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This updated program provides answers to several of the most common questions managers struggle with concerning harassment and discrimination. • What is included under Federal or State Law as Harassment? • What should I do when an issue is reported to me? • What are my responsibilities related to the individuals affected by the report? • Can I be sued if I don’t respond appropriately? In addition, the program provides managers with four specific actions they can take to help ensure they keep themselves and your organization in compliance with the law. It's specifically designed to cut through the legal jargon to provide clear and concise information in terms that everyone can understand.
By now, you probably know what sexual harassment is. But there's more to harassment than you may think. What starts as harassment can become discrimination, too. A thought-provoking video that uses music, text and graphics to inspire and stimulate discussion about harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
This video provides a great introduction to the topic of avoiding harassment and discrimination lawsuits. It sets the stage for several situations and questions/answers to key legal landlines in the workplace.
Harassment and discrimination is still not just about sex anymore. And you know what... It shouldn't be. Because we all have a right to come to work and have it be a place where we're respected, where we're treated fairly, where we can focus on our work and do a good job.
This case study covers the ADA and a case of being accused of not doing enough to accommodate an employee.
A thought-provoking video that uses music, text and graphics to inspire and stimulate discussion about harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
Just Updated! In the ever-changing work environment, it's difficult to know - or understand - what's allowed and what's not allowed at work. This best-selling program brings greater awareness to the many types of harassment which can occur in the workplace. It dramatizes employee behaviors that can lead to formal charges and result in serious consequences for the individual... and the organization. Topics covered: protected classes (i.e. pregnancy, obesity), general harassment, gender identity, religion, free speech and more!
Updated with the US Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ+ workers! There is far more to workplace harassment and discrimination than just sex. To demonstrate, this program dramatizes employee behaviors that lead to formal charges and result in serious consequences for the individuals involved. Topics covered: protected classes (i.e. pregnancy, obesity), paternalism, gender identity, religion, free speech and much more!
This program is designed to stimulate discussion about the non-sexual forms of harassment in the workplace, including religion, age, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability and retaliation. This video program will provide employees with valuable tools to help eliminate the emotional and financial problem of harassment in the workplace. The eight stop-and-discuss video vignettes are designed to show employees what constitutes unprofessional, unacceptable or illegal behavior-and how to handle harassment when it does occur.
When it comes to harassment and discrimination cases, there are clear steps in how to address and investigate. Those rules should be defined in the organization's harassment prevention policies.
Workplace dating can be a tough topic to tackle... especially if it happens between managers and direct reports. Get in front of the situation by understanding the issues and how your harassment and discrimination policy guides your steps.
Failing to implement and especially failing to enforce your organization's harassment and discrimination prevention policies can lead to big problems for you... and the organization. This short video discusses the consequences of failing to enforce harassment prevention policies and procedures.
The consequences of not preventing workplace harassment are just too detrimental. This short video outlines those very consequences of failing to prevent harassment and discrimination.
When it comes to preventing workplace harassment and discrimination, you need to recognize it... and quickly. This video outlines how to recognize and stop both.
Working through legal landmines can be tough. Four key actions for staying out of a harassment & discrimination lawsuit are covered in this video.
In making hiring decisions, it is important and necessary to follow good employment practices. And we must not engage in any actions that would result in unlawful discrimination. In short, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policies on dealing with diversity and preventing discrimination in the workplace.
How many times have you found out something about somebody you work with and - you don't mean to – but you start treating the person differently. Believe it or not, that could end up being a bad thing. Gossip in the workplace usually ends up bad...for everyone.
This vignette shows an employee who felt he was targeted or assigned specific territories because of his race. The law prohibits organizations from assigning primarily minorities to predominantly minority establishments or geographic areas.
Transitioning to a different gender is a deeply personal decision. There are many unknowns and the added stress of how the workplace, and even customers, will accept the transitioning employee is very real. There are a variety of Federal, state and local laws that expressly protect workers based on their gender identity and sexual orientation.
It shouldn't surprise you that making employment decisions because you think an employee is too old can get you into a lot of trouble. Bottom line, if you target someone for negative treatment because of their age - sooner or later, you're going to end up defending yourself to your employer, to an opposing attorney, a government agency, or even a judge or jury.
We all bring our own view of the world into work every day. And sooner or later, we're going to work side-by-side with someone whose background and experiences are light-years different from ours. But treating somebody with anything less than professionalism and respect - for whatever reason – is a big mistake.
