Every day there are more allegations of sexual harassment in the news. People are voicing complaints about behavior that in the past was tolerated even though it was inappropriate, offensive and, in many cases, illegal. While most of the stories that make the headlines are about celebrities and large companies, all businesses need to make sure they are taking action to protect their employees, their company and themselves from similar behaviors.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Understand what is and what is not harassment, discrimination and workplace bullying
- How to write policies and procedures that protect your company from legal liability
- Learn how to address inappropriate behavior in the workplace
- Learn how to document performance issues to protect yourself from false allegations
THE CHALLENGES THIS COURSE WILL ADDRESS
- Misreading opportunities
- Disorganized pipelines
- Wasted time and missed opportunities
- Discouragement and guess-work
LESSON 1: SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE NEWS
- Why now?
- What is / is not harassment?
- What’s next?
- Other protected areas
LESSON 2: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT AND BULLYING
- Legal definitions
- Management responsibilities
- Employee rights and responsibilities
LESSON 3: POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
- Written policies that provide a legal defense
- Training employees
- On-going communication
- Addressing inappropriate behavior
- Complaint procedures
- Preventing retaliation
LESSON 4: INVESTIGATING COMPLAINTS
- One employee’s word against another’s
- What to do when there’s no proof
- Dealing with false allegations
- Can men and women work together?
- Creating a culture where all people can work together
- Treating everyone with respect
DON’T SEE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?
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