Monday, June 18, 2007

Employee Behavior Problems

Employee Behavior Problems

1. Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a legal term, created for the purpose of ending harassment and discrimination against women in the workplace. The term is constantly being redefined and extended in legislation and court decisions. However, not all sexual behavior in the workplace is harassment, and the laws against sexual harassment do not extend to situations outside the workplace or school.

The basic definition of sexual harassment comes from the United Stated Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment

Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to the following:

*The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman or a man. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex.

*The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or a non-employee.

*The victim does not have to be the person harassed but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct

*Unlawful sexual harassment may occur without economic injury to or discharge of the victim.
The harasser's conduct must be unwelcome.

There are two legally recognized types of sexual harassment:

*quid pro quo sexual harassment:Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an individual's submission to or rejection of sexual advances or conduct of a sexual nature is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting the individual or the individual's submission to such conduct is made a term or condition of employment.

*hostile environment sexual harassment.
Hostile environment sexual harassment occurs when unwelcome sexual conduct unreasonably interferes with an individual's job performance or creates a hostile, intimidating or offensive work environment even though the harassment may not result in tangible or economic job consequences, that is, the person may not lose pay or a promotion.

There are two conditions that determine liability for employers in cases of hostile environment sexual harassment

*The employer knew or should have known about the harassment, and
*The employer failed to take appropriate corrective action.

An employer can be held liable for the creation of a hostile environment by a supervisor, by non-supervisory personnel, or by the acts of the employer's customers or independent contractors if the employer has knowledge of such harassment and fails to correct it.

2. Drug and Alcohol

Access Drug Tests UK ( and UK supplier of pre-employment and employment on site drug and alcohol testing kits and services.

AngelScope Drug & Alcohol Testing Kits UK ( provide Drug and Alcohol testing kits and equipment for Professionals and consumer Use in the UK and Worldwide.
Avitar Inc ( offers employee drug testing solutions and programs to help companies eliminate employee drug-abuse.

Drug Testing Products ( Testing Kits at wholesale prices.
Employee Screening.Com ( provider of drug testing, background checks, and employee screening services, for businesses nationwide
eVeriTest ( Verification and Testing. Providers of compliance software for recording and maintain Drug & Alcohol testing.
Hiring Store ( of oral fluid drug screening products and pre-employment testing that assist employers in hiring better people; reduce shortage and lower employee turnover.
Intercept ( fluid drug test, the oral fluid solution to modern drug testing. This new testing service detects the "NIDA-5" drug panel (marijuana, cocaine, opiates, PCP and amphetamines) without the need to collect urine. Use the donor-friendly collection pad to collect the oral sample and send it to the laboratory for "next-day" reporting on negative results and 72 hours for confirmed positives.
Introduction to Pre-employment Drug Testing for HR and Security Professionals ( Les Rosen, President, Employment Screening Resources
MEDIMPEX United Inc. ( diagnostic testing supplies : drugs of abuse Hair, Saliva and urine

Mr. Test ( Drug Tests & Employee Drug Testin
Pre-Employment Drug Screening ( third party administrator for pre-employment drug tests for employers.

Premier InfoSource ( screening and drug testing services nationwide. Criminal background checks, driving records, credit summaries, SSN verifications and searches, employment, education and credential verifications. Drug testing in DHHS Certified Laboratories including urinalysis, hair, swab and cup tests. On-site testing available, convenient collection sites and MRO review. Secure web access, password protected client area, 128-byte encryption. One stop shopping for all employment screening needs.

Publications ( Employment Screening Resources

RandomWare ( complete random selection and data management solutions for drug and alcohol testing. Manage and track test result data for random selections, pre-employment and employee assistance programs including periodic, post-accident. reasonable cause, follow-up, return to duty and other reasons for testing.

S & G Associates, Inc. ( service provider of drug and alcohol testing services, including DOT mandated programs.

TestMall ( and other medical tests. All the tests are FDA approved and offer high accuracy. ( are a primary wholesale distributor offering the best combination of price and quality in maintaining a comprehensive inventory of the highest quality rapid diagnostic on-site test kits for drug alcohol.

3. Outplacement Services

Outplacement/Transition Services

CAC Management Consultants International ( international executive development consultancy specialising in executive development, corporate training, outplacement, career coaching and executive coaching. We can provide quality services in 15 countries throughout the Asia Pacific Region, US & UK through our strategic alliances who are our local partners in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea & Japan.

Capita People Development ( leader offering flexible group and individual outplacement, transition services and career management solutions.

