Harassment Prevention for New York State & New York City Managers – Office 2 (Retired)

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Harassment and discrimination can have a devastating 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 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 training requirements under New York State and New York City law, and includes coverage of federal anti-discrimination and anti-harassment law as well. Additional customization may be required in order to fully address all relevant state requirements. 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 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 New York State and New York City


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Harassment Prevention for New York State & New York City Managers – Office 2 (Retired)

  • identify the elements of workplace harassment
  • recognize why victims and others are often reluctant to report harassment
  • identify federal laws that prohibit harassment in the workplace
  • identify protected classes covered under federal law
  • identify protected classes covered under New York law
  • 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
  • avoid behaviors that could be considered retaliation for harassment
  • deal proactively with harassment or behavior that could lead to harassment
  • recognize ways a bystander can intervene in a harassment situation
  • recognize your responsibilities when receiving a harassment complaint
  • explain the concept of limited confidentiality
  • deal proactively with harassment or behavior that could lead to harassment and handle complaints
  • respond to harassment if you are being harassed
  • identify key considerations related to harassment that occurs outside of work or after hours
  • recognize how to handle various harassment situations you may encounter as a manager
  • identify the possible legal consequences resulting from vicarious liability
  • identify the potential consequences if a manager harasses an employee
  • 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 the importance of your role as a manager or supervisor and its effect on the workplace
  • recognize your role in preventing workplace harassment
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