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Smart Employers are Taking Steps to Protect Employees
Workplace Harassment and Bullying
Why? Because it's Required by Law!
• Allegations of harassment in the workplace continue to mount.
• In 2016, approximately 6,750 claims of sexual harassment were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). More than $40,000,000 – yes, more than 40 million dollars – was recovered as a result of such claims.
• While some studies indicate that one in four female workers will be the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, other studies indicate that female workers in some industries are even more likely to be a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace. One study found that three out of four women were subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace. Yes, that's 75% of women!
• More than 15% of the sexual harassment claims filed with the EEOC in 2016 were submitted by male workers.
• Almost ¼ of the complaints filed with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) in 2015 alleged sexual harassment.
• Taking steps now to help prevent harassment, bullying and other forms of discrimination and conflict in your workplace is the smart thing to do. It's no secret that these behaviors are serious issues and have the potential to bring about devastating consequences.
Unresolved conflicts are often cited as underlying sources of workplace violence. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "Every year, approximately two million people throughout the country are victims of non-fatal violence at the workplace." Unfortunately, this violence sometimes leads to dire results.
Even when violence does not occur, just one incident can leave lasting emotional scars. And, it's no secret that a single claim can destroy a career, damage personal relationships at home and cause irreparable harm to a business.
What Does California Law Require?
All California employers are required to take reasonable steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Providing training can help an employer establish compliance. And, good training will help an employer do the real job of helping to prevent inappropriate behaviors.
Specific requirements apply to employers of 50 or more employees. California law sets forth when and how much training is required, and the qualifications a trainer must possess for an employer to be able to establish it has met its duty to provide the required training.
2017 is a required harassment and bullying prevention training year for many California employers.
Let Us Help Your Business Protect Its Employees
For years, our attorneys have been respected "go-to" trainers for California employers seeking to prevent sexual harassment, bullying and other forms of discrimination in the workplace. We offer two affordable options to help employers meet their legal requirements for training and help protect employees from inappropriate behaviors in the workplace.
Online Training Videos - Our online harassment, discrimination and bullying prevention interactive whiteboard animation training videos were created by our attorneys to enable employers to provide training to all employees and supervisors at a very affordable cost. Our online training programs can help prevent claims and reduce the risks of potential workplace conflicts by teaching attendees how to maintain respect in the workplace and avoid being accused of workplace harassment, discrimination or bullying.
On-Site Training at Your Location - We also offer on-site training which allows employees to participate in a group setting in their own workplace.
Following is an example of the compliments we receive on our on-site training presentations:
Our online training programs were developed by the attorneys who provided the presentation referenced in the letter we received from the employer quoted above. That's good to know!
Our rates are affordable and our services are reliable!
To schedule training today, contact us at (833) 753-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on our Harassment Prevention Quick Reference Guide, visit our Reference Guides page and learn how our guide can be an asset to your organization.
Law and Management Resource Center is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.
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