If you haven’t taken the time to start your sexual harassment training courses for your company yet, now is the time to get it done before the end of the year. A lot of companies don’t understand how important it is to have it done, as well as what can happen if you decide to forgo every two years training course.
IF A HARASSMENT TRAINING COURSE IS NOT TAKEN, WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?
Unfortunately, sexual harassment remains a major issue at work.
In today’s workplace, it’s increasingly crucial for business owners to ensure that their employees are aware of harassment and given the tools they need to safely handle misconduct. This can be accomplished most easily and effectively through harassment training.
This article describes the consequences of not providing training courses for your employees and your business.
IS IT REALLY THAT IMPORTANT TO TRAIN AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT?
In addition to educating your employees about workplace behavior, sexual harassment prevention training empowers them by providing them with the information they need to deal with any potential situation. The importance of feeling safe at work should be stressed to every employee, and if they do not, they should be directed towards improving their situation if need be.
This training is not expensive. Online training courses and videos are available from many companies that provide affordable sexual harassment training.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING IS BENEFICAL TO WHOM?
A workplace harassment course benefits every member of your organization. In addition to ensuring the smooth running of a business, it will build an education program that teaches employees about sexual harassment, which can only be beneficial.
Alternatively, if your company does not engage in effective sexual harassment sensitivity training, your employees and managers will experience a number of negative consequences. These consequences are detailed below, along with a short explanation of why they are harmful to your business.
An employer is likely to suffer a lot if they lack training on sensitivity and sexual harassment. Sexual harassment training is now legally required in many states. The new employment law changes are applicable to residents of Illinois, Connecticut, New York, California, Delaware, and Maine. There may be a fine and legal action involved if you do not provide regular compliance training regarding sensitivity and harassment.
This training is designed to keep every employee of your organization safe at all times, which is why every business owner should make sure their employees are safe at all times.
In the event that a member of the team brings a report to their manager, they might not know what to do. A manager might then take action that further harms the employee and fail to prevent future sexual harassment.
An employee complaint can be dealt with by a manager who has had some compliance training. They can help the employee the most effective way they can.
AN EMPLOYEE’S PERSPECTIVE
If a company fails to invest in training for its staff members, workers may not feel safe working there. As a result, they will have difficulty reporting concerns and may find it difficult to identify potential signs of harassment among their peers.
Workers will feel confident enough to report harassment issues and make effective steps to end it by completing a course that fulfills sexual harassment training requirements.
MCDA CCG can assist you in these important courses as we tailor our courses to meet your states legal requirements.
Our program helps employees understand what workplace harassment is and what it is not, as well as what they can do to prevent and deal with harassment at work. We split our training courses into both Honest, which is used in both manager and employee classes. We set a whole new standard in sexual harassment training. We speak candidly to employees regarding the difference between their work life and personal life. We offer employees a real-world perspective, presenting surprisingly honest solutions to a variety of workplace issues ranging from flirting and dating to clueless behavior and predatory harassment. We offer employees real tools they can use immediately to help themselves be on their best behavior at work. In addition to our training course, there is a quiz, a short lecture and an activity to provide real-life examples of harassment at work.
Because the courts have ruled that harassment based on any of the protected characteristics is a form of illegal discrimination, there will be an explanation and examples given of other types of harassment, as well as the most recent addition to workplace intolerance, bullying.
In our manager/supervisor training we help employees evaluate their own conduct as it relates to sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior at work as well as to help them understand the difficulties involved in sorting out conflicting versions of stories. Employees progress through various scenarios, first hearing from the alleged victim as they present their view of the events in question. Discussions follow, which allow conflicting points of view to be aired and explored. Then as the scenario continues, employees are forced to explore for the facts and read between the lines as they hear from the alleged harasser and witnesses. In the end it becomes apparent that sometimes our bias, perceptions, and behaviors may need to be re-evaluated.
What You Will Learn
- How to recognize sexual harassment in the workplace
- How all employees can take action to prevent or stop workplace harassment
- Why managers need to be vigilant at all times
- How harassment can be unintended, yet devastating to the victim
- What to do if you are being harassed
If you would like to explore a customized workplace harassment course for your employees, contact us at MCDA CCG, Inc. today. Our seasoned HR consultants will create and deliver a world-class training session that will leave a remarkable impact on your organization.
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