Workplace Harassment • What it is & What to do About it

    In 2012 alone, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ordered that $365,400,000 (that’s 365.4 million dollars!) be paid out for discrimination and harassment charges. No wonder companies are working to be more proactive in preventing harassment. But how do you prevent harassment from occurring? What sorts of policies should be in place? What should managers do to protect their employees? And if a complaint is filed, what will we do? All of these questions (and more!) will be answered in this two-day workshop.

What Will Students Learn?

  Explain what is acceptable behavior in the workplace and what is not

  Apply the benefits of harassment training

  Define the various types of harassment, including sexual harassment

  Assist in creating a harassment policy

  State some ways to prevent harassment

  Demonstrate some ways to protect yourself from harassment

  Know what to do if you are harassed or accused of harassment

Understand the complaint process, from the complaint to the reply,

   to mediation or investigation, to a solution

  Identify situations where mediation is appropriate,

   and understand how mediation works in those situations

  Describe appropriate solutions for a harassment incident

•  Know what to do if a complaint is false

  Help your workplace return to normal after a harassment incident

What Topics are Covered?

Defining harassment

The purpose of training

  Creating a harassment policy

  Other prevention strategies

  Nipping it in the bud and protecting yourself

  What if it happens to me?

  What if it’s happening to someone else?

  Someone has filed a complaint against me!

  Addressing a complaint

  Handling false complaints


  Investigating a complaint

  Making the decision and creating solutions

  After it’s over