Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
For Management, Supervisors and Employees
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination based on sex and can occur in many forms and under many different circumstances. Our federal government and most states have passed laws that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace.
States Requiring Sexual Harassment Training
All employers are obligated to maintain a harassment-free workplace for its employees at all times.
Managers and supervisors must be aware of their responsibilities and accountability for failure to prevent and correct sexual harassment in the workplace. Part of their responsibilities includes learning to recognize sexual harassment and the appropriate corrective actions to take in the event of an occurrence. As always, implementing preventative measures is the best tool to eliminate sexual harassment.
In addition to the legal implications, sexual harassment destroys the work environment and can affect anyone in any job, not just women. In fact, statistics show that 16% of claims are filed by males. The anxiety and frustration experienced by victims can impact their quality of life not to mention the quality of their work. As an employer, part of your legal and moral obligation is to maintain a workplace free of sexual harassment. By allowing harassment to flourish in your workplace, you will pay a high price in terms of poor employee morale, low productivity, and litigation.
This workshop will train supervisors and managers in the following areas:
- State and federal laws, rules, and regulations on sexual harassment;
- Identifying the types and forms of sexual harassment;
- Employers' duties in preventing sexual harassment in the workplace;
- Preventative measures to adopt to ensure a safe working environment;
- Conducting timely and appropriate investigations;
- Taking immediate corrective action in the event of an occurrence; and
- Remedies for victims of sexual harassment.
We offer three effective methods of learning: (1) on-site, instructor-led training, (2) online courses, and (3) learning webinars. All three are highly informative and interactive and makes learning and retention easy and fun. Please be sure to view our demo online training course!
For our live, on-site training, you choose the time, date and location and one of our experienced trainers will come to your facility using state-of-the-art equipment, professionally-designed PowerPoint, quizzes and educational literature in your choice of languages.
Our online training courses or learning webinars are easy to use and are favored by employers with employees scattered in various locations or who simply have conflicting work schedules.
The CTG online learning management system does not require downloading additional software as our courses open in any internet browser. The client can simply log on and self-enroll in any one of our online learning courses and receive generated email reminders. Our program also allows client administrators to upload company-specific material that can be used in conjunction with our course content.
Upon course completion, a certificate of completion will be generated and provided to the attendee for the user's own personal records. Client administrators can also manage and track its employees' progress and completion of each subscribed online course and export the list to Excel for printing and filing. And, these are but a few features and amenities offered through our online course management system.
Our webinars are conducted by a live-trainer and can be transmitted from computer to computer across the globe! The only tools necessary are a computer and either speakers, headphones, or a telephone. It's just that easy! This method allows a much more personal interaction between trainer and clients, which cannot be experienced through the online training courses.
Our trainers are highly qualified presenters with knowledge and expertise in the prevention, discrimination and retaliation related to sexual harassment.
Length: 2-4 Hours (depending on the client's needs).
Preventing Sexual Harassment
First, adopt a clear sexual harassment policy. Devote a section in your employee policy handbook to sexual harassment that should:
- Define sexual harassment
- State in no uncertain terms that you will not tolerate sexual harassment
- State that you will discipline or fire any wrongdoers
- Set out a clear procedure for filing sexual harassment complaint
- State that you will investigate fully any complaints that you receive
- State that you will not tolerate retaliation against anyone who complains about sexual harassment
Second, disseminate this policy to all employees. Third, regularly provide training to all employees on your policies and on sexual harassment awareness. And, lastly, continually monitor your workplace for signs of sexual harassment.