The Supervisor’s Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors
Covering sexual harassment, and all other types of workplace harassment, and customized to incorporate your organization’s harassment policy and procedures, this two-hour course is designed to give management and supervisory personnel practical and relevant compliance information through an engaging learning experience.
Participants learn what specifically constitutes a complaint of sexual or discriminatory harassment; specifies how and when a supervisor should work with human resources; and provides specific strategies for recognizing, responding to and resolving complaints of sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination.
California, Connecticut and Maine all require supervisors to receive two hours of sexual harassment prevention training. Each of these states require specific course content that must be included, this course meets each states’ requirements and is an ideal solution for comprehensive supervisor training in all 50 states.
The course is interactive using cases, scenarios and exercises. Participants develop a thorough understanding of the nuances of workplace harassment and the legal responsibility they have to control it. We structure the course around scenarios that are relevant to your work environment, key issues are discussed, questions are answered and guidance is given. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and have their questions answered by a qualified harassment prevention expert.
The Supervisor’s Guide to Preventing Workplace Harassment course will help your organization prevent and control workplace harassment, and can be an important part of an organization’s effort to create a defensible position against any harassment claim.
Supreme Court decisions and the current EEOC Guidelines make it clear that employers need to go beyond simply having an anti-harassment policy. Employers must provide training to ensure every manager and employee understands the organization's harassment policy. Employers must show due diligence relative to controlling workplace harassment. Every employee should be trained on what harassment is, and what to do about harassment, if they see it happening to them or anyone else.
Managers and supervisors must be aware of their liability and their responsibility to control harassment. They need to know how to prevent sexual, and other forms of workplace harassment, and what steps to take if harassment claims are made.
The Supervisor’s Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment course, outlined below, will get your organization to track, prevent and control harassment of all types.
Employers beware: In California, all sexual harassment training must meet the strict training requirements contained in the final CA AB 1825 and CA AB 2053 training regulations. These training requirements have been issued by the California Fair Employment & Housing Commission.
Supervisor’s Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment Course
Alliance workplace harassment facilitators are qualified to conduct sexual harassment training under these regulations. In addition, our online harassment courses meet the online training requirements under the AB 1825 and AB 2053 training regulations.
Who Should Attend
All supervisors, managers and human resource department personnel.
- Definitions of Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment Harassment
- Recognize the most common myths and misconceptions about workplace harassment
- It's not just about sex anymore-hostile work environments based on protected classes other than sex
- Tips for identifying the four sexual harassment patterns and how to put a stop to them
- Mistakes managers make that can create a hostile work environment in your workplace
- Practical guidance regarding the statutory provisions concerning the prevention and correction of sexual harassment
- Methods for employers to establish the Ellerth and Farragher affirmative defenses to harassment claims
- What you need to do in addition to having a policy to establish that you have exercised
- Available remedies to victims of sexual harassment in employment
- Practical examples aimed at instructing the prevention of harassment, discrimination and retaliation
- Tips to avoid retaliation claims
- How to recognize the many faces of sexual harassment; you'll be surprised by who's actually guilty
- Tips for handling the harassment investigation
- Pass the Harassment Prevention Quiz every manager and supervisor should be able to ace
Overview of Topics and Skills Developed
- Overview of Importance of Training and Laws that Prohibit Harassment
- Learning Objectives
- Why Every Employee Should Care About Discriminatory Harassment
- Why Training is Important
- Federal Laws that Prohibit Harassment
- Understanding all Types of Discriminatory Harassment
- State Law (in your location) that prohibits harassment
- Discrimination versus Harassment
- In-Depth Discussion of the Two Different Types of Harassment
- Definition of Quid Pro Quo Harassment
- Discussion of Who Can Engage in Quid Pro Quo Harassment
- Examples and Discussion of Actual Cases
- Definition of Hostile Work Environment Harassment
- Discussion of How a Hostile Work Environment Can Be Created
- Examples from Actual Cases
- Requirement that Conduct be Severe and Pervasive
- Discussion of Who Can Create a Hostile Work Environment
- What about abusive conduct and bullying?
- What the law says
- Your responsibility to control abusive behaviors
- What to do if it occurs
- Recognizing Inappropriate Behavior
- Visual – including electronic
- What Causes Workplace Harassment?
- What about Workplace Romance?
- Actions to take
- Creating a Defensible Position Against Claims of Harassment
- Appropriate Action
- Prohibition on Retaliation and Need for Confidentiality
- Need for Confidentiality
- Prohibition on Retaliation
- What is Retaliation and How to Prevent It
- Avoiding Costly Mistakes Commonly Made by Managers and Supervisors
- Handling Harassment Complaints
- Elements of the Investigation
- HR’s Role
- Prompt Corrective Action
- In-Depth Discussion of Company’s Anti-Harassment Policy (incorporated throughout the training)
- The Quiz Every Manager and Supervisor Must Ace
The Alliance Sexual Harassment Prevention training provides all the elements required to enable employers to successfully assert an affirmative defense to Sexual Harassment and other unlawful harassment claims.
The Alliance training prepares managers and supervisors to:
- Utilize best practices for addressing sexual harassment scenarios with groups or individuals
- Limit key elements of the Employer Liability as established by the courts
- Recognize and verbalize what constitutes sexual harassment…and other forms of discriminatory harassment
- Use discretion related to associating personal and professional lives on the Internet, email and social media
Not only does the Alliance Workplace Harassment training meet the legal training requirements of CA 1825, and all other state and EEOC’s training guidelines, this training reduces the chances of being hit with sexual harassment complaints in the first place.
With the information provided in this 2-hour session, your management and supervisory personnel will learn how to prevent, communicate about, and manage these difficult situations effectively — without disrupting productivity.
Alliance’s Training Guarantee
- Our sexual harassment training sessions are an exciting learning experience for employees that they will remember and incorporate into their workplace behavior – even for those who have had harassment training in the past. Our sessions go beyond sexual harassment prevention training and incorporate all types of unlawful harassment under both state and federal laws including harassment based on age, disability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and religion.
- Our sexual harassment training is delivered using accelerated learning principles to make them more engaging, fun and interactive.
- We incorporate experienced master facilitators, visual presentations, real-world case scenarios and interactive discussion so participants recognize how to apply the knowledge they have gained.
Suggestion: Go beyond just training supervisory personnel. Take advantage of our low cost training options to provide training for all employees and further reduce your potential liability against workplace harassment claims of all types.
Using Alliance’s workplace harassment training courses reduces the chances of being hit with harassment or discrimination claims against the organization by teaching all employees how to recognize and prevent all forms of discriminatory harassment.
If you would like details about this or other Alliance courses,
please contact us at 877-385-5515.
Alliance training sessions are taught by seasoned SME’s with years of experience in the field. They are master facilitators who understand how to apply adult learning principles in a highly interactive learning environment. They make the training relevant, practical and fun.
Let us show you how easy and cost effective it is to bring this training session to your organization today.
Our workplace harassment courses can be delivered onsite, online, and in a "blended" learning formats. All of our harassment courses are customized to your policies and the various state and Federal laws covering your employees. These courses meet the requirements of California's AB 1825 and the new AB 2053 mandate requiring training of all supervisory personnel. (For more information on CA FEHA training Requirements)