No employer likes to receive a harassment complaint. Yet, how the employer handles the complaint can cause even more of a nightmare. In the latest issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine, LVBH partner Jean Hyams discusses best practices for conducting a fair and thorough investigation.
July 21, 2020 – SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Emily Kramer, former Carta executive and VP of Marketing, filed suit against the equity-management software maker today, alleging that Carta discriminated against her on the basis of gender, retaliated against her, wrongfully terminated her in violation of public policy, violated the California Equal Pay Act, and failed […]
Over the last few weeks, a lot of white people have been having some hard and long overdue conversations about systemic racism, police brutality, equal justice and the fact that Black lives matter. Talk needs to turn into action, not just in the streets but also in the workplace. Structural racism embedded in hiring decisions, […]
Imagine that you are having a problem at work. Perhaps your boss is sexually harassing you, or saying that you aren’t eligible for promotion because you took maternity leave. Or, maybe you are being blamed for mistakes made by someone else on the team. Or, perhaps you are being bullied. You want to report the […]
In California, employees have a legal right to review and copy their personnel files. Part 1 of this article explained the reasons why employees should consider finding out what’s in their personnel files. Part 2 provides the nitty-gritty details about the California law that protects an employee’s right to review their own personnel file. California […]
A personnel file can serve as the road map to a person’s employment. It often contains the initial employment application, performance evaluations over the years, commendations the employee has received, as well as disciplinary records or other written documentation critical of the employee’s performance. Supervisors and managers often read through personnel files when it comes […]
This blog is for anyone who believes that employees matter. And those who believe that fair employment practices lead to better workplaces. We know that description includes a lot of thoughtful, hard-working employees. We hope it also includes a lot of human resources professionals, diversity consultants, career coaches, management consultants, and managers. The authors of […]