Is it possible Bill O’Reilly didn’t know the general boundaries of proper, lawful behavior in today’s workplaces? Was this highly educated, Harvard-degreed commentator unaware that continuing to make unwelcome advances, threatening to retaliate against those reporting them or following through could cost him his job and lots of money? Could O’Reilly have failed to watch Clarence Thomas’s 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing when Anita Hill’s allegations of sexual harassment captivated …Continue Reading
Yesterday morning, I wrote a short blog concluding that Fox News would likely face long-term reputational damage if it allowed Bill O’Reilly to continue hosting The O’Reilly Factor. Before I could post it, Fox announced the end of O’Reilly’s twenty-year career with the network. As a broadcast superstar, Bill O’Reilly will be remembered for his persona, opinions, stellar ratings and now the acts, allegations, and settlements that caused his departure. …Continue Reading
The recent reports and allegations of sexual harassment at Uber have once again have highlighted the ill effects of a toxic work environment that rewards bad behavior.
In mid-February, Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, wrote a blog in response to the many questions she’s received about why she left the company and what her time was like while she was there. “It’s a strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying story …Continue Reading
ELI is celebrating 30 years of helping organizations operate lawfully, professionally and in line with their values. Stephen Paskoff founded the company in 1986; Paskoff, an authority on workplace compliance and legal issues, has been a former trial attorney for the EEOC and a law firm partner in a nationally recognized labor and employment firm.
While practicing law, Paskoff came to believe that the amount of time, money and energy …Continue Reading
Combating uncivil or bad behavior is ultimately about workplace culture, values, ongoing behavior and accountability. Here are some important developments and ideas to consider when it comes to your workplace environment, potential learning opportunities and the overall health of your organization:
Microaggressions are comments, snubs or insults that communicate derogatory or negative messages that might not be intended to cause harm but are …Continue Reading