Laws protecting employees from harassment in the workplace are strict. Companies must outline their policies regarding harassment, within their employee handbook. Kansas Statewide harassment laws prohibit job or salary advances, in exchange for sexual favors.
Sexual Harassment Training
New Mexico extends their Sexual Harassment Policy to Include Stalking.
Arizona has specific state laws regarding sexual harassment, but local laws may also apply and may include companies with fewer than 15 employees.
A new California law goes into 2019, regarding expanding training to all employees, along with past bullying & Gender requirements.
The Illinois Legislative body has passed several bills in recent sessions that will certainly be approved by the governor. These laws are forthcoming as a result of an overwhelming number of court cases involving harassment-related charges.
Harassment issues are frequently about inappropriate conduct in the workplace, specifically, or from a fellow employee’s standpoint focusing on protected categories, such as , race, sex, or disability, gender. This conduct must be offensive and of a unwelcome nature.This negative behavior is required to be repetitive, not just fun type teasing, or a one time off colored joke.These forms of office behavior can also be viewed as offensive, but the key is frequency, especially after the harasser is asked to stop.
Employees have a right for a “zero tolerance environment”
All companies have a moral & legal responsibility to maintain a working environment free from harassment and discrimination. California is certainly on the cutting edge of “zero tolerance” in workplace harassment issues, creating & implementing, AB 1825, AB 2053, SB 396 & upcoming SB 1343.
Recent updates to the discrimination and harassment laws for California farmers and the farming industry.
Many people may believe that sexual harassment is the one and only type of harassment that can take place in the workplace. In reality, sexual harassment is perhaps one of the most common forms of harassing behavior in the workplace, but it is by far not the only one. In fact, many states and local …