Managers today are expected to do more than just supervise daily work activity. They are also legally obligated to understand and enforce company employment policies and procedures to reduce the chance of discrimination and lawsuits. It's the Law™ uses a variety of workplace scenarios to illustrate that taking critical precautions and having a clear understanding of the law will minimize employment discrimination and maximize equal employment opportunity.
Updated with the US Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ+ workers! Now more than ever, your employees need to know exactly where the boundaries of acceptable and legal workplace behavior are drawn. Right Side of the Line™ addresses harassment in all its form, including hazing, gossip, retaliation and more. This workshop meets federal compliance standards for harassment prevention training, giving employees the tools to resolve situations before they escalate. For your business issues on: Harassment, Discrimination, EEOC & Legal Issues.
When we perpetuate stereotypes about people based on things like their appearance or where they come from, not only is it unprofessional and disrespectful… it also can be illegal. Actions and even conversations about a co-worker based on their national origin or ethnicity is a violation of policy and can lead to legal issues if not stopped. Yes, we all have a right to think what we want to think. But… it's critical that we refrain from expressing those kinds of views - publicly or privately – by words or actions, in the workplace.
Recognizing and stopping harassment is an essential component of a respectful and innovative workplace. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to address and prevent workplace harassment and bullying. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Recognizing and stopping all forms of harassment is an essential component of a respectful and innovative workplace. These easy-to-use cards provide a quick overview along with thought-provoking definitions on effective ways to address and prevent workplace bullying. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Simply not harassing women is not enough. Men must commit to mentoring women. Organizations must commit to mentoring women. Now more than ever, we need men to support women in the workplace... not avoid them. When women have the same opportunities to succeed and lead as men, it spurs innovation... and enables equity and a stronger sense of belonging.
National Best-Seller! Managers within your organization may well understand the importance of avoiding obvious discriminatory interview questions. But what if a manager asks a discriminatory question unintentionally? The principles of legal and effective interviewing are presented in this Law & Order-style program, find out the interview no-no's, side-step the legal landmines, and conduct a fair and effective interview.
Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois now requires all employers to provide sexual harassment training. SB 75 (also known as the Workplace Transparency Act), mandates that all employees receive sexual harassment training annually. The first deadline is January 1, 2021.
All of us have things that we value and believe in strongly. But it's important that we make sure that we don't cross the line and allow those convictions to get in the way of treating others with respect. Most organizations have policies that prohibit harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Connecticut has enacted a state law, the Time’s Up Act, expanding sexual harassment training requirements for employers with employees working in Connecticut. Employers must now provide two hours of sexual harassment training to all employees in Connecticut, not just supervisors. This course will drive deep conversations around the definition and consequences of sexual harassment.
With the passing of Delaware House Bill (HB) 360, the state created a new section to the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act (DDEA) that focuses specifically on sexual harassment. Delaware companies with 50 or more employees (excluding independent contractors or employees who work less than 6 months) are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training every two (2) years. This flexible course platform allows facilitators to customize and present a course that fits both their compliance needs and their organizational needs.
Specific for New York State (New York State Human Rights Law) and New York City (NYC Human Rights Law) sexual harassment training requirements! New York companies are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training. This flexible course platform allows facilitators to customize and present a course that fits both their compliance needs and their organizational needs.
Most of us like a good joke, right? The problem is, while we may think we know what's acceptable, there's a fine line between funny and disrespectful. We can't always know what may be offensive just by looking at someone. That's why we have to focus on respect when it comes to things like, jokes, off hand comments, posts, puns, texting cartoons, drawings, pictures or videos at work.
Being frustrated with co-workers from time-to-time is natural and understandable. But when we perpetuate stereotypes about people based on things like their appearance or where they come from, not only is it unprofessional and disrespectful… it also can be illegal.
Workplace gossip is one of those areas where it's easy to find ourselves on the wrong side of the line. While it may seem like harmless talk, it's not. Not only is gossip unprofessional because it destroys respect and trust in the workplace; it can also get you and your organization into a lot of legal trouble.
We can’t listen to whatever we want at work if it offends others; while we do have more freedom to say or do things outside the workplace, we still need to keep in mind that if our behavior offends or discriminates against someone, then it may be grounds for disciplinary action. We all must be respectful of others in the workplace.
