Sexual Harassment Training for Construction Companies

Harassment and discrimination are prevalent issues in the construction industry that can affect an employee's performance, health, and safety. Train your employees on the appropriate behavior to ensure a safe environment for all individuals in your organization.

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    A workplace of mutual respect helps protect your overall reputation and attract new employees while retaining those who have been loyal to your company for years.

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    The course covers these topics and more:

    • Different forms of sexual harassment
    • Understanding and preventing retaliation
    • Consequences of workplace discrimination and harassment
    • Discrimination
    • Civility
    • Bullying
    • Hostile work environment
    • Bystander intervention
    • Consensual relationships
    • Quid pro quo
    • What is not harassment
    • Misuse of social media
    • Supervisors duties
    • Responding to complaints

     

    Overview

    Safety and HR professionals in the construction industry face with many of challenges including recruiting and retaining seasoned employees and contractors, ensuring the safety and well-being of workers, and establishing robust training programs to prevent discrimination and harassment while fostering a positive workplace atmosphere. Whether stationed in an office or on the jobsite, employees in the construction industry need to be aware of their organization’s values and expectations on behavior, and understand how local, state, and federal laws prohibiting harassment, discrimination and retaliation apply in their day-to-day interactions. Effective training should send a clear message that it’s every individual’s responsibility to speak up and report incidents of harassment and retaliation.

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace identified tailored, interactive training as a cornerstone of a comprehensive strategy to combat harassment and transform workplace culture. With the strong support of leadership and the implementation of effective policies, procedures, and training initiatives, construction companies can mitigate the risk of costly discrimination and harassment claims. This paves the way for an inclusive workplace, ultimately enhancing recruitment and retention efforts, boosting productivity, and positively impacting the company’s bottom line.

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    Sexual Harassment Training - Construction

    Traliant’s Preventing Workplace Harassment training helps learners recognize and prevent incidents of harassment. Consistent with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines and court decisions, Traliant’s training covers not just sexual harassment, but all forms of workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Additionally, training adheres to all state regulations such as California SB 396, which mandates inclusion of topics related to gender identity and expression and California AB 2053 and SB 1343, which requires topics such as workplace civility, bullying and bystander intervention.

    Course Versions

    Multi-state employers can now comply with state an­­d local harassment training laws in all 50 states, including regulations for CA, CT, DE, IL, ME, NY, NYC, WA, and Chicago, with just three course versions:

    • Advanced: This 2-hour course should be used by California supervisors, supervisors in the City of Chicago (and supervisors outside of Chicago that supervise employees in Chicago), and all Connecticut employees, supervisors, and non-supervisors, the first time they train.
    • Extended: This 1-hour course should be used by non-supervisory employees in California and the City of Chicago.
    • Fundamentals: This 45-minute course should be used by both supervisors and non-supervisors in all other states.

    To comply with sexual harassment prevention training laws across different jurisdictions, users are prompted to specify where they work to receive location specific instruction. As noted above, the 45-minute Fundamentals Version is taken by both supervisors and non-supervisors. Some jurisdictions require that non-supervisors also receive employee training on supervisors’ duties.

    Additionally, a policy review and acknowledgement can be added to the course. Users can be required to certify that they have read and understood your sexual harassment prevention policy, which is included in the training. Traliant can include a “Policy Review” exercise where users are required to search your sexual harassment prevention policies to find the answers to questions relating to your policies.

    Learning Design

    Traliant captivates employees through interactive games and story-based learning to create a dynamic, engaging learning experience. Leveraging the timeless power of storytelling, Traliant taps into the proven human preference for learning through narratives. Employees are presented with nuanced scenarios, many inspired by real cases, prompting them to deeply engage and thoughtfully assess each situation. Traliant’s sexual harassment training avoids lecturing employees with a simplistic list of “do’s” and “don’ts,” and delves into the intricacies of “gray area” situations that employees might encounter in real life. Through this, employees better comprehend the potential repercussions of their actions.

