HARASSMENT AWARENESS - IT'S A MATTER OF RESPECT!
In today’s society…workplace harassment is at the top of everyone’s mind. When the headlines share a new story on harassment every single day, people start to listen and pay closer attention.
Harassment in the workplace is not new, and it has been around for a long time. It’s never something that should be ignored or taken lightly.
According to recent surveys 6 out of 10 employers have faced an employee lawsuit and the cost to settle these suits averages $40,000 per lawsuit or more.
SO WHY DOES HARASSMENT STILL HAPPEN?
It’s for one of two reasons: The one we read about in the headlines is all about power -somebody who has the power wants to exercise it over somebody else who doesn’t have power.
The second reason harassment still happens is that the person showing bad behavior is just clueless that their behavior is not acceptable.
Either way, this spells costly disaster for employers, company owners, and even managers.
That's why It’s a Matter of Respect! Harassment Awareness training is suitable for all employees and is designed with down to earth explanations of what harassment is and isn’t as well as what actions are expected of them if they are the target or witness harassing behaviors
It’s Matter Respect! uses real-world examples of harassing behaviors to help employees understand how their actions or someone else’s can be construed as harassment and why it’s important to make it stop.
HERE'S WHAT WE'LL BE COVERING:
- What is harassment?
- What is discrimination?
- Why it’s important to be aware of it.
- How to recognize it in the workplace, and
- What to do if you see it or encounter harassment or discrimination.
AT THE END OF THE SESSION, EACH EMPLOYEE WILL:
- Have an understanding of illegal workplace harassment and sexual harassment;
- Be able to identify inappropriate workplace behaviors and bullying;
- Have a clear understanding of what behaviors are acceptable and what behaviors are not;
- Know what actions they should take if they see or encounter harassment or bullying;
- And what to do if their supervisor or member of management engages in illegal harassment or bullying.
Carol Westberry, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Co-Founder & Consulting Partner
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Carol Westberry is the Founder & Consulting Partner of PSSworks! and she is the Founder and Chief HR Passion Officer of HRToolkitsOnline.com™, your online, on-demand resource for HR templates, forms, eBooks and templates.
While Carol understands that not everybody loves HR, she knows that HR risk avoidance is necessary and essential for all businesses to survive. Her number one goal has been to provide her clients with straightforward, compliant, business-based solutions that are easy-to-implement and that will save them time and money.
Carol’s primary focus is Human Resources Compliance, and she has an impressive track record of defusing potential HR complaints before they turn into costly EEOC charges or lawsuits.
Carol and her team are experienced in achieving successful employee counseling outcomes, managing employee discharges, designing policies that work, and keeping management up-to-date with the ever-changing employment laws.