Workplace Harassment and Violence

This half-day program is designed to address the ever-evolving laws of harassment, and to show you how you can protect yourself from liability if you are sued for harassment. We help managers and supervisors learn to identify circumstances and situations within the workplace which can be sources of, and give rise to, unlawful, harassing behavior. We also provide attendees with a plan that they can use immediately to help reduce the prospect of employer liability if an act of unlawful workplace harassment has been reported to them. Entertaining video vignettes and case studies are used to familiarize participants with the wide range of harassing behavior which can cause employer liability. The “warning signs” of workplace violence are discussed, along with the range of actions that can be lawfully taken by managers and supervisors to protect the safety of their worksite.

Some of the topics covered by this seminar include:

  • What is the difference between “inappropriate behavior” in the workplace and behavior which is genuinely unlawful and harassing?
  • What are the recent developments in the law of sexual harassment?
  • How does a claim of “hostile work environment” sexual harassment differ from a claim of “quid pro quo” sexual harassment?
  • What type of investigation must be undertaken after an employee has come forward with a complaint of harassment?
  • What can the employer do to defend against a claim of harassment?
  • What measures can be taken to protect the workplace from violence?

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