Though legislators recently released some new details of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination complaints against lawmakers, critics say the release doesn't go far enough.
To say that the world went for a wild ride in 2017 is to understate the obvious. On virtually every front -- from politics and media to natural disasters, mass shootings and the solar eclipse -- the United States has seen, heard and felt things that were without precedent.
Recent headlines are getting attention to longstanding problems in some workplaces. The spate of reports about sexual harassment in workplaces has many individuals considering how the behavior can be eliminated or reduced so that all workers feel safe. One professor feels that part of the solution resides with business leaders. Wisconsin business leaders can start by having and implementing anti-harassment policies for their businesses.
A former Fox News anchor has spoken out about her experience with problems in the workplace. She claims that the former CEO of the media agency subjected her to sexual harassment. The case was later settled. In a recent statement to media, she expressed some opinions and feelings about the topic that workers in Wisconsin may find interesting.
An employer has a duty to ensure that employees feel safe in the workplace and that discrimination claims are taken seriously. Many employers make wise decisions when they anticipate issues beforehand and create workplace policies that protect individuals from sexual harassment. Businesses in Wisconsin and across the United States can take preventive measures to reduce unfair bias in the workplace. Employees can then depend on the company to enforce anti-discrimination and harassment measures so that the workplace remains a positive environment for all.
Some people are asking whether the city council should be held to the same level of professional accountability as other city employees. The issue has come up in the Madison, Wisconsin city meetings before. The question is, are city council members employees or are they some other type of worker? A recent news story reports that some feel it is time for them to be considered employees and not exempt from employer sexual harassment trainings.
Knowledge is power. That is how one Wisconsin county has chosen to approach the issue of sexual harassment among its employees. Sexual harassment training is incorporated into the county, with county employees and board members receiving the class on harassment.