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'Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable': Q&A With Neha Gupta

Originally published by Thrive Global, as part of their series "5 Steps We Must Take to Truly Create an Inclusive, Representative, and Equitable Society"

It isn’t fun to realize that you or someone you love has biases. It’s not an easy conversation to have with yourself or anyone else to acknowledge those biases and challenge them, but we simply don’t have a choice if we want to build a better world. Self-reflect: What are your biases? What does an equitable society mean for you? Ask the difficult questions: Why do you say that? Would you say the same if the person wasn’t ___? Do you know that you do ___ every time you come across a ___ person? Encourage others to do the same and welcome the uncomfortable conversations. It’s the only way to grow.

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Is Harassment Training Effective? Here's the Data.

During the last several decades, many steps have been taken toward stopping sexual harassment in the workplace. In a little bit of encouraging progress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported that the number of claims filed decreased 1.2 percent in 2019 from the previous year.

However, when news reports such as this alleged harassment of and retaliation against a Juul employee emerge, questions arise as to whether progress is real or just an illusion.

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A Look into California’s Law Banning Hair and Hairstyle Discrimination

On July 3, 2019, California became the first state to ban discrimination against hairstyles associated with a person’s race. Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill No. 188, the Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act, which amends the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the California Education Code. The CROWN Act is effective January 1, 2020, joining similar laws recently passed in New York and New Jersey, and represents a developing trend in preventing workplace discrimination and harassment.

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Connecticut Sexual Harassment Training Updates

In June 2018, Connecticut joined the growing number of states creating new and amending existing laws on sexual harassment training requirements. This trend, which started in tandem with the #MeToo movement, is aimed at increasing awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace and the rights and responsibilities of all employees to ensure a safe environment. The law went into effect October 1, 2019, so employers must ensure their training programs meets provision requirements.

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5 Types of Workplace Harassment and How to Prevent Them

When most people hear the term workplace harassment, many may think of sexual harassment. This association isn’t surprising—sexual harassment remains a major problem worldwide in organizations of all sizes. McDonald’s recent problems reinforce how, even after #MeToo, employees struggle at work because of their gender.

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What You Can Learn from 3 Recent Corporate Compliance Failures

Just when you thought things were getting better, two recent statistics underscore why being proactive with online compliance training remains so important to today’s organizations:

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Busting E-learning Myths Part 5: Visual Stimulation Versus Cognitive Value

From big data to burst learning, virtual reality to adaptive logic, several digital trends promise to deliver cutting-edge capabilities that can engage learners and embed knowledge like never before. On the one hand, some of these trends represent meaningful applications of modern technology that can take learning efficacy to the next level. On the other, some are not nearly as effective in application as one might expect. To separate fact from fiction in the digital age, corporate leaders must deconstruct some common e-learning myths to get at the core of what drives engagement, knowledge retention, and ultimately, return on investment.

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