| Human Resources
|The Future of Sexual Harassment Training
With an avalanche of harassment allegations making the news, organizations nationwide are taking note, no matter the industry. Sexual harassment is a serious problem Ė one that already has cost businesses millions in settlements: $400 million in 2016 alone, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Itís not just affecting your business monetarily, with internet searches on the topic raising over 566% in the last few months of 2017, people want to know more and your people are talking about it.
The EEOC defines Sexual Harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Although the law doesnít prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted). Approximately 12,000 allegations are submitted annually to the EEOC.
Despite those numbers, not every company is prepared to address this difficult issue. Is yours? It's important to identify what HR and organization leaders can do to create a safer workplace and mitigate potential legal damages.
Has your state implemented specific rules and regulations regarding sexual harassment training? In California, for example, employers with 50 or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment training for supervisors every two years. Itís important that you have an approach to provide the utmost protection for your entire business.
In this free webinar, discover the right way to train your workforce, build awareness on when and how it happens, and overall prevent sexual harassment.
Participants can expect to discuss:
..... the legal impacts on your organization
..... the future of anti-harassment training
..... how up-to-date-training mitigates exposure
..... further proactive steps companies can take.
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