This company won the lawsuit, but they lost in so many other ways: with current and potential customers, current and potential employees, lost time, productivity, and attorneys fees.
The research showed that training should focus on behaviors. What specifically are employees not supposed to do? What should they do instead?
HR director can be sued personally for aiding and abetting a hostile work environment when she failed to investigate a sexual harassment complaint.
Technically, under federal law, complaints must be filed within 180 to 300 days. But as Microsoft is finding out, lawsuits can go back further.
For the vast majority of men (and women), their hearts are in the right place–but sometimes their brains are not. That’s why companies need training.
As the attorney who developed “Respectful Workplace” and taught it more than 1,000 times in 38 states, I welcome everyone who will now begin teaching it.