sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace
25 Mar 2021
- 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM EST
90 Minutes

What exactly is sexual harassment or Sexual assault? Interested in preventing sexual harassment in the workplace? This customized sexual harassment training program help your organization reflect its values of transparency, courage and community in each of your employees.

Sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace

Dr 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.

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25 Mar 2021 - 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
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What exactly is sexual harassment or Sexual assault? What to do if you are being sexually harassed at work? Interested in preventing sexual harassment in the workplace? This customized "sexual harassment in the workplace" training program help your organization reflect its values of transparency, courage and community in each of your employees.

A Leer, A Pat, A Joke, A Gesture, An Innuendo, A Kiss: Are You Prepared To Be the Next Social Media Blitz, Identified on #MeToo, or a Headline in the Newspaper? Topic Background Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Al Franken, Garrison Keillor, members of Congress, and various State law makers have been accused of sexual harassment and/or sexual assault. But there is a difference between pulling one’s pants down in front of a female colleague at work and touching a woman on her buttocks during a photo op—isn’t there? What is that difference? Are both examples considered sexual harassment? What exactly is sexual harassment? Sexual assault? Questions and confusion abound with the current seismic national—and international—tsunami of women coming forward to disclose their victimization.

In recent months, the #MeToo movement has raised the visibility of sexual harassment and assault at work and the personal toll it takes on women’s lives to unprecedented levels. Workplace sexual harassment is widespread, with studies estimating that anywhere from almost a quarter to more than eight in ten women experience it in their lifetimes (Feldblum and Lipnic 2016). Sexual harassment and assault at work have serious implications for women and for their employers. Women who are targets may experience a range of negative consequences, including physical and mental health problems, career interruptions, and lower earnings. In addition, sexual harassment may limit or discourage women from advancing into higher paid careers and may contribute to the persistent gender wage gap. It may also intersect with other forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

The #MeToo movement is providing a platform for women’s voices to be shared as they tell their stories. But it is not only famous powerful men, such as celebrities and law makers, who sexually harass women (and sometimes men), powerful men (and occasionally women) in every industry may find they either have in the past, or are currently guilty of aggressive propositioning, touching, or telling off-color jokes. Sexual harassment exists at every level from universities, to workplaces, to health care and even in law firms. The EEOC also found that sexual harassment complaints are continuing to increase despite some organizations conducting sexual harassment training. They determined the type and format of training is largely ineffective.

Why Should you Attend
The U. S. Supreme Court has stated that organizations must prevent sexual harassment from occurring in their workplaces. This webinar will outline prevention strategies. The prevention strategies will minimize your liability. Workplaces should be based on equality, respect and dignity. What is your workplace’s values regarding these three elements of equality, respect, and dignity? Supervisors are often the first line of defense in confronting sexual harassment; the webinar will outline who is a supervisor, which will surprise many attendees. It is critical for every workplace to recognize what good sexual harassment entails – it is not a 20-30 on-line course, so what is it then? Are there actual times when an employer is responsible for sexual harassment that occurs outside the workplace—the webinar will discuss those possibilities. This webinar will provide men (and women) guidelines on how to determine if their workplace behavior is appropriate.

Objectives of the Presentation

    This webinar will:
  • Differentiate between flirting and sexual harassment; illegal harassment versus psychological harassment; and bullying versus sexual harassment.
  • Discuss the effective elements in your organization’s prevention strategy
  • Review complaint procedures that must be incorporated into your harassment policy
  • List the critical elements of sexual harassment training
  • Identify the effects of sexual harassment on the target, the work unit, and the organization
  • Discuss retaliation
  • Identify the steps to take if you are targeted by a sexual harasser
  • Explain management’s legal and ethical responsibility in the prevention and intervention of sexual harassment
  • Explain what a supervisor “really” is
  • Discuss whether sexual harassment can exist Outside of work
  • Examine Men’s concerns regarding sexual harassment at work
  • Discuss the steps to take if an employee complains about an “old” incident of sexual harassment

This webinar is intended for:

  • HR directors
  • Business owners and senior leaders
  • HR generalists and interviewers
  • Directors, managers, and supervisors
  • Anyone wanting to develop a listening culture

At the Q&A session following the live event, ask a question and get a direct response from our expert speaker

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