ICE raids followed a massive sexual harassment settlement at Koch Foods plant in Mississippi
Why Billy Bush is the key to more effective harassment training
Well, this disgusting story gets even worse:
It appears that it have been no accident at all that this particular Koch Foods plant in Morton, MS was the one raided by ICE on Wednesday. Last year, Koch Foods settled a $3.75M lawsuit for racial discrimination, national origin discrimination, and sexual harassment against its Latinx workers at this very same facility.
There's no such thing as "leaving it at home"
In the wake of #metoo, harassment claims have gone up, and so too are company requests for harassment training. But here’s the problem with that: research is now showing that traditional harassment training can actually make things worse. There are a lot of reasons why harassment training is conducted in the way it is today (and that’s a post for another day). Suffice it to say, we can thank a couple of key Supreme Court rulings, which also explains why so much of harassment training today is led by attorneys.
The problem with The Case of Al Franken
The world is a dumpster fire and it's really fucking hard to concentrate on work that feels mundane. In HR,I think it should be our job to make it easier to talk about hard things. We have to recognize that there is no such thing as "leaving it at home." So, what are we doing to create space for people who are hurting? How are we creating more room to breathe?
"How to Disclose a Disability to Your Employer (and Whether You Should)"
I usually make a point not to give attention to the stories that go deep in to the story of those accused of sexual harassment. But this one can’t be ignored. Let’s break down why this particular story in the New Yorker is so problematic:
Wrong Side of History
This article perfectly lays out the dilemmas that employees with disabilities face - whether their disability is visible or invisible.
The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
Federal law as enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) counts discrimination based on nation of origin as one of several kinds of illegal discrimination. The President's words are so racist and xenophobic that we literally already have laws against them.
Serena Williams and Billie Jean King
Sen Kamala Harris and Rep Pramila Jayapal introduced the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights yesterday.
"Exclusive Investigation: Sex, Drugs, Misogyny And Sleaze At The HQ of Bumble's Owner"
“The day I stop fighting for equality and for people that look like you and me will be the day I’m in my grave,” - Serena Williams
"Inclusivity comes to credit cards: Mastercard creates 'True Name' for transgender, non-binary customers
An investigative report by Forbes describes a toxic culture at Bumble’s parent company and majority owner Badoo run by Andrey Andreev.
"Politics Is Changing; Why Aren't the Pundits Who Cover It? The Donny Deutsch problem in media."
Nearly a third of trans and non-binary individuals say they have been harassed or denied service after showing an ID card that did not match their identity.
"Megan Rapinoe isn’t asking for permission or forgiveness. She’s asking for people to listen"
The face of politics is changing, so why are we still subject to analysis from the same mediocre white men?
Been thinking a lot about what it means to act as an ally. It starts with getting comfortable being uncomfortable.