Sexual Harassment - Creating an Awareness for Managers

Program Outline – Half Day

Everyone loses when sexual harassment occurs. It affects productivity and lowers morale at all levels of an organization. Sexual Harassment causes companies to lose thousands of dollars each year, in lost time, lower productivity, illness, and lawsuits. Learn guidelines for recognizing sexual harassment. Become aware of your responsibilities and learn how to handle a complaint.

Managers will learn how:

  • • define sexual harassment and how that has changed in light of recent court decisions;
  • • learn guidelines for recognizing sexual harassment:
  • • be aware of responsibilities regarding sexual harassment in the workplace
  • • handle a sexual harassment complaint

    More often than not, it is the subtle forms of hostile work environment, physical, verbal and visual that create gray areas for some and clearly produces an uncomfortable environment for others. Your company policy will be reviewed in the training session.

    What Will Be Covered:
  • ^ Awareness Inventory/ Company Policy
  • ^ Know the Law
    • Quid Pro Quo
    • Hostile Work Environment
    • EEOC Guidelines
    • ADA Guidelines
  • ^ Video Review
  • ^ How to Prevent Sexual Harassment
  • ^ Is It, or Isn’t It? - Cases Studies
  • ^ What Should You Do?
    • If Harassed?
    • If Someone Brings You a Complaint?
    • Documentation

    Audience: Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders

    “This was the first time management liability and responsibility had been explained to me in the years I’ve been a supervisor. I always thought sexual harassment was a way people used the system to get out of working, I mean we are all adults, right? If you don’t like something walk away. I never realized the effect that some things had on people and on their productivity. This really opened my eyes. I have a lot of work to do in my department! Thanks!”

    Sexual Harassment - Understanding Employee Rights and Responsibilities

    Program Outline 60-90 minutes

    “Is it okay if I share a dirty joke at lunch time? We are off the clock.” “Jack gives the greatest shoulder messages, that can’t be sexual harassment. I enjoy it.” “Everyone equally participates in the discussions. We have a tight group. Sometimes it gets pretty explicit, but no one complains.” Are these

    All employees have the right to work in a hostile free work environment. All employees also have the responsibility to help maintain a hostile free work environment. Your employees will learn what is acceptable and what is not in terms of verbal, visual and physical hostile work environments. They will also review your company policy in this short employee version, (usually time ranges from 60 – 90 minutes.)

    What Will Be Covered:
  • ^ Harassment: Is it or isn’t it? (Instructor-led Examples)
  • ^ Know the Law
    • EEOC Guidelines
    • Quid Pro Quo
    • Hostile Work Environment
  • ^ Video Clip Review
  • ^ Your Rights and Responsibilities
  • ^ What Should You Do?

  • Audience: All Employees

    “We have a good team and sometimes when things get really busy we tend to talk and share jokes to lighten things up. I never thought about it offending anyone. This seminar made me more aware of how what I say and do can make others uncomfortable. It really opened my eyes!”

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