Harassment Prevention in the Workplace

CO220
$995.00

For employers, prevention is the key to avoiding illegal harassment on the job, including sexual, racial, religious, ethnic, age, disability, and other types of harassment. This interactive, one-day workshop examines the legal and policy concerns related to this complex workplace issue. You will review and explore:

  • Inappropriate behavior that leads to harassment
  • Laws, agency interpretations, and court cases
  • Strategies for preventing harassment
  • Harassment at the individual, group, interpersonal, and organizational level
  • How to detect and resolve problem situations to avoid complaints and lawsuits
  • Options for devising preventive education and training

Key Topics

  • What is unlawful harassment?
    • The scope and range of inappropriate conduct
    • Contrasting social with workplace behaviors
    • Achieving mutual respect in the workplace
  • Legal requirements
    • Current federal, state, and local legal issues
    • Current EEOC guidelines
    • Understanding Supreme Court cases: Oncale, Ellerth, and Faragher
    • The difference between sexual harassment and other types of illegal harassment
  • Employer responsibilities and employee rights
    • Aligning policies to your organization's mission
    • Defining roles and responsibilities of managers
    • Developing procedures that will work
    • Collaborating with legal staff and supporting managers
    • Overview of conducting investigations
  • Addressing harassment
    • Individual strategies for resolving conflict
    • Taking appropriate action
    • Avoiding retaliation

Who Will Benefit

HR, EEO, and AA professionals and specialists responsible for harassment prevention and training; persons accused of harassment; all employees