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Cutting Edge Issues in Sexual Harassment


Sexual harassment training is not required under federal law. However, many states have enacted legislation specifically requiring sexual harassment training. States, such as California, Connecticut and others require sexual harassment training. Maine requires that employees are “informed” annually of the company’s harassment policy guidelines. Even if not required in a state in which you operate, the Supreme Court’s landmark decisions in the 1998 Faragher and Ellerth sexual harassment cases, subsequent court decisions and EEOC Guidelines make it clear that sexual harassment training is essential. #METOO should put it on the radar of every business. To raise a defense or avoid punitive damages in sexual harassment lawsuits, employers need to show that they have provided periodic sexual harassment training to all employees and know how to address the inevitable complaint. Training everyone in the organization can greatly reduce overall liability. This webinar provides a great opportunity to promote a culture of respect in your organization, put your company in legal compliance and create a defensible position against harassment claims.

Sexual harassment is serious business. Sexual harassment affects more than just the employees involved—it affects your entire organization. Besides causing emotional duress and decreased performance, lawsuits resulting from sexual harassment are stressful and expensive. It can create tension in the workplace, reduce productivity and potentially lead to financial among other types of devastation to a company. Knowledge of the law and preventing harassment is largely dependent upon workplace culture, values and behaviors that are encouraged or discouraged. It seems like daily, a new organization is added to the growing list of those facing sexual harassment allegations. Not only is It crucial to keep your organization safe and in compliance, but it's also important to take a stand and set a bar of expectations in the organization's culture by committing to true behavior-changing training.

Learning Objectives

Explain the importance of harassment prevention in the workplace. Outline what sexual harassment is and is not. Identify behaviors that might be considered sexual harassment. Identify the steps an employee should take if harassment occurs. Identify actions that can help prevent sexual harassment in their workplace. Identify management responsibilities in responding to a harassment complaint. Define retaliation and identify examples.

Who Should Attend

  • Team Leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Staff Managers
  • Human Resources professionals
  • General Managers
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Executives
  • Employers
  • Business owners

Speaker Profile

Profile Lean SMWith her extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of governmental compliance, Dawn Stastny has earned the title “Loophole Queen”. In an industry where everything is black and white, Dawn thrives in the grey. She feels “every business is unique, and their HR solutions should be too”. Dawn’s background as a high-level HR strategist for companies ranging from GE and other fortune 500 companies to small business’ Dawn understands this industry from every angle. Her indomitable spirit and commitment to her profession has made her a sought-after speaker and panelist.


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Event Properties

Event Date 09-18-2018 12:00 pm
Event End Date 09-18-2018 1:00 pm
Individual Price Starts at $165
Location Webinar
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