So, Rihanna let Snapchat have it this week for running an ad that she says is insensitive toward domestic violence. Of course, the social media platform quickly apologized, but Riri was not having it. I don’t blame her. Using her image and name in a game of Would You Rather where the choices are slap … Continue reading Snapchat, Rihanna Does Not Accept Your Apology
Social media technologies are excellent tools to facilitate increased diversity in the workplace. The challenge is to prepare for and manage the challenges that may follow. Continue reading Does Your Social Media Have a Diversity Problem? #diversity #race #socialmedia
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice kicked off a huge poop storm when a video surfaced of him battering his then fiancé now wife Janay Palmer recently. It was quickly followed by a wave of similar news, including allegations against U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller who is said to have battered his wife in a hotel room. Hashtags followed, specifically, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft, which helped to shine a bright light on an issue I had no idea was prevalent.
I consider myself pretty savvy and aware, especially about crimes perpetuated against women, but the sheer volume of support – and of course vitriol – that emerged around domestic violence following the Rice situation blew my mind.
I asked a lawyer what employers can do if they suspect an employee is suffering from domestic violence. I suspected not much given the legal implications. Here’s what Reggie Belcher, a shareholder and employment lawyer with Turner Padget Workplace Law Group in Columbia SC had to say: Continue reading “Domestic Violence in the Workplace #gender #diversity #inclusion”