Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Maine Supervisors and Employees

Maine Sexual Harassment Awareness for Supervisors and Employees

Satisfies Title 26: LABOR AND INDUSTRY, Chapter 7: EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES, Subchapter 4-B: SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICIES of Maine Revised Statutes §807

happy multi ethnic business team smilingIn 1991, Maine became the first state in the U.S. to require sexual harassment training.Maine sexual harassment training requirements are some of the most rigorous in the U.S., requiring all employers with 15 or more employees to provide training to supervisors and employees.

When planning Maine harassment training for employees and supervisors, adherence to the requirements laid out in the Maine statute is the only way to guarantee compliance.

Under existing Maine employment law, harassment based on sex is a violation of the Maine Human Rights Act. Requests for sexual favors, unwelcome implicit or explicit verbal or physical advances or retribution on the basis of someone rejecting such advances is considered sexual harassment.

There are several Maine employment law obligations that employers should be aware of, including the responsibility of employees to report harassment as well as illegality of sexual harassment. Employers in Maine are expected to exercise reasonable care to prevent and quickly correct unwanted sexual harassment.

One important aspect of harassment laws in Maine is that an employer may be deemed responsible for the actions of employees as well as supervisors if the employer, its agents or supervisory employees knew about or should have known about the unwanted behavior.

In this two-hour Maine sexual harassment course both employees and supervisors learn about sexual harassment, discriminatory behavior and conduct that create a hostile workplace. Developed by legal and HR training experts, our course covers key federal laws. The course engages and confirms understanding of the material by using interactive features such as:

  • Quizzes & final test
  • Video scenarios demonstrating harassing behavior
  • Explain Federal and Maine sexual harassment laws
  • Define sexual harassment
  • Explain the types and forms of sexual harassment
  • Identify who the law protects from sexual harassment
  • Describe employer’s duties under Federal law
  • Identify who is liable for sexual harassment
  • Explain how to exercise legal rights
  • Describe the remedies for a sexual harassment complaint
  • Describe the elements of an anti-harassment policy
  • Explain best practices for avoiding sexual harassment situations

Sexual Harassment Training for the State of Maine

Help your business avoid dealing with costly legal issues and fines by maintaining compliance with Maine’s sexual harassment training statue. Maine’s Human Rights Commission can invoke penalties against employers who fail to meet Maine’s sexual harassment training requirements.

Compliance Training Group offers several training solutions that meet Maine’s requirements for harassment training. Our courses enhance the way employees’ process information. Compliance Training Group’s course materials include quizzes, case law examples, interactive scenarios, and much more.

Learn More about the Maine Human Rights Act

ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 5 Sec. 4551 et seq., better known as the Maine Human Rights Act covers all public and private employers in the State of Maine, regardless of size.

The Maine Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on sex. This includes pregnancy discrimination, childbirth-related discrimination, and medical conditions related to an employee’s sex.

In addition, The Maine Human Rights Act protects employees against discrimination based on sexual orientation, including gender identity and gender expression.

Gender Identity: Gender identity is one’s personal experience of one’s own gender. These people think they are whatever gender they feel like “inside.” They do not necessarily have to outwardly express their true gender, but may decide to change their normal gender anatomy with transsexual surgery.

Gender Expression: Gender expression is how one chooses to outwardly express their gender. This includes their clothing and hairstyle.

For more details visit the Maine Human Rights Commission website.

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