Underestimating Harassment, Power and Control

“If you wouldn’t say it or do it in front of your parents, partner or a close friend of the same or opposite sex, don’t say it, don’t do it;”

This is a line from an Employee Handbook, a line I’ve seen not just once in my career.  With recent focus on sexual harassment, this may seem like well meant advice to potential perpetrators. Continue reading “Underestimating Harassment, Power and Control”

Bereavement Policy?

Imagine if you were told by your employer that you could not go to the funeral of a loved one? Imagine if that was because your boss didn’t consider the individual to be close enough to you? Take for example, you lose a friend, but the policy says family only and your annual leave policy requires notice you can’t give, as a result you are told you can’t attend their funeral. It might surprise you but it does happen. Continue reading “Bereavement Policy?”