Harassment Education Is a Must

Ponder for a moment the guidance federal courts are now offering employees. First case in point: Punitive damages are appropriate if an employer fails to adopt a harassment policy and complaint procedure and to educate its workforce on the subject.Second case in point: An employer’s existing harassment policy was ineffective […]

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Survey: U.S. Employers Are Increasingly Aware that Foul and Inappropriate E-Mail May Lead to Litigation

Smoking gun e-mail is so common in workplace lawsuits that almost ten percent of companies have been subpoenaed to produce employee e-mail. Eight percent have battled sexual harassment or discrimination claims stemming from employee e-mail and Internet use. According to the new “2001 Electronic Policies and Practices Survey” issued by […]

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