Preventing Workplace Harassment and Bullying - What Every HR Professional Should Know
You’ve read the headlines, and you’ve seen the news stories where organizations have been charged with condoning harassment and other abusive conduct in the workplace.
Whether they are true or not, charges do happen. In fact, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, more 90,000 charges were filed last year.
And whether they are true or not, charges are expensive. In fact, according to published reports, one company paid more than $50 million in settlements, plus at least $65 million in severance pay because of a harassment scandal.
Beyond the financial costs of harassment and bullying, there are human costs. Brain research has shown that when workers are treated disrespectfully, they shut down and lose productivity. And according to a university study, not only will those employees want to quit, but co-workers who witness or hear about bullying and harassment of their colleagues want to quit at an even higher rate! What You'll Learn:
Fostering a professional workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and bullying may be one of the most important things a human resources professional can do.
As such, this webinar will help you establish appropriate policies and conduct manager and employee training programs that can reduce your employer’s chances of facing a lawsuit. By attending, you will be able to:
- Learn the protected characteristics under state and federal laws
- Master the four elements of an illegal hostile environment
- Recognize quid pro quo – the most serious kind of harassment
- Hear about recent state and federal cases on harassment
- Learn what the 2016 report of the EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace means for your organization
And for companies with employees in California, we'll also cover what the 2017 California Workplace Harassment Guide for California Employers requires.