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5 Tips for Preventing Retaliation Claims

News about job-related retaliation claims might not snag as many headlines as shocking cases of sexual harassment or racial discrimination in the workplace. But retaliation cases, which deal with employees being punished for legally protected actions made at work, make up almost half of all workplace discrimination charges. State and local agencies may regulate retaliation, too, so there are plenty of grounds for claims. To

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How to Spot (and Stop) a Potential “Super Harasser”

Over the past few years, we’ve watched the downfalls of seemingly untouchable powerful men who have abused their power to harass and intimidate the people around them. As each one’s behavior was exposed, there was shock from the public and inevitable questions from the rest of us. How did they get away with it? Who knew about it? How was it allowed to continue? The

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What is Workplace Civility Training?

An annual poll conducted by Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate KRC Research reported that 93% of Americans feel that “civility” in today’s society is problematic. In our divisive and politically charged climate, this type of offensive, ill-mannered behavior is on the rise, and while not illegal, the hostile environment it creates leads to significant business and social costs. In fact, a Harvard Business School study of

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4 Tips for What to Do When You Can’t Outrun Your Past

The current crisis facing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is a reminder that none of us can outrun our past. No matter what he did or did not do three decades ago, his handling of the situation has made the situation worse and has called his credibility, character, and leadership into question. I think most of us would admit that we had beliefs or engaged in

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