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Online Harassment Training Course

Preventing Discrimination and Harassment

Preventing Discrimination and Harassment TrainingDating back to the late 1800s, common law in the U.S. defined the employment relationship as "at will," meaning that employers were free to hire and fire at will. Employers could, for example, refuse to hire minorities, segregate the workforce, assign unpleasant work to women, and deny such groups opportunities for advancement. That's all changed. Federal laws now prohibit discrimination and harassment in the workplace on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy and genetic information, and some state and local laws protect even more characteristics.

Training employees to prevent workplace discrimination and harassment is nothing less than essential. Not only can workplace discrimination and harassment affect employee productivity, it can divert resources from the organization's real business. Improper conduct can also lead to liability for the organization and/or individual employees for workplace discrimination and harassment. The U.S. Supreme Court has established legal standards that employers must meet to avoid — or at least minimize — incidents of discrimination and harassment and avoid liability for punitive damages. Employee training on workplace discrimination and harassment prevention is a key part of the defense.

Online Discrimination and Harassment Training Course Summary

There are separate training courses for managerial (60 minutes) and non-managerial (30 minutes) employees, each of which is available in multiple versions — audio/video, audio-only or text-only. There is also (1) a two-hour audio/video training course for California and Connecticut supervisors and, (2) a 60-minute course for Maine supervisors and a 45-minute course for Maine employees, and (3) a 35-minute training course for Canadian supervisors. All versions of the discrimination and harassment training course include pop quizzes, news clippings and a final quiz highlighting real-world compliance issues that employees should learn to recognize and deal with appropriately.

The "employee" compliance training course — including the version for Maine employees — covers the following topics:

  • Reasons for concern
  • Anti-discrimination laws
  • Sexual harassment defined
  • Types of sexual harassment
  • Walking the fine line
  • Consensual relationships
  • Considering all of the circumstances
  • Conduct to be avoided
  • Internet and e-mail harassment
  • Other protected characteristics
  • Other conduct to be avoided
  • Retaliation
  • What you should do
  • Maintaining a respectful work environment

The "manager" compliance training course — including the version for Maine supervisors — covers the topics listed above and these additional topics:

  • Liability for supervisor misconduct
  • Liability for other misconduct
  • Supervisor responsibilities
  • Setting the right tone
  • Documenting employee actions
  • Documentation tips
  • Responding properly to complaints
  • Assisting with the investigation
  • Preventing retaliation

The California and Connecticut training courses cover all of the topics listed above and the following additional topics:

  • Exposure to EEOC claims
  • Exposure to lawsuits
  • The risks of jury trials
  • Class-action lawsuits
  • There are no winners
  • Title VII
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Family responsibilities discrimination
  • Workplace bullying
  • Key state laws — California (California course only)
  • Liability under the FEHA (California course only)
  • “Abusive conduct,” as defined in California Assembly Bill 2053 (California course only)
  • Key state laws — Connecticut (Connecticut course only)
  • Liability under Connecticut state law (Connecticut course only)

The Canadian training course covers the following topics:

  • Reasons for concern
  • Supervisor responsibilities
  • Understanding what conduct is prohibited
  • Types of harassment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Conduct to be avoided
  • Other protected characteristics
  • Other conduct to be avoided
  • Psychological harassment
  • e-Harassment
  • Responding to complaints
  • Avoiding retaliation
  • Assisting with the investigation
  • Documenting employee actions
  • Maintaining a respectful work environment

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