Preventing Discrimination & Harassment for Managers – CA & CT
Sexual harassment and abusive conduct incidents trouble the work environment by establishing a negative setting that can ruin working relationships, lower productivity, result in costly administrative actions and even more expensive litigation. You need protect your employees from sexual harassment and educate them on the explicit policy, encouraging them to report violations freely.
Adherence to the sexual harassment and anti-bullying company policy is essential. A ‘zero tolerance’ policy is the best option. This will help you avoid liability and disciplinary action by fulfilling your management responsibilities. It will also help reduce the number of sexual harassment incidents. Employers are liable for unlawful harassment by supervisors. Supervisory authority is determined by a person’s job function rather than job title. An individual is qualified as a supervisor if the individual has authority to undertake or recommend tangible employment actions affecting the employee, or direct the employee’s daily work activities.
California and Connecticut companies with 50 or more employees are required to provide two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all supervisors within six months of hire or promotion, and every two years thereafter. The goal of this course is to train supervisors and managers to recognize, prevent, and correct sexual harassment and abusive conduct, respond to complaints, identify retaliation, and promote a discrimination-free workplace. The course conforms with the training requirements of AB 1825 sexual harassment prevention, AB 2053 prevention of abusive conduct and SB 396 for training inclusive of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
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This 2-hour episode-based, broadcast quality, millennial friendly course covers the requirements for CA AB 1825 sexual harassment prevention, AB 2053 prevention of abusive conduct, and SB 396 for training inclusive of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
The Preventing Discrimination and Harassment for CA/CT Managers training covers the following.
- Definitions of discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment
- Discrimination and harassment laws
- Protected categories
- Reasonable accommodation
- Consequences of discrimination and harassment
- Quid pro quo and hostile environment harassment
- Individuals who may be considered harassers and harassment victims
- Consensual relationships
- Behaviors that lead to a hostile environment
- Workplace bullying
- Harassment and bullying via social media
- Stopping and reporting harassment and discrimination
- Protection from retaliation
- Contributing to a positive environment
- Individual comfort levels
- Offensive comments
- “Reasonable person” standard
- The role of a manager/supervisor
- Responding to complaints of discrimination or harassment
- The importance of documentation
- Internal investigations
- Understanding and preventing retaliation
- Key state laws of California and Connecticut
- Abusive conduct/workplace bullying
- Avoiding discrimination in the hiring process
- Unintentional ways people create a hostile environment
- Personal liability
- Diversity in the workplace
- The rights of immigrant workers
- Workplace issues regarding gender and sexual orientation
- Domestic violence and the workplace
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Transgender and LGBTQ sensitivity