U.S. Government Sends Message to World Regarding LGBT Rights and Why Our Workforces Need to Do the Same

By | May 4th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

The United States Department of State recently created a new position, U.S. Special Envoy for Human Rights of LGBT Persons. While this is great news for the world stage and a good sign that progress is being made, we still need to be mindful that LGBT people here in the United States still face discrimination on a daily basis, especially in the workplace.

Harassment Training for the House?

By | May 1st, 2014|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Congresswoman Jackie Speier introduced a bill that would require harassment training for the House of Representatives earlier this week.  It makes sense.  After all, such training is already required for executive branch agencies. It’s critical too in the private sector; some states require it by statute.  But even for those that don’t, it’s an essential part of [...]

How Do You Train Your Managers on Harassment / Discrimination?

By | March 6th, 2014|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

The question assumes you provide training, at least for supervisory level employees, on how to comply with their various obligations under federal and state anti-discrimination laws. If you haven’t done so in the past couple of years, it’s time to roll out some training. The agencies and courts expect employers to have harassment and discrimination [...]

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