News and reports of sexual harassment in the workplace have been front and centre. The influx of these reports makes it very apparent that many organizations have systemic problems that perpetuate a toxic work environment. Employers have the responsibility to ensure the work environment is safe and free from any form of workplace harassment. What […]
What do you think about when you hear the term sexual harassment? Sexual harassment in employment is often believed to involve unwanted comments, contact or attention towards females by male perpetrators. Sexual harassment may be thought of in this way as a result of statistics that have shown there to be more reports of sexual […]
Last fall, a 10-year-old Vancouver girl and her family made headlines for her fight to get her birth certificate amended. It was not for any name or address change though; Harriette Cunningham has transitioned from a boy to a girl and wants her government-issued paperwork to reflect this. Other stories have come forward of individuals fighting government bureaucracy to have their passport sex changed, or other amendments that reflect their changed gender identity.
endra Behringer must have a difficult time at airport security. The Edmonton woman has 22 piercings above her neck – including 7 facial piercings and 15 earrings. Ms. Behringer says she gets a lot of dirty looks, and undoubtedly a few quizzical ones. But some of the most bothersome ones have come from employers. Behringer told the Edmonton Journal recently that one retail manager “didn’t even look at my resume, he just looked at my face” and promptly threw out her resume right in front of her.
June is not just report card time for students and teachers. It’s also the time for mid-year reviews, which have become an effective way to take the pulse of your workplace, and determine how you and your team are going to achieve even greater success in the second half of the year.
Summer is usually the perfect time to celebrate with your workplace team. The weather is beautiful, the work load may be lighter, and people are usually relaxed and easygoing. Your team may be planning a cottage retreat, taking in a sporting event, or even just enjoying a night on the town.
Use this 10 step workplace email etiquette guide to keep your correspondence succinct and organized.