Discussions with co-workers that ridicule or disrespect anyone because of a protected class status can be offensive and lead to an accusation of discriminatory harassment. Insensitive remarks about an overweight co-worker can lead to the perception of harassment.
It can be one thing to casually invite someone to attend religious services with you, or to occasionally mention a religious belief or practice. But when you repeatedly and openly talk about your religious beliefs, or proselytize, to the point that it offends a co-worker, you can easily be accused of harassment.
You know, some of us figure a pregnant joke or two is just something that comes with the territory. It's no big deal. Well, those days are over. This video shows how a simple joke or two might lead to harassment. Remember, when it comes to your co-workers - the safest thing to do is… if you can't say something nice... just don't say anything at all.
Review how to avoid unprofessional, prohibited and illegal behaviors that can lead to workplace harassment and discrimination.
Organizations want productive and engaged employees who contribute to the bottom line... but just one aggressive employee can ruin it all. There are real consequences associated with crossing the line at work and more than money is what’s at stake for organizations of all kinds. The effects of bullying, abusive conduct and especially harassment can damage an organization’s morale, brand and leave targets unproductive and fearful.
Discrimination. Theft. Dishonesty. Are your employees prepared to face ethical issues and respond in ways that meet the high standards of your organization and adhere to the letter of the law?
The importance of avoiding reverse discrimination in the recruiting and hiring process.
Unwelcome sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates the Maine Human Rights Act. Unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which threatens job security, working conditions, or advancement opportunities is considered sexual harassment.
Subject matter expert provides overview of harassment & discrimination and why training is needed and relevant today.
Modern day federal equal employment laws began with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and amendments to it and interpretations by the courts. It’s important to understand that sex discrimination law protects persons of all sexes, gender identities, and sexual orientations-including cisgendered men and heterosexuals. Also, race discrimination law protects persons of all races, including Caucasians. Basically, almost every applicant, employee, or former employee is now protected from discrimination because of their membership in groups protected by law.
A thought-provoking video that uses music,text and graphics to inspire and stimulate discussion about preventing retaliation in the workplace and maintaining a culture of compliance.
A thought-provoking video that uses music,text and graphics to inspire and stimulate discussion about protecting your employees and organization from sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is... illegal, costly, debilitating, wrong! This thought-provoking, short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to inspire and stimulate discussion about protecting your employees and organization from sexual harassment.
Have you ever received an inappropriate email at work? How about an email that has a graphic picture or makes fun of someone in your office? Do you ever hear inappropriate jokes or comments in the workplace? Unfortunately, the sometimes subtle nature of what constitutes harassment and discrimination can make it difficult to identify. Using a dramatic example taken from a real life situation, this short program provides a realistic scenario intended to generate discussion regarding what behaviors constitute inappropriate behavior at work.
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is a federal statute that was signed into law by President Barack Obama in January 2009. In this video, a legal subject matter expert explains the origin of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay case and its impact on organizations across the United States.
With all the court cases that have been going on and the changes in the laws, there are a lot of different ways that people can end up doing something that can get them into trouble. This video shows how joking and innuendos could lead to sexual harassment.
What to do when you think a coworker is being bullied
What to do when a manager loudly insults employees
Could an unwelcome pursuit can become harassing behavior? What if it was a manager pursuing an employee? Fishing in the company pond for romance does happen, but there is more at risk than just rejection. Supervisors and managers should never proposition subordinates. Even social invitations between co-workers need to be carefully asked.
Are you a bully boss? Does your management style promote a respectful workplace... or create fear and animosity? These easy-to-use cards provide a quick overview along with thought-provoking definitions and questions on effective ways to address and prevent workplace bullying. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Both the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - which applies to Federal employers and Federal Government contractors - and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - which applies to private employers - promote and expand employment opportunities for millions of people who have a mental or physical disability.
Under federal, as well as many state and local employment laws, retaliation is defined as any adverse action taken because the employee engaged in an activity protected by law that would either dissuade a reasonable person from engaging in that protected activity or punish them for having done so.
When it comes to recruiting and hiring, there's a lot you need to know as a manager - unless of course you want to spend the next the next couple of years working with me to try to justify your actions to a jury. A variety of state, federal, and local laws impact how you recruit, hire, and promote people. The best way to ensure that everything is on the up and up is to make sure that every decision is based on the person's ability to do the job!