    With a “No-Fail” assessment strategy, Traliant’s training ensures every employee masters the course content and eliminates the possibility of failure. To successfully complete the workplace harassment training, employees must complete the Quiz Show. Each cell in the Quiz Show represents a major principle taught in the course. If the learner misses the first question in a cell, the course provides the learner feedback and then provides another question on the same topic. The learner cannot complete the course before correctly answering a question in each cell.

    Key Features

    Go Beyond “Check-the-Box” Training with Traliant

    It’s time to move beyond the traditional “check the box” mentality and embrace a new era of online compliance training that truly empowers your employees.

    No Reruns

    A new course is provided each year at no cost so your employees aren’t forced to take the same training year after year.

    50-State Compliant

    Traliant’s training fulfills the sexual harassment training requirements of all US federal and state laws, including CA, CT, DE, IL, ME, NY, NYC and Chicago.

    Free Legal Updates

    Traliant’s in-house legal expertise ensures training is legally accurate and kept up-to-date with any changes in US federal or state laws.

    Accessible to Users with Disabilities

    Traliant provides an inclusive experience for all users, including those with disabilities, by going beyond Section 508-C standards and offering WCAG 2.1 AA.

    Translations

    Training is available in English, Spanish and is supported in over 100 languages.

    Instructional Design

    A story-based approach with an engaging design focuses on the nuances of “gray areas.”

    Course Customizations

    Tailor courses to include your logo, relevant policies, workplace images, and more. Traliant can even customize the course with scenarios that take place in your own workplace environment.

    Course Administration

    Traliant makes it simple to roll out training to your workplace and provide technical support directly to your employees at no additional cost.

    User Questions Answered by Experts

    Several state laws require user inquiries to be addressed by qualified experts. Traliant’s Compliance Team promptly responds to user questions about the training content within two business days and at no extra cost.

    Compliance Expertise

    Required Legal Expertise for Training

    State laws and court decisions from around the country require employers to ensure their training is developed and delivered by legal experts. For example, California’s mandatory sexual harassment training laws (SB 1343, SB 396, and AB 1825) specifically require that training providers must have “expertise in the prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.” Moreover, workplace training providers must also have expertise in the prevention of “harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.” The trainer provider must be an attorney, professor, instructor, human resource professional or harassment prevention consultant with at least two years of expertise in employment law or harassment prevention.

    Traliant’s in-house legal expertise ensures our training courses are legally accurate and up-to-date with changes in the law. Traliant’s Chief Strategy Officer, Michael Johnson, is one of the leading experts in harassment law in the country. A former U.S. Department of Justice attorney and a graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Johnson brought one of the DOJ’s first class-action style sexual harassment lawsuits. He has provided training and consulting to organizations such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Google, the United Nations, and the World Bank. Michael leads our Compliance Advisory Team, whose members have decades of experience practicing employment law for large law firms and Fortune 500 companies.

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    Continuously Updated to Remain Compliant with the Law

    In the wake of #MeToo, a number of states have passed or have pending legislation on mandatory training requirements for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. Keeping track of this complex web of laws and regulations can be a challenge, especially if you have employees in multiple states. Traliant offers a streamline solution to manage training that is compliant with federal and state regulations.

    Tailored for Your Organization

    Traliant can customize courses to include your logo, relevant policies, workplace images, and an introductory message from a senior official in your organization. Advanced customization options are also available to further meet your organization’s training needs.

    Policy and Employee Handbook Service

    Ensuring an employee handbook adheres to pertinent laws and regulations can pose a daunting challenge for businesses. With Traliant’s Policy & Employee Handbook service, employers can confidently navigate regulatory changes effectively and maintain an employee handbook that meets compliance requirements and aligns with industry best practices.

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    The Traliant difference

    Compliance training is too important to be boring. That’s why our workplace harassment prevention training uses the best elements of storytelling, video technology and online training strategies to engage employees and managers and inspire positive behavior. Online sexual harassment training that is up-to-date and relatable to your workforce can ensure your company complies with anti-harassment training requirements while reinforcing your policies, procedures, and initiatives to end this pervasive workplace problem and create a respectful, harassment-free culture.

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