Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers - Multi-State Edition, Version 3.0

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Harassment and discrimination can have a very negative impact on an organization's work environment and enormous personal consequences to those involved. Managers and supervisors have a responsibility to both their employees and their company to know their role in preventing and responding to all forms of workplace harassment and discrimination, including sexual harassment. This two-hour course is intended to help develop a set of values in managerial and supervisory employees that will assist them in preventing and effectively responding to incidents of discrimination and workplace harassment. This course is designed specifically to address the sexual harassment training requirements under California, Connecticut, and Maine law, but is applicable for supervisor and manager training in all states. Additional customization is required in order to fully address the state requirements. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati , PC and The Potomac Law Group, PLLC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with legal statutes or statutory instruments. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.

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Managers and supervisors in any company, including those in CA, CT, and ME


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Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers - Multi-State Edition, Version 3.0

  • witness harassing behavior in action
  • recognize the purpose of and requirements for workplace harassment training
  • identify protected classes covered under federal law
  • recognize the manager's responsibilities when receiving a harassment complaint
  • define the parameters of limited confidentiality
  • identify the essential elements and purpose of an anti-harassment prevention policy
  • identify the elements of unlawful harassment
  • identify the possible legal consequences resulting from vicarious liability
  • identify the potential consequences if a manager harasses an employee
  • demonstrate familiarity with harassment laws and policies, and your responsibilities as a manager
  • recognize actions managers should take to address potentially harassing behavior before it escalates
  • identify abusive conduct as defined by California law
  • describe how to respond to workplace harassment
  • identify options for reporting incidents of harassment
  • recognize the benefits of a workplace that is based on respect and free from harassment
  • respond to and report incidents of harassment
  • identify behaviors that are considered sexual harassment
  • identify key considerations related to harassment that occurs outside of work or after hours
  • choose key considerations related to retaliation for harassment
  • recognize key considerations related to harassment based on religion
  • identify situations that demonstrate quid pro harassment
  • explore options for responding to quid pro quo harassment
  • identify the steps of the investigation process
  • recognize the process followed by external agencies handling a harassment complaint
  • identify the actions to take if you're accused of harassment
  • recognize various forms of harassment
  • recognize the importance of courtesy and respect in the workplace
  • reflect on what you've learned
  • verify that you have read and agree to comply with your company's anti-harassment policy
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