Park Avenue Presentations

Workplace Harassment – Preventive Policies, Effective Training and Investigations

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Teri Morning

Webinar Description

Sexual harassment and other harassing behavior in the workplace has been a serious subject for decades, yet many employers’ harassment prevention efforts have consisted of a boilerplate policy and the occasional training consisting of a list of Do’s and Don’ts. Today such action would not suffice to meet legal requirements. Currently twenty states have some type of requirement for specific types of anti-harassment training.  It is clear that if an employer wants to avoid or limit legal liability in harassment claims, a good policy and effective training to prevent and correct harassment are critical to prevent problems and to develop a first line of compliance defense.

An employer’s obligations do not end with prevention efforts. How the employer acts (or not) upon receipt of a harassment complaint is the second critical piece of an employer’s defense – its duty to correct.  But many of the managers responsible to handle these claims fail to fulfill their obligations.

In today’s workplace, harassment complaints are likely to occur. Learning on the job can be costly in a number of ways to the employer, not just in attorney fees or adverse judgments, but also in loss of employees, damage to morale, vicious social media coverage, damage to reputations and loss of productivity that can take years to repair. 





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