Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying

Learning Method: Instructor-led Classroom Learning Duration: 2 Hrs


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Overview:

California law requires certain employers to provide supervisors with training on bullying and sexual harassment every two years and, for new employees or new supervisors within six months of hiring or promotion. This class, led by a local practicing attorney who is constantly updated as the law changes, allows for interactive discussion, questions, and answers, and addresses any biases attendees may have.  Participants discuss hypothetical situations, as well as scenarios from actual cases and news media stories. The course will assist employers in changing or modifying workplace behaviors that create or contribute to sexual harassment, discrimination or bullying in the workplace, and to develop, foster and encourage a set of values that will assist management and supervisory personnel in preventing and effectively responding to incidents.


*By January 1, 2020, an employer having five or more employees shall provide at least two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees and at least one hour of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment to all nonsupervisory employees in California within six months of their assumption of a position.


Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for supervisory and non-supervisory employees, as well as office managers and human resources personnel, who would like a review of the basics or updates on sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying laws.

At Course Completion:

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will know how to recognize abusive conduct, what steps to take when harassing behavior occurs in the workplace and how to foster a positive work environment where employees can focus on achieving the organization’s goals, rather than face distractions from harassers and bullies.


Prerequisite(s) or equivalent knowledge: None


SUBJECTS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • A definition of unlawful sexual harassment under California and federal law.
  • The types of conduct that constitutes sexual harassment.
  • Strategies to prevent unlawful harassment.
  • The definition of bullying in the workplace and what to do about it.
  • FEHA and Title VII statutory provisions and case law concerning the prohibition against and prevention of unlawful sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in employment.
  • How to respond to complaints of harassment or discrimination.
  • The employer’s obligation to conduct an effective workplace investigation of harassment complaints.
  • The limited confidentiality of the complaint process.
  • What supervisors should do if personally accused of harassment or if a complaint is made to the supervisor about someone else?
  • What constitutes unlawful retaliation and how to prevent it.
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