This Training is designed to prevent harassment, discrimination, and retaliation and promote bystander intervention, civility, and respect. It helps educate employees about unlawful and inappropriate conduct and reinforces the employer’s goals of affording safe and comfortable workplaces. It highlights the importance of being a good bystander through intervention and speaking up to stop inappropriate conduct and support colleagues. It is relevant for employees at all levels and non-employees who interact with employees.
The Training covers the legal framework pertaining to sexual harassment (hostile work environment/quid pro quo) as well as other protected categories of discrimination and retaliation, including, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, etc., and the broad legal remedies and individual liability. There is discussion on the current social and legal landscape, including a review of the protections afforded by the Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act (CROWN Act) and awareness of implicit/unconscious bias.
Additionally, the Training covers:
Factual scenarios demonstrating problematic conduct
Examples of verbal, non-verbal, and physically harassing conduct
Electronic communications, social media, and off-duty conduct
Understanding proper boundaries
Strategies in addressing unwelcome behavior
Reporting concerns under the employer’s policies
Complaints “protected” under the law
Strict prohibitions against retaliation
For those in leadership/managerial roles, the Training further includes instruction on practices to prevent and remediate prohibited conduct, such as:
Engaging in proactive efforts
Recognizing protected conduct
Responding to complaints
Escalating concerns once aware of potentially unlawful behavior
The Training highlights the importance of respect and civility in the workplace and the prevention of violence, abuse, intimidation, and bullying.
This Training can be tailored to suit the employer’s needs and is conducted live (on site or virtually). It is typically 2-3 hours but can be enhanced. KSB Law is also able to assist Employers with updating policies and practices on the areas covered in this Training.
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