Live Webinar New EEOC Report: Workplace Harassment Prevention Not Working-Harassment Continues to be a Problem

01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM CDT Duration 90 Minutes

Webinar Includes : All the training handouts , certificate ,Q/A and 90 mins Live Webinar

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This webinar on how to prevent harassment in the workplace, Workplace culture has the greatest impact on allowing harassment to flourish, or conversely, in preventing harassment, This webinar is designed to help your organizations identify key workplace discrimination issues and help supervisors and managers manage effectively, and gain insights from the worlds of social science, and practitioners on the ground.

Description

You have been in Human Resources or management for years. Your plate is full-too much to do and to know in your increasingly stressful job. You are expected to stay current in discrimination and harassment case law for all the federal and state protected classes. Are you current? It seems like an unending responsibility. You remember hearing something in the news about a change in the pregnancy law, but can't remember what it was. You know that the American Disabilities Act and Title VII have expanded with something called an accommodation meeting, but what does that require? You heard that a company was required to pay a plaintiff an additional $1,000,000 because the company didn't do harassment training-could that be true? You have a company wellness program and have heard that employees are suing for discrimination based on the incentives offered for those who take part in the program. And it still isn't clear as to whether you can personally be sued for the misconduct.

Why should you Attend

It is almost impossible for managers and HR professionals to stay current in the ever evolving civil rights case law due to their busy workload. As a result, discrimination and harassment may go unrecognized and allowed to continue creating a hostile work environment for employees resulting in absenteeism, turnover, loss of productivity and physical and emotional health consequences to the target and witnesses of the abuse. Failure of managers and HR professionals to recognize discrimination and harassment creates liability for the organization and costly lawsuits. 

Areas Covered

•      Review of the legal elements of discrimination and harassment law
•      List of protected classes (for example, in MN there are 15 including state and federal laws)
•      Specific requirements for compliance with GINA, ADAAA, and the PDA with discussion of recent legal cases for each
•      In depth discussion of the need for "accommodations" for ADA, religion, and pregnancy
•      Steps of an Accommodation Meeting and follow-up
•      Discussion of the nexus of bullying and harassment
•      What these changes in case law mean for employers
•      Training and policy requirements

Learning Objectives:

•      To review protected class discrimination and harassment
•      To identify the EEOC's 2016 findings
•      To update information on new discrimination & harassment court decisions related to GINA, ADAAA, Pregnancy, and Title VII
•      To discuss the Affirmative Defense (AD) & your responsibility to reduce liability via AD
•      To differentiate between bullying and protected class harassment
•      To explore HR & management's legal and ethical responsibilities in prevention and intervention of bullying and harassment
•      To describe the legal requirement of conducting an Accommodation Meeting
•      To list the employment laws required for an organization's wellness program

Who will Benefit

•      HR Specialists
•      HR Managers
•      Directors
•      Managers
•      Supervisors of any Department

Industries who can attend

This 90-minute online course is intended for professionals in the all Industry. Although not presently stated in the draft , the same guide could be used by FDA Regulated Industries personnel.


Speaker Profile

Dr Susan Strauss

Susan Strauss Ed.D. is an international speaker, trainer, consultant and recognized expert on harassment. She also conducts harassment and workplace bullying investigations and functions as a consultant to attorneys as well as an expert witness in harassment lawsuits. Her clients are from education, business, healthcare, law and government organizations from both the public and private sector. Dr. Strauss authored the book, Sexual Harassment and Teens: A Program for Positive Change, and co-authored, Girls and Boys Getting AlongTeaching Sexual Harassment in the Elementary Classroom, as well as book chapters and articles in professional journals regarding sexual harassment. She has been featured on The Donahue Show, CBS Evening News and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as Harvard Education Newsletter, Lawyers Weekly and Times of London. 

Dr. Strauss is the recipient of the Excellence in Educational Equity Award from the Minnesota Department of Education for her work in sexual harassment in education. Susan has spoken about sexual harassment in education at international conferences in Botswana, Egypt, Thailand and the U.S. She consulted with the Israeli Ministry of Education, as well as with educators from Israel, England, Australia, St. Maarten and Canada. She traveled to Poland and conducted research on sex discrimination and sexual harassment in Polish workplaces with Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. Susan has a doctorate in organizational leadership. She is a registered nurse, has a bachelor's degree in psychology and counseling, a master's degree in public health, and professional certificate in training and development. She has been involved in the harassment arena since 1985.

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