Category: Sexual Harassment Compliance Training

Sexual Harassment Prevention – Federal and State Guidelines

“The reality is that #MeToo was waiting to happen. Women’s anger and frustration had been a simmering pot, its lid jittering,” Caitlin Flanagan writes in The Atlantic. “Something was going to cause it to boil over soon enough. The anger was about harassment; the frustration was about the system that had been created to address...

How is Sexual Harassment being addressed in Europe

Whilst discrimination and sexual harassment in Europe has always been outlawed throughout the EU, the individual member states have their own laws and regulations. This makes for a complicated scenario for companies attempting to create compliance training programs that will work across the whole of Europe. The European Union definition of sexual harassment is based...

Sexual Harassment in New York State — How Training Promotes Change

The issue of sexual harassment is not a new one, but now more than ever, public consciousness has turned toward finding a solution. Today, we have a unique opportunity to spark real growth through effective learning tactics. Many states have their own sets of requirements for sexual harassment training, and following those requirements carefully not...

Sexual Harassment Compliance Training: Teaching Employees It’s Not a ‘Joke’ – It’s Harassment

On June 18, Connecticut’s governor signed a law ratcheting up the state’s mandated sexual harassment compliance training requirement. Surprisingly, only four other states – California, Delaware, Maine, and New York – had state requirements for such instruction. New York City has even more stringent requirements than those imposed through Albany. If such states as Illinois,...

Action and Prevention-Sexual Harassment Training in California

In 2015, correctional officer Sophia Curry received a $1.6 million settlement from the State of California after an inmate at California State Prison in Folsom attacked her, despite Curry having previously reported the inmate for sexual harassment. Supervisors failed to handle the situation, asking her to patrol the unit without a partner when the attack...

Tips For Sexual Harassment Compliance Training In The #MeToo Era

In the last year or so, the #MeToo movement has shed light on just how common sexual harassment is in the workplace. From celebrities to day-to-day workers, thousands of people – women, in particular – have shared stories about how they have been harassed in the workplace. The statistics are staggering. Surveys show that up