. About 4 out of every 5 homicide victims in 2008 were male.
I Knew He Would Snap One Day: In September an employee of a Nebraska cold storage warehouse shot three coworkers before turning the gun on himself. Employees noticed the warning signs prior to the shooting, but no one reported the behavior.
Many employees believe there is nothing they can do to prevent workplace violence, but this isn't the case. In fact, often peers notice troubling behavior from co-workers that managers or supervisors aren't aware of.
Though everyone would like to think their workplace is safe, any workplace has the potential to be the site of violence. OSHA statistics show that an average of 10 workplace homicides are committed each week.