The ability to interact effectively with people of different backgrounds and cultures – also known as cultural competency – is increasingly important in today’s multicultural work environment. Cultural sensitivity training can help organizations increase cultural competency and prevent conflicts that can lead to incidents of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
New York State and New York City recently passed new, expanded legislation to strengthen protections against sexual harassment in the workplace. In light of the new requirements, if you’re doing business in New York, now’s the time to review and update your anti-sexual harassment policies and procedures, training schedules and hiring practices to ensure you’re complying with the new laws.
Focus on annual training Both the new State and City laws make annual sexual harassment prevention training mandatory. Effective October 9, 2018, NY State law requires that private and public employers, regardless of size, conduct annual training. Employers must also develop and distribute a written sexual harassment prevention policy. Read On