HR is being forced to respond to an increasing number of sexual harassment claims revolving around explicit photos sent via text message, a practice known as “sexting.”
Latest case: A Hooters waitress in Florida sued, saying her manager sexually harassed her by texting explicit photos.
Lesson: Expand anti-harassment and e-mail policies to include cell phones, cameras, IMs and texts. Remind workers: If a message isn’t appropriate to send to grandma, it isn’t appropriate to send to a co-worker.
- OK to punish supervisor harasser more harshly than co-worker harasser
- Cull interview lists to ensure you include the most-qualified candidates
- Organize your personnel files to minimize legal risk
- Don't allow managers to issue hasty termination letters
- In Randleman, gender and disability bias cost big bucks