Sexual Harassment training is one of this year’s most talked about topics, with the media, training experts, HR professionals and employers weighing in on what organizations need to do to reduce the pervasive problem of workplace sexual harassment.
Andrew Rawson, Traliant’s co-founder and Chief Learning Officer, is an active voice in the national conversation on sexual harassment training and recently spoke to NPR, The Wall Street Journal and Training Magazine. Here are some excerpts:Read On
HR experts say recent scandals suggest that training has focused too much on the letter of the law instead of actually addressing the problem
Teri Barros recently rewrote the sexual-harassment training program she uses at her company to add some colorful examples. She didn’t have to look very far.
She ticks off several big names in entertainment, politics and media whose alleged sexual misconduct was an open secret among their co-workers for years. The lesson, she tells her colleagues at Pyrotek, a Spokane, Wash., manufacturing and engineering company: If you know that a co-worker is guilty of sexual harassment, you need to speak up, no matter how powerful the perp…
Making sure your anti-harassment training for supervisors includes how to prevent harassment of LGBT employees should be on the holiday to-do list for California organizations this year. A new law, CA SB 396, which goes into effect on January 1, 2018, requires that employers with 50 or more employees train managers and supervisors on how to identify and prevent harassment based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
The new law also requires that employers prominently display a poster developed by California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) on transgender rights in the workplace. Read On