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Even top women executives still face inequities that can lead to missed opportunities. Likely as not, these slights are unintended, but exclusion from “the club” remains one of the harshest penalties for a leader. Take Theragenics CEO Christine Jacobs. She’s left out of the loop when male board members adjourn to the men’s room, where they continue to talk business. “It’s life,” says Jacobs. But women execs can make life fairer with these strategies:
Monitoring employees with video cameras probably doesn't violate employee privacy rights, but employers should make sure they don't step over the line of reasonable privacy concerns, such as monitoring dressing rooms ...
Should you allow workers to play music at their workstations? Should you have the radio on in the back­ground for the whole office? Should you let your people use their iPods to get through the day?

When facing a discrimination claim filed with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, it makes sense for employers to try to settle as early as possible, before the agency holds hearings and files an opinion ...

For a while now, General Electric’s top dogs have been studying companies they admire, like Dell and Toyota, seeing how they do things and trying to figure out exactly what propels them to the leading edge. The GE group settled on five “growth leadership traits” common to all of those top companies … and copied them, of course.
With obesity having established itself as public health enemy No. 1, it's no wonder that employers are putting themselves on the scales and weighing their own responsibilities.
Experts note that the meth boom is different in important respects from other substance-abuse issues in the workplace, and employ­ers need to be aware of the facts. Here's what you need to know:
We have one word for you: plastic.
Many people associate Billie Jean King with the overhyped “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match she won in 1973 against Bobby Riggs, who’d proclaimed himself the world’s biggest “male chauvinist pig.” What most people don’t realize is that, in an era when women athletes were treated like ornaments or freaks, King almost single-handedly forced the U.S. Tennis Association and tennis promoters to pay them on a par with their male counterparts.
Executive misconduct costs organizations an average of $900,000 a year: more than six times the cost of manager misbehavior. Harassment and other gender-related misconduct lead the list. So, what do you do?