Train employees to understand what harassment actually is and what they need to do if it is happening in the workplace.

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Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

How to Prevent Harassment

Workplace Harassment is a Form of Discrimination

According to the EEOC, over $100 million was awarded in settlements for workplace harassment in 2011. Unlawful harassment is a form of discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal authority. A company needs to establish a defensible position against claims of harassment that goes beyond merely adopting policies to thwart harassing behaviors. The first step is to train employees to understand what harassment actually is and what they need to do if it is happening in the workplace. What’s more, your company will want to establish that managers and supervisors at all levels understand not only what harassment is, but also know what their responsibility entails to maintain a harassment free workplace. By simply initiating workplace training, you are already on the right track to take the air out of a number of false claims.

Do you know how a hostile work environment is legally defined?

Whenever we conduct training sessions, people are always surprised to learn what constitutes an actionable hostile working environment. Some employees think its just working with grumpy co-workers and bosses! What you do not know can cost thousands of dollars in unwanted lawsuits. Educating your managers as well as employees on the specifics can shut down a potential claim before it is even filed.

How many types of harassment are there?

Anyone in the workplace can commit harassment – a management official, co-worker, or non-employee, such as a contractor, vendor, or guest. The victim can be anyone affected by the conduct, not just the individual at whom the offensive conduct is directed.

Unwanted conduct or open hostility only scratches the surface. Most people know that offensive touching or derogatory remarks are types of harassment. The instructors at Human Resources, Inc. will ensure that all participants have been thoroughly trained in all the nuances of this federal law.

What should you do when someone files a complaint? Contact the professionals at Human Resources, Inc. to enroll your company in our Harassment Prevention course.

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