Sexual Harassment

Dangers of Incivility in the Workplace

Treat Others Civilly and Expect the Same in Return I’ve blogged about civility in the workplace before. Today’s blog is an extension of others on this issue. Civility represents the quality of our behavior with others in our communities. This is important for business because how we treat others signals... Read more →


How Should Women Be Treated in the Workplace

Blog by Pepperdine University student Beth This week I will post five blogs from students at Pepperdine University. Professor Carolyn Galantine assigned students to choose a blog and post comments. I appreciate students' inclusion of my blog in their responses. This is blog #3. Let me preface this post by... Read more →


EDI and Sexual Harassment Policies Need to Be Strengthened

Creating an Ethical Organization Culture Ethical issues in the workplace are varied and create ethical dilemmas in many cases. Recently, we have seen an uptick in issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and sexual harassment. I have previously blogged about EDI and sexual harassment and pointed out how... Read more →


Sexual Harassment at Ernst & Young a Problem of Indifferent Culture

Workplace Ethics Takes a Hit at EY According to an Associated Press story published on September 24, Ernst & Young was hit with a second sexual harassment complaint in less than year firm. Karen Ward, a former partner with EY, said her supervisor routinely commented about her breasts, suggested she... Read more →


Words of Wisdom on Dating in the Workplace

Is it Worth the Risk? Dating in the workplace can be fraught with danger. Objectively, navigating the normal dating world can be hard enough, but it gets a lot more complicated for couples that work together. Imagine if a boss dates a subordinate. Can the boss fairly evaluate the performance... Read more →


Civility vs. Incivility in the Workplace

Weber Shandwick Survey Results Seem Unrealistic An annual poll on civility in society by Weber Shandwick continues to show that a vast majority of Americans – 93 percent – identify a civility problem in society, with most classifying it as a “major” problem (69 percent). Despite this high-level of dissatisfaction... Read more →


Creating a Workplace Culture That Works for All

Tips for Women I have previously blogged about gender bias in the workplace. Pay equity between men and women persists with women earning 80% of men. Gender bias may be even more of a problem as old stereotypes still exist and women are judged by a different set of standards... Read more →


Sexual Harassment at Uber

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Part I The recent parade of women who have alleged being sexually harassed or abused got me thinking about a case that involved Uber just a few months ago. Before there was Harvey Weinstein, there was Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, who, on February 19,... Read more →


What Should You Do About Bullying in the Workplace?

Using Title IX in Bullying Cases When we hear the term “bullying” most people think of one student who harasses another and creates a threatening environment for the latter, sometimes leading to harming oneself or suicide by the bullied student. Workplace Bullying is an organization that provides advice for those... Read more →


The Morality of Whistle-blowing: Hollywood and the Government

Sexual Harassment and the Old Boys' Network I have always been intrigued by the philosophy of whistle-blowing. Today's blog explores the philosophical underpinnings of whistle-blowing as a moral act in the context of sexual harassment claims by women in Hollywood and staffers/contacts of government officials. Whistle-blowing is an act of... Read more →