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Harassment in a Hostile Work Environment

For Executives, Supervisors and Employees

harassmentAwareness, communication and early interventions are essential to harassment –free work environment. Everyone has a personal responsibility in making this happen.

Compliance Training Group is committed providing a work environment free of harassment, where all persons in the workplace are treated with respect and dignity.

Harassment is a complex matter. Generally speaking, it is improper conduct directed at someone, that the person finds offensive and harmful and that a reasonable person would view as unwelcome or offensive. Harassment can be any objectionable act, comment or display that demeans, belittles or causes personal humiliation or embarrassment, or any act of intimidation or threat. It includes harassment related to race, national origin, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability and pardoned conviction. Harassment can come from a colleague, a supervisor, a subordinate, another person in the workplace or from a member of the public.

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This interactive module tailored for either small- to mid-size groups between 25-50 for discussion and using MS PowerPoint, provides a review of harassment policies, methods for detecting and identifying threats of harassment or situations most likely to lead to harassment, and practical steps for addressing actual workplace harassment situations. This module will also address many of the common myths and misconceptions about harassment in order to focus the attention for the participants on the real nature of the problem. The topics are all geared towards stimulating meaningful discussions, and critical thinking.

Length: 2-Hours (Depending on clients needs.)

Training Type: Currently only available via Onsite or Webinar training

Harassment Prevention and Education - The Workplace Harassment Problem

Analyze the development and scope of workplace harassment. Harassment is expensive. A harassing atmosphere at work will cause low employee morale and high turnover. Low morale usually translates to low production or poor quality work. Many times a victim of harassment will simply quit and leave a job rather than have a confrontation about it. This costs money for the employer to hire and train new workers.

Defining, Identifying and Understanding Workplace Harassment

Myths vs. Facts – Separate the facts from the assumptions about workplace harassment
Review the major categories of workplace harassment, who commits workplace harassment, and the scope of the problem. Harassment is behavior which has the effect of humiliating, intimidating, or coercing someone through personal attack. It is behavior that will make someone uncomfortable or embarrassed, and cause emotional distress. It frequently occurs when one person wants to exert power or control over another person.

Legal Obligations to the Employer

Review the major areas of statutes and laws that may require employers to take action to prevent workplace harassment.

Preventing Workplace Harassment

  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Discuss the best management practices and implementing your organization’s own policy to reduce the risk of workplace harassment
  • Documenting problems of potential workplace harassment
  • Learn the warning signs and risk factors that can lead to harassment behavior
  • Personal safety tips
  • Planning ahead
  • Special precautions for investigation workplace harassment

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