Harassment Prevention for Connecticut Employees – Office 2

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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 is designed specifically to address the training requirements under Connecticut law, and includes coverage of federal anti-discrimination and anti-harassment law as well. In addition to providing an overview of the types of behaviors that can give rise to discrimination and harassment -- including sexual harassment -- this course will discuss the benefits of and strategies for promoting a respectful work environment. 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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Employees in Connecticut


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Harassment Prevention for Connecticut Employees – Office 2

  • observe workplace harassment in action
  • identify the elements of workplace harassment
  • recognize why victims and others are often reluctant to report harassment
  • recognize the importance of reporting harassing behavior you experience in the workplace
  • identify federal laws that prohibit harassment in the workplace
  • identify protected classes covered under federal law
  • identify protected classes covered under Connecticut law
  • recognize that protection from discrimination on the basis of sex applies to everyone
  • recognize behaviors that could be considered unlawful harassment
  • recognize the concepts that form the legal basis underpinning unlawful workplace harassment
  • recognize quid pro quo sexual harassment
  • recognize how hostile environment harassment can occur
  • recognize the types of behavior that contribute to hostile environment sexual harassment
  • avoid behaviors that could be considered retaliation for harassment
  • recognize what retaliation for reporting harassment might look like
  • describe the purpose and role of your company's harassment policies
  • recognize ways a bystander can intervene in a harassment situation
  • recognize how much it can mean to a person if you intervene when you see a coworker being harassed
  • explain the internal investigation process
  • respond to harassment if you are being harassed
  • identify key considerations related to harassment that occurs outside of work or after hours
  • recognize situations that contribute to workplace harassment based on race and national origin
  • recognize the types of penalties companies or individuals may face
  • recognize the benefits of a workplace that is based on respect and free from harassment
  • recognize what happens when an employee files a complaint with an external agency
  • recognize the things you can do to help keep your workplace harassment-free
  • recognize your role in preventing workplace harassment
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