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Why Human Resources Professionals Need to Know Employment Law

Why Human Resources Professionals Need to Know Employment Law

Human Resources professionals may not specialize in Employment Law like an employment lawyer, however they are expected to be very knowledgeable in this area. HR professionals must be well-versed in many different employment laws, in order to be effective and compliant when dealing with employees. Many HR functions are governed by the law and include: […]

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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 […]

Anyone Can be a Target of Sexual Harassment: Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Anyone Can be a Target of Sexual Harassment: Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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 […]

Closing the New Gender Gap: Assessing Issues of Gender Identity in the Workplace

Closing the New Gender Gap: Assessing Issues of Gender Identity in the Workplace

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.

Think Before You Ink: Tattoos, Piercings, and Why They’re a Hot Topic in the Workplace

Think Before You Ink: Tattoos, Piercings, and Why They’re a Hot Topic in the Workplace

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.