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By Sarah Crawford Too often, workplace harassment training follows a dated approach that focuses on legal standards. When training is offered, many employers offer “check-the-box” training intended to limit liability for harassment. While it is important for managers to understand their legal obligations and for employees to understand their legal rights, new approaches to training […]
By Sarah Crawford Working IDEAL has compiled a resource guide for employers and employees regarding implications of the coronavirus for the workplace. This guide provides links to resources offered by federal agencies (included resources in Spanish), state and local governments, and public interest organizations that explain legal obligations and best practices for employers and legal […]
John Jay College Campus Climate Review. Working IDEAL was selected after a competitive process to lead a Campus Climate Review to provide the John Jay community and leadership with a better understanding of its current culture and climate as it relates to diversity and inclusion and the prevention of harassment and sexual violence. The Review […]
Studies tell us there’s a huge difference between having just one versus multiple women competing for a job. By Cyrus Mehri Originally published in Politico Cyrus Mehri, Esq., has developed innovative and effective diversity and inclusion tools across various industries — stemming from groundbreaking employment cases that benefit employers and workers. He has worked […]
By Jenny Yang Originally published in The Washington Post Jenny Yang, Strategic Partner at Working IDEAL, was commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 2013 to 2018 and is a senior fellow in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. The Supreme Court decided Monday to hear a […]
By Cyrus Mehri Governor Brown and the California Legislature took a major step to advance the U.S. economy by requiring publicly traded companies based in California to have at least two female members on their boards of directors by 2021. The wisdom of this new law is beyond reproach. As the former Chair of the Securities and […]
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