You know you're not going to harass anyone, but you might be somewhat fearful of being accused of doing so and want to know where the lines are. You also need to know what to do if you learn about a possible incident of harassment.
This course introduces participants to the two kinds of illegal workplace harassment, the classes of people who are protected, and effective prevention strategies. It reviews the emotional turmoil, physical illness, indirect financial costs, and litigation risks that damage unprotected organizations. The training summarizes what organizations must do to comply with state and federal harassment prevention laws. It explains what all employees should do if they become targets and what managers and supervisors must do if they learn of an incident of possible harassment.
Michael Palmer is the founder and lead consultant of Grow a Great Company (formerly Ethics By Design). He received his M.A. and Dr. Phil. degrees from the Freie Universität Berlin and his J.D. from Georgetown University. He has been a lawyer since 1980.
Mike’s consulting practice has included work for Fortune 500 companies, Big 4 accounting and consulting firms, medical care facilities, and government agencies.
Mike has taught negotiation and conflict management skills to thousands of executives, lawyers, health care professionals, academic leaders, community members, and college students.
He works with Charles L. Howard, the recognized authority on ombuds offices, in helping organizations establish ombuds offices to help resolve work-related problems informally, confidentially, and impartially.
He has taught at colleges, universities, and law schools in Germany and the United States, including at Middlebury College (1996-2008) and Champlain College, where he teaches an online course on professional ethics.
Mike is the author of The Morally Responsible College, Professional Ethics for Business Managers, Complying with the Ethics Mandates of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Winning Settlements: What Lawyers Must do to Get the Best Deals for Their Clients, and numerous articles on business ethics, negotiation, mediation, and litigation risk management.
Mike first practiced law with Jenner & Block in Chicago and then as head of his own firm in Vermont. He is a Senior Professional with CMI Concord Group and serves as a legal expert in USAID-funded Rule of Law projects in countries with developing economies such as Jordan, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Azerbaijan, and Mongolia. A frequent speaker and resource person, Mike has conducted workshops at regional, national, and international conferences and taught seminars for professionals and business leaders on a variety of topics.