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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.
Workplace harassment is unacceptable – in any form! If you see something, you need to say something. That can take the form of being an active bystander. An active bystander is someone who not only witnesses a situation but takes steps to speak up or step in to keep a situation from escalating... or to disrupt a problematic situation.
New Micro-Learning! Harassment - or any other improper behavior - is not appropriate in any workplace. Teasing, hazing or other forms of joking can be pervasive and so frequent that a hostile work environment is created. Using the M.E.E.T.™ model, this short program provides the tools your team and organization can use to quickly and effectively address tough workplace harassment situations.
Our working relationships are complicated for all kinds of reasons. That's why we really have to know where the lines are when it comes to managing our interactions with co workers, customers, and vendors. Take the unwanted pursuit of a relationship. It doesn't make any difference where it comes from a manager, a coworker, a vendor or a customer unwanted pursuit could be considered illegal harassment and simply can't be a part of the workplace.
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.
In general, there's nothing wrong with kidding around at work. But we can step over the line when it comes to having fun at someone else's expense. Hazing, teasing, profanity, and horseplay are the kinds of unprofessional behaviors that lead to low morale, low productivity, turnover and even safety issues.
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.
Help managers meet compliance standards for harassment-prevention training by using the M.E.E.T.™ model in everyday interactions.