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.
Career strategist Errol Olton talked about bystander intervention during a recent virtual event promoting race equity in the workplace. The event was hosted by New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services.
California employers need to remain vigilant in complying with the state’s expanded sexual-harassment-prevention requirements even if they’ve met the recent deadline for completing initial training.
A California employee who alleged that she suffered egregious sexual harassment for most of the 10 years she was employed by a pool and spa construction business could bring a hostile work environment lawsuit despite the one-year statute of limitations generally applicable to such claims.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has released an extensive report on sexual harassment in the workplace in Australia, with 55 distinct recommendations on how the situation can be improved.