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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Webinar

workplaceharassment-225Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Webinar

For Managers and Supervisors

July 9 at 9AM

 

Claims of sexual harassment continue to be in the news on nearly a daily basis. A sexual harassment problem can disrupt your organization, scar lives, ruin reputations, and send employee morale plummeting and lawyer fees soaring.

For the past 20 years, I have trained hundreds of managers and supervisors in harassment prevention…always at a company setting. While I will continue to do this, many managers would like to like this same program offered online, for all of their managers and supervisors to hear. To meet that need I am introducing:

 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Webinar

For Managers and Supervisors

July 9 at 9AM

This 60-minute webinar-based sexual harassment prevention program is designed to teach managers and supervisors to recognize behaviors and situations that could lead to claims of harassment. They will learn their legal responsibilities, how to respond to workplace situations, and most importantly, how to create an environment where harassment does not exist.

The value of this program to you will be that your managers will know:

  • How to eliminate harassment claims;
  • How to handle to any potential claims;
  • How to prevent claims of retaliation;
  • How to assist any victims of harassment;
  • How to conduct an investigation; and
  • How to implement an effective prevention program.

By training your management and supervisory staff, you will demonstrate your commitment to a harassment free workplace—a critical piece in defending your organization against any potential harassment claim. And many states, like Maine and Connecticut, mandate sexual harassment training while others, such as Massachusetts and Rhode Island, “strongly encourage it.”

The cost of the program is $200 for an individual and $400 for a company with unlimited participants. To enroll, simply give me a call at 207-967-0837 or send me an email at rick@dacri.com. It’s that simple. Once enrolled, I’ll send you your webinar log-in information.

Added bonus:

I will also provide you a model Sexual Harassment Policy that meets all state and federal requirements and a copy of the training program slides.

I hope you’ll register now. Again, send me an email to rick@dacri.com or call me direct at 207-967-0837.

 P.S. Still have questions? Just send me an email or give me a call (my direct line: 207-967-0837), and I’ll be happy to address and questions or concerns you may have.

P.P.S Hurry, as this program will fill fast. And, if you prefer to offer our onsite training at your facility, give me a call and we can schedule it.

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HARASSMENT PREVENTION TRAINING: RECENT CASES REMIND US OF THE IMPORTANCE

(Guest post was written by the attorneys at Mirick O’Connell)

Despite stringent state and federal laws prohibiting sexual and other illegal harassment in the workplace, many employers and employees continue to be faced with situations and litigation involving such conduct.  In 1996, Massachusetts General Laws c.151B (“Chapter 151B”) was amended to require employers to distribute written sexual harassment policies (with specific required provisions) to all new employees and to every employee on at least an annual basis.  That law also encourages employers to provide sexual harassment training to all of their employees on a regular basis.  Unfortunately, many employers still fail to take those steps, exposing themselves to legal liability and the prospect of substantial damages awards, including back wages for terminated employees, emotional distress, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.

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Brett Favre Faces Sexual Harassment Claim

Hard to believe in this day in age that any organization would not have a sexual harassment policy nor train their employees in prevention. But that’s the case with the NFL and the New York Jets. And, as with most organizations that don’t take a firm position on this issue, they face a sexual harassment complaint and potential lawsuit.

 Future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre has been accused of sexual harassment and it turns out that neither the NFL nor the NY Jets provide regular training to players regarding the definition of sexual harassment and the actions that possibly will give rise to it. In fact, the Jets have no formal sexual harassment policy.

 One of the alleged victims has stated she’ll sue if the league does not suspend Favre, and demands that the league put a program in place to prevent this from happening again.

 Beyond the ugly headlines, tarnished reputations, and probable big dollar settlement, you have a situation which could have been prevented if the team and the league took the time to do the right things in the first place.

 Any organization that fails to address the issue of sexual harassment is putting their organization at risk. The absence of a prevention program, training and a policy demonstrates a clear lack of sensitivity to the problem. The league and the team have put themselves at risk for failing to take proactive steps to prevent harassment from occurring.

 If you care about your people, your organization, your customers, visitors and fans, you treat them with respect—and that means you put in place a strong Sexual Harassment Prevention program. It is that simple.

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