Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers, State of New York (RETIRED)

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Discrimination and harassment at work can have a corrosive effect on an organization's culture and can lead to low employee morale, reduced productivity, and even criminal liability. This course will provide an overview of the types of behaviors that can give rise to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, including those based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability. It will also discuss the benefits of and strategies for promoting a respectful work environment that is free of all forms of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination, while focusing on the specific role managers have in modeling appropriate behavior, responding to inappropriate conduct, and handling complaints from employees. If you have questions about harassment either during or after this course, please contact the designated human resources professional at your company who is trained in this area. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by 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. Because laws and regulations governing discrimination and harassment may change, the most current legal developments may or may not be reflected in the course. 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 any law or other directive. 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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Supervisors and managers in the State of New York


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Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers, State of New York (RETIRED)

  • witness harassing behavior in action
  • identify protected classes covered under federal law
  • recognize the manager's responsibilities when receiving a harassment complaint
  • 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
  • describe how to respond to workplace harassment
  • recognize the benefits of a workplace that is based on respect and free from harassment
  • respond to incidents of 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 quo harassment
  • recognize various forms of harassment
  • identify the protections afforded under New York State‚Äôs anti-harassment laws
  • recognize the importance of courtesy and respect in the workplace
  • reflect on what you've learned
  • recall information related to unlawful harassment
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