Low earners most likely prey of office sex pests

first_img Comments are closed. Low earners most likely prey of office sex pestsOn 4 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Young women on low pay and who have been in their job for less than a yearare the most likely members of staff to fall victim to sexual harassment,according to an Equal Opportunities Commission report. Sexual Harassment at Work urges employers to adopt clear policies forharassment and to implement and communicate an effective complaints procedure. The EOC examined 54 tribunal decisions on sexual harassment from the pastthree years. It found that nearly all of the 34 employees who won their caseslost their job or resigned as a result of the harassment. In half of the tribunals, the sexual harassment lasted for over two months,and in a quarter it lasted for over a year before the victim complained. Nearlyhalf of the staff concerned had not made a formal work-based complaint becausethey were too embarrassed and felt there was no one to complain to. Commenting on the findings, Dianah Worman, equality adviser at the CIPD,said, “It is vital that companies have a policy that is well communicatedso victimised employees know what channels to go through and where to start. “Employers need to be on their toes about sexual harassment. Systemsmust be in place as intimidating behaviour affects performance.” In a third of cases, the guilty party was a company director or owner. Afurther third were the claimants’ line managers. John Monks, TUC general secretary, believes the report casts doubt on theGovernment’s attempts to reduce the number of tribunal claims. He said, “We are concerned that government proposals to introducecharges for tribunals will make it harder for victims of sexual harassment toget justice. As the report shows, many victims are low paid workers who wouldfind it hard to raise the cash needed to bring a case.” www.eoc.org.ukBy Paul Nelson Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

NextGen Know-How: Upgrade your credit union leadership

first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A few weeks ago, I enrolled in a program for entrepreneurs. The first two weeks of this program are about decluttering your life–your physical space , including files, closets, and drawers, and your mental space, including negative beliefs and information overload. The premise is that by decluttering the things you don’t need or that don’t serve you anymore, you make room for better things in your life.As I’ve been working through this program, it feels great to give away old clothes, clean my office space, and make room for a calmer and cleaner environment. The program facilitator also has us creating an “Upgrade Plan,” identifying incremental changes to upgrade our life. These don’t have to be big changes–one of the things I upgraded are my pens! I had a bunch of old pens that I’ve collected (and were free) over the years, and they just don’t write as well as a nice, smooth Bic Atlantis.In the past I felt guilty buying pens when I have so many free ones, but I decided this was a small upgrade. I spent less than $10 to upgrade something I use every day. It’s a small change, and it feels better and reduces the frustration I feel when I find a pen that doesn’t work or write well. I also got rid of the old workout clothes I don’t use and that were taking up a lot of shelf space (because I convinced myself I might need them one day), and replaced them with new running shorts and shirts.This program is really about upgrading your life so you can let go of all the old “stuff” to create space and time, reduce stress, and really be able to live and work at your best. continue reading »last_img read more

Phishing for big game: The CEO’s email

first_imgBy now, most of our customers and readers of our blog know what phishing is. Spear phishing, however, refers to the technique of sending specially crafted emails to specific email users. Over the last few months (and years) these techniques have gotten more sophisticated and malicious actors having seen greater degrees of success using them. As a hoster of 1000’s of exchange mailboxes, we see many different types of attacks, the vectors they choose, and when they succeed and fail.The anatomy of a spear phishing attackMany of the spear phishing attacks we’ve observed have two common elements: an understanding of the corporate structure of their target and familiarity with how the organization uses email.Email StructureBetween LinkedIn, whois, press releases, and the about us page on your website, an attacker can easily find your executives, board members, and other leaders of your organization. I’d high encourage everyone to check a whois website (like who.is) and run your domain through it. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more