The EEOC is reporting that cases of racial harassment increased 24% in 2007. Nearly 7,000 complaints were filed last year.
Of particular concern in the workplace is the outbreak of 'noose' displays.
It's nearly impossible to conceive that in this day and age, race harassment is still prevalent - to say nothing of the increase.
To reduce your liability of workplace harassment, remember these steps.
1) Get a handbook (or update your non-harassment policy);
2) Train your managers and supervisors;
3) Make sure no offensive displays are anywhere in your workplace;
4) Develop a policy that indicates e-mail and internet use are for business use only.
From USA Today.