Statistics for 2017 workplace discrimination claims were recently released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Retaliation claims were again at the top of the list with nearly 50 percent of 2017 claims being filed for retaliation. A total of 84,524 claims were filed in 2017 with 41,097 (48.8 percent) being for retaliation. Race discrimination claims accounted for 28,528 (33.9 percent). Disability claims accounted for 26,838 (31.9 percent). Sex discriminati
RESPECT IN THE WORKPLACE Assembly Bill 1825, effective for 2005, requires mandatory training every two years on anti-harassment for managers and supervisors of companies with 50 or more employees. 2015 will be the sixth time (or more) some have attended this training.
Assembly Bill 2053, effective for 2015, adds the requirement that abusive behavior be included in the anti-harassment training programs.
We named our training program, “Respect in the Workplace” back in 2005 b
When I present “Respect in the Workplace” anti-harassment seminars, I include the comment that having all supervisors, managers and owners attend the training mandated by Assembly Bill 1825 could be very helpful in a company’s defense should they ever receive a complaint or claim of sexual harassment. The attorney for San Diego’s mayor used that point this week when requesting that the city pay for the mayor’s legal defense because Mayor Filner never received the California