ICE raids followed a massive sexual harassment settlement at Koch Foods plant in Mississippi

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.

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Rebecca Weaver
Why Billy Bush is the key to more effective harassment training

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.

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Rebecca Weaver
There's no such thing as "leaving it at home"

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?

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Rebecca Weaver
The problem with The Case of Al Franken

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:⁣

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Rebecca Weaver
Wrong Side of History

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.

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Rebecca Weaver