CareerLab ( & Assessment, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, and Outplacement.

Continental Search and Outplacement, Inc. (

The Human Resource Store ( Human Resource Store assists employers with Outplacement transition planning when the need arises. These services can be performed on-site, or they can be web based services as well.

King & Bishop ( human resource consulting and outplacement firm.

LEE HECHT HARRISON ( Outplacement/Career Transition Service, Coaching and Leadership Consulting Services to individuals and groups with our 180 offices worldwide. Our Greater China office is located in Hong Kong.

Outplacement Consultant Services ( your legal risk by offering your terminated employees professional, caring, and affordable career or retirement coaching services. Through individual coaching your transitioning employees will cope better emotionally and create a new career or life plan.

Phoenix Career Group ( career-minded professionals to the most senior executive managers, the Phoenix Career Group is a one-of-a-kind consortium of industry-leading professionals specializing in personal branding, resume writing, career management coaching, research, and distribution.

PowerTransitions ( is a leading independent outplacement and change management firm, serving clients in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide.

Quest Outplacement ( specializes in providing affordable one-on-one outplacement services. Whether you are downsizing 1 or 100 employees, we can provide your company with the means to offer them effective outplacement services.

4.Termination and Dismissal

Alaniz & Schraeder, LLP ( specialists in managing all manner of workplace claims with a specialized focus on succesful resolution of wrongful termination claims.

Anton, Gordon, & Monje ( employers, insurance carriers and third party administrators for over 20 years.

Kenney & Markowitz L.L.P. ( specialization in LABOR and EMPLOYMENT matters offers our clients certain unique services.

Kevin R. Madison ( cases of Wrongful Discharge by Employer in Retaliation for an Employee Filing a Workers Compensation Claim

Miller Law Group ( place where HR professionals and employers can go to find answers about handling termination and dismissal. A Reading Room provides interesting articles and newsletter pieces on various topics in employment law on the side of the employer and HR professional.

Morris Law Firm ( association of attorneys, located in Costa Mesa, California, with practice areas including business litigation, employment law, first amendment law, discrimination claims, defamation suits and bankruptcy.

Retire On Purpose ( your legal risk by offering your terminated employees professional, caring, and affordable career or retirement coaching services. Through individual coaching your transitioning employees will cope better emotionally and create a new career or life plan. ( psychological and legal expertise to help employers eliminate unnecessary employment liability and increase retention and productivity. Offers in-house and online harassment/discrimination prevention, conflict resolution, performance management consulting, and management development.

5.Workplace Violence

Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence ( official web site of the Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence (CIWV) where we strive to help Canadian organizations "profit through prevention" in their efforts to curb workplace violence.

CARM™ Workplace Violence Training ( providing your people with CARM training, you are offering them an opportunity to develop skills and techniques that could save not only themselves in workplace situations, but also their friends and loved ones at the ball game, or shopping mall, or just waiting in line for gas.

Coastal Training Technologies Corp. ('s workplace violence training programs will teach your employees and managers these valuable skills, including how to respond to and manage violent incidents.

Conflict Avoidance for Workplace ( group of ADR professionals led by Dr. Frank Hanna, Esq. with the purpose of training, and services directed towards conflict avoidence in the workplace.

HR Managment Solutions Inc. ( Violence Prevention Consultants.

Extreme Behavioral Risk Management LLC ( Behavioral Risk Management, LLC (XBRM) is a crisis management consultancy specialized in facilitating organizational preparedness and mitigating the emotional and behavioral consequences of critical incidents. XBRM helps clients predict and prepare for the critical behavioral aspects of all phases of emergency management. Our multi-disciplinary team assists corporations, governmental and non-governmental organizations worldwide. XBRM provides a comprehensive menu of diverse products and services tailored to each client’s particular culture and risks.

HR Proactive Inc. ( Violence Prevention for Managers Training

Workplace Violence & Harassment Prevention Program ( through Threat Assessment and Management Associates Inc. is comprised of three distinct courses that meet or exceed legislated, regulated, and typical best practice requirements.

Workplace Violence Headquarters ( the nature & scope of workplace violence ... provides a guide to identifying the warning signs & triggering events of incidents ... and has access to on-site training programs.

Workplaceviolence911 ( site is a comprehensive source of information on workplace violence including articles, resource center, model policies, workplace violence prevention policymaker software and much more.

Workplace Violence 101 ( web site dedicated to the awareness and prevention of workplace violence.

Workplace Violence Prevention ( seminar for Awareness, Prevention, and Survival

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