Syntrio offers a series of highly customizable courses on a range of diversity and inclusion topics, commonly addressed in corporate codes of conduct. These programs are intended to communicate organizational values and foster commitment to ethical and legal business practices.
Two prior blogs have addressed the recently updated 2019 Department of Justice Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program criteria. Department prosecutors use these criteria to assess an organization’s commitment to implementing and operating a compliance program when an organization comes before the Department, principally facing prosecution. Among the chief factors that these criteria focus on is […]
The percentage of full-time employees working from home because of COVID-19 closures increased from 33% to 61% in just a few weeks, according to Gallup polls. The sudden shift to remote work has been a significant adjustment, and not just for employees. CEOs, senior leaders, managers, and team leads are facing new stresses and increasingly […]
5th and Wine, a Scottsdale, Arizona wine bar recently faced claims of sexual orientation harassment and retaliation. According to the complaint, the bar did nothing to stop alleged harassment against two servers, which include name calling, inappropriate touching and sexually based comments. Specifically, the two servers alleged that they were harassed based on a perception […]
For years a symbol of sex and male fantasy, the empire built by executives at lingerie powerhouse Victoria’s Secret has always carried a certain mystique in the popular culture lexicon. But as changing views of women’s bodies and enhanced scrutiny on the objectification of females both inside and out of the workplace are commonplace, the […]
Something unusual and surprising happened last week in the corporate compliance world. A company’s two senior leaders were charged with a foreign bribery scheme and—at the same time—the company itself was exonerated. If you’ve been following the case of Cognizant Technology Solutions, Corp., you’re perhaps also surprised by this turn of events. The short story: […]
This massive settlement illustrates the depth of issues a business can face when it allows discrimination and harassment to exist in its organization.