Sexual Harassment & Bullying in the Workplace
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- Define bullying, sexual and racial harassment.
- Identify common examples of bullying and harassment in the workplace.
- State relevant legislation.
- Describe the effects on the individual.
- Take actions to deal with a situation where bullying or harassment may be occurring.
- The impact of sexual harassment and other forms of harassment
- Understand Title VII and the state employment laws involved
- Understanding all forms of discriminatory harassment
- Definitions of Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment Harassment
- Recognize the most common myths and misconceptions about workplace harassment
- Tips for identifying sexual harassment patterns and how to put a stop to them
- Mistakes managers make that can create a hostile work environment in your workplace
- Practical guidance regarding the statutory provisions concerning the prevention and correction of sexual harassment
- Understand your organization's policy
- How what you need to do to make certain your policy is followed
- Practical examples aimed at instructing the prevention of harassment, discrimination and retaliation
- Tips for handling the harassment investigation
- Learners should take the time to go through their employer's policies on the subject as well as the general employee handbook.
It is the responsibility of employers to make sure that every employee has the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to carry out their duties in an environment that is free from harassment, sexual harassment and bullying.
Sexual harassment, harassment and bullying must not be tolerated within organizations and should lead to disciplinary action.
Workplace bullying, harassment and sexual harassment undermine professional working relations and adversely affect the service(s) that businesses provide as it can lower morale and result in stress and absenteeism. It also has a negative effect on other members who may not have been directly subjected to bullying, harassment or sexual harassment but who may have observed it or have been made aware of it.
This course is designed to teach employers how to protect staff from harassment, sexual harassment and bullying whether it is carried out by a manager or a work colleague, a service provider or other business contact.
Companies should be committed to the development and maintenance of a positive working environment. An essential component of such an environment is treating colleagues with the respect and dignity they deserve.
A positive working environment places obligations on management but also places responsibilities on all members to refrain from engaging in unacceptable behaviour and where it occurs to challenge and expose it. A positive working environment is not created merely through the introduction of policies on harassment, sexual harassment and bullying. Each individual has a responsibility to ensure that such policies have real effect in the workplace.
Policies on harassment, sexual harassment and bullying are underpinned by the following rights and responsibilities of all:
- This course is ideal for managers, HR personnel as well as employees who want to understand the topic from a policy enforcer perspective or employee perspective.