Title IX training can do more than help colleges and universities meet their Title IX obligations and comply with the law. Title IX training can also be an effective way to educate and influence positive behavior, on and off campus, and reinforce the rights and responsibilities of students, faculty, staff and other employees to create a safe and respectful learning and working culture.
Here are six essential topics that Title IX training programs should address:Read On
New York employers should prepare to comply with a new law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression. The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed on January 25, adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of protected classes under New York’s human rights and hate crimes laws.
GENDA will be effective in 30 days, except for certain amendments related to the hate crime laws, which become effective on November 1, 2019.
New York is among 21 other states and the District of Columbia in prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, according the Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization. Read On
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA, January 25, 2019 – Traliant, an innovator in sexual harassment training, today announced the availability of Title IX – Preventing Sexual Misconduct, an interactive training program to help colleges and universities comply with Title IX requirements, and promote safe, respectful learning and working environments. The customizable eLearning courseware is available in three versions: for students, faculty and staff, and ‘responsible employees,’ who have additional reporting obligations under Title IX.
Title IX – Preventing Sexual Misconduct enables schools to meet the federal requirement to train faculty and staff on how to appropriately address, report and prevent sexual misconduct. In addition, many schools now require students to complete Title IX training as part of the enrollment and orientation process. For more information, please visit Title IX Training.
Preventing sexual harassment became a dominant workplace issue in 2018, and as 2019 gets underway, HR professionals can expect it to stay in the spotlight. This year brings new anti-harassment legislation and heightened awareness for organizations to more effectively address and prevent sexual harassment, retaliation, unconscious bias and other forms of discrimination.
As #MeToo continues to spark conversations, in and out of the workplace, here are four trends to keep top of mind:Read On
5 steps to a holistic approach to preventing workplace harassment
One of the #MeToo takeaways is that sexual harassment in the workplace is a pervasive problem that occurs across all industries, and that includes healthcare. A study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2016 found that 30% of female clinician-researchers reported experiencing sexual harassment, and a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said that sexual harassment significantly damages research integrity and results in a “costly loss of talent” in the academic sciences, engineering and medicine. Read On