Despite widespread publicity about the perils of sexual harassment, surveys demonstrate that many businesses operating in the United States have yet to address the problem. Moreover, recent news reports indicate that sexual harassment has reached the highest levels of management. Although businesses know it exists, they appear unsure of what to do about it. As a result, the specter of employer liability for sexual harassment continues to loom over the workplace.
Failure to adopt a pro-active and aggressive stance on this issue, how ever, can result not only in costly lawsuits, but also in a loss of employee morale, decline in productivity, and an erosion of a company's public image. That businesses are still taking chances may reflect a failure to adequately consider the risks.
To act wisely, companies need to understand the whole issue of sexual harassment. They need to consider the disturbing statistics behind an often hidden problem, the legal grounds available to victims, the current trends in the law, and the ways that companies can protect themselves.
The HarBeck Company’s highly touted classroom training course covers the important issues pertaining to sexual harassment and other forms of harassment that create a hostile environment.
At the conclusion of this class, participants will:
Issues Covered In Class
For Supervisors: Extra time is spent covering their role in both creating and limiting liability, as well as what action to take when possessing knowledge of harassing incidents.