Workplace Harassment Prevention: What Supervisors Need to Know About Laws and Liability

It’s critical for managers to fully understand the implications of workplace harassment from a supervisory perspective. Every manager in your company should be properly trained regarding the risks of workplace harassment. All supervisors need to be well-versed in how to prevent and respond to workplace harassment. This should be a key component of every organization’s risk management plan.

Areas Covered in the Session :
What supervisors need to know in order to recognize, prevent and respond to workplace harassment and discrimination
Clarification of what the legally-defined protected characteristics really in relation to U.S. anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws
Harassment and discrimination prevention considerations for interviewing & hiring
Beyond interviewing: Workplace harassment prevention considerations
Equal employment opportunity (EEO) protections: Key definitions (discrimination, harassment, quid pro quo, hostile environment harassment, third party harassment, retaliation,)
Key concepts associated with workplace harassment (reasonable person standard, preponderance of evidence, should have known, etc.)
Real-world statistics regarding the costs and frequency of workplace harassment charges
Overview of employer and supervisory liability associated with workplace harassment
Tips for preventing workplace harassment and keys to minimizing liability
Key steps to handling workplace harassment complaints

Who Will Benefit:
HR Professionals
Business Owners

Mary Gormandy White

Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP is a founding partner of MTI Business Solutions/Mobile Technical Institute. As the firm’s Director of Corporate Training & Consulting Services, Mary teaches a variety of HR, Management, Leadership, Communication and Customer Service corporate training classes, seminars and workshops throughout the U.S. She also provides expert human resource management consulting services to clients across the country in a variety of industries and is a frequent speaker at conference and association meetings.

Mary has more than 20 years of professional experience working with adult learners in corporate, career college and higher education settings, as well as significant experience in operations and human resource management. She has an extensive background in all aspects of training and instructional design and has in-depth knowledge of personality assessments in regards to employee, management, and leadership styles with specific expertise related to Everything DiSC.

She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication and has completed extensive post-graduate coursework in Instructional Design & Development and is a certified Everything DiSC trainer.

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