What should I look for in sexual harassment training for my operation?

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, workplace harassment trainings should be: 


 
  • Championed by senior leaders.

  • Repeated and reinforced regularly.

  • Provided to employees at every level and location of the organization.

  • Provided in all languages commonly used by employees.

  • Tailored to the specific workplace and workforce.

  • Conducted by qualified, live, interactive trainers or, if live training is not feasible, designed to include active engagement by participants.

  • Routinely evaluated by participants and revised as necessary.

 

"Employers also may find it helpful to consider and implement new forms of training, such as workplace civility training. Such training shows "significant promise for preventing harassment in the workplace," - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Which States Require Sexual Harassment Training?

• California

• Connecticut

• Maine

In Which States Can I Be Prosecuted For Sexual Harassment ?

All of them. 

Even in states that don't make sexual harassment trainings mandatory, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes sexual harassment illegal To avoid violations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers this guidance: "Prevention is the best tool to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers are encouraged to take steps necessary to prevent sexual harassment from occurring. They should clearly communicate to employees that sexual harassment will not be tolerated.

 

They can do so by providing sexual harassment training to their employees and by establishing an effective complaint or grievance process, and taking immediate and appropriate action when an employee complains."

In Which States Can I Be Prosecuted For Sexual Harassment ?

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