Data breaches were in the news again last week. The Association of Corporate Counsel released findings including the startling news that one-third of in-house counsel reported their organization had suffered a data breach and the majority of those breaches were the result of employee error. Another reminder that organizations and their leaders must take steps to protect their information.
- The EEOC held another Harassment in the Workplace meeting at which experts reminded participants that all protected classes can be subject to harassment in the workplace. The meeting also featured a discussion of how social media can be used to spread an anti-harassment message.
- Fortune covered a startup that uses an algorithm to match female mentors with mentees to assist them in breaking the glass ceiling.
- A federal judge dismissed a race discrimination case brought by white police officers in Cleveland. The officers alleged that they were treated more harshly following shooting incidents because of their race.
- The recently terminated head football coach at the University of Southern California filed a lawsuit alleging his alcoholism is a disability and claiming that his condition led to his termination.
- The Washington Post offered advice to those affected by the OPM data breach.
- HR Zone covered how the use of technology affects thinking and the HR role.
- Eric B. Meyer provided his answer to an often asked question: should a supervisor friend an employee on Facebook?.
In other developments:
- Doug Hass provided tips on how best to compensate employees who are off-duty but on-call.
- Uber is instituting a new arbitration agreement in all of its driver contracts.
- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released Theater of the Absurd, its take on how the NLRB views employee handbooks.