Three years after the #MeToo movement sparked a cultural reckoning around sexual harassment and assault, one-quarter of working Americans—including 29 percent of working women—say they are more likely to report an incident of sexual misconduct in the workplace than ever before, according to an independent CBS News poll. More than half of young men surveyed said that #MeToo has made them rethink some of the ways men behave toward women.
Sexual harassment has entered the remote workplace, as the casual nature of virtual and online communication blurs professional boundaries. Employers need to modify their HR policies to account for these new concerns.
The Puerto Rico Department of Labor has issued guidelines and a sample protocol for employers to follow in compliance with Puerto Rico’s law against workplace bullying.
In an unprecedented move, the governor of Puerto Rico signed into law HB 306 to prohibit workplace bullying. The law took effect immediately.