If you thought only employees could put you on legal notice that harassment is occurring in your workplace, maybe it’s time you looked up … into the sky. A new court ruling says that “helicopter parents”—super-involved moms and dads who hover over their kids’ lives—can officially flip your notice switch, requiring you to take prompt effective action to stop the harassing conduct. If not, you’ll see them both in court.
Employers have a duty to stop harassment once they’re notified about it. In most cases, it’s the employee herself who voices the complaint toCase in Point: Sixteen-year-old Samekiea Merriweather worked after school and on weekends at a Burger King in Milw... . But what if an employee’s mother complains? Does that count as official “notice”? If your workforce includes lots of younger workers, one court answers this “Mother May I?” question with a definitive “Yes, YOU CAN!”(register to read more)