Make workplaces harassment-free
It seems like every time you turn on the news these days, another powerful person has made the headlines for alleged sexual harassment. Recent media attention to workplace sexual harassment in New York state government serves as a clarion call for employers to review and abide by legislation and their organization’s policy.
It is recommended that workplaces should exercise “reasonable care” as preventative measures to ensure a sexual harassment-free and a retaliatory-free environment for all employees. Workplaces should:
Establish and disseminate an effective anti-sexual harassment policy.
Establish and disseminate an effective investigatory procedure.
Facilitate training on sexual harassment.
Research indicates that individuals will feel more encouraged to file a complaint when they understand the process.
Thus, all parties to the complaint must be given accurate and adequate information about the complaint procedure, written in understandable language.
A vital part of the policy statement informs individuals what sanctions will be imposed if they violate the policy.
Discipline should be designed to end the misconduct and prevent recurrence.
Workplaces must respond promptly and reasonably in addressing sexual harassment.
Furthermore, workplaces must promptly investigate sexual harassment even if an employee does not want to file a complaint.
Training programs must address the procedures to be followed so all employees know their responsibilities.
A transparent policy and procedure and informed employees can help change the tides one workplace at a time.
Michele Paludi, PhD
Errors show that we can’t trust Biden
As it turns out, our drone strike in Afghanistan on Aug. 29, characterized by Gen. Milley as “righteous,” apparently killed ten innocent civilians and is just another example of Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal of our military forces from that sink hole of military misadventures.
Biden had touted that maintaining even a moderate cadre of quick-strike and intelligence-gathering forces there was unnecessary because of our over the rainbow capability to use drones to strike anywhere we wanted.
Well on Aug. 29, he proved that yes, we could launch a drone and hit almost anything we wanted. But even in the waning days of the withdrawal, apparently, we no longer had the intelligence to know what should be hit.
After we lost 13 of our valiant troops to a terrorist bomb near the perimeter of Kabul’s airport on Aug. 26, apparently somebody we trusted told us that there was a new security threat on Aug. 29, another bomb in another van.
So we launched an over-the-rainbow drone to take it out with pinpoint precision. Later that day, somebody we trusted even told us that there were secondary explosions from our target, confirming that the strike had indeed been righteous.
Recently, however, we found out from somebody we trust that we made a mistake, that the target was carrying water and 10 civilians, including seven children, not bombs.
So whom can we trust? Well, certainly not Joe Biden.
Win the covid war with vaccinations
We are not good at war.
We lost Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan
We are losing the war on climate change. The Earth will win and wipe out the virus (emphasis on “us”) that is killing it unless we act.
We are losing the war on COVID-19, but we don’t have to.
It’s the easiest war to win just by getting vaccinated.
Sandra J. Natale
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