A zero tolerance rule seems to be an obvious fix. These policies send a direct message your workplace is safe, free from discrimination and/or free from harassment. Why wouldn’t every workplace want to adopt this policy? It turns out, it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
I got called for jury duty this summer. I know it’s not most people’s favorite thing but, being a lawyer, I don’t mind having an excuse to do nothing but watch other lawyers argue and present evidence. I was genuinely excited when I was chosen for an attempted murder trial that was scheduled to last […]
MoMA PS1, an arts-based not-for-profit in Queens, is being sued for pregnancy discrimination. This surprised me. I thought (hoped?) our society had moved passed punishing women at work for having children. If any workplace is safe from this bad behavior it’s a non-profit based in liberal New York City, right? Art non-profits are supposed to […]
New York State passed a law in April requiring workplaces to up their game in preventing Sexual Harassment in the workplace. Even if you aren’t in New York, following in the wake of #MeToo almost 30 states were considering changing their laws around Sexual Harassment. Now is the time to pull out your policies and […]
The Gender Pay Gap exists. If you think your individual company is immune, think again. Unless you have actively reviewed your pay scale you may be relying on bad data from unconscious bias, salary history (which can no longer be considered in some locations) or other irrelevant and problematic factors. The best leaders and the […]