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Employer Zones Out

Auto Zone Ordered to Pay $185 Million in Gender Discrimination and Retaliation Case As an example of the destruction that can result from an employer’s neglect of effective prevention training for supervisors and managers, international retailer Auto Zone has fought a losing battle for nearly a decade attempting to defend a California gender discrimination and […]

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Smokin’ Spuds Goes Down in Flames

Potato Packing Plant Will Pay $450,000 to Settle Sex Harassment Lawsuit   Colorado potato packing plant operator Smokin’ Spuds and Farming Technology Inc. recently settled a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of more than a dozen women. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, the plaintiffs’ […]

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Halloween Office Parties – Trick or Treat?

Do’s and Don’ts For Max Fun, Zero Horror As in our blog “Don’t be Haunted by Your Office Halloween Party,” workplace celebrations of the occasion can build teamwork and morale if properly planned and managed. We’ve put together some suggested do’s and don’ts to help make your Halloween party a smashing success. DO: Evaluate what […]

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Dynamic In-Person Interactive Training vs. Online Impersonal Button Pushing For most covered employers, December 31, 2015 is the next deadline to provide workplace discrimination and harassment prevention training to their managers. California Government Code section 12950.1 requires all California employers with 50 or more employees or independent contractors to provide two hours of “classroom or […]

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Ounce of Prevention = Pound of Cure Department:

WHY HARASSMENT PREVENTION TRAINING, BY NEW YEAR’S EVE, 2015 California Restaurant Pays $100,000 and Publicly Admits Required Corrections to Settle Sex Discrimination Lawsuit California law requires employers with 50 or more employees and/or independent contractors to provide at least two hours of interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment to all supervisors in California at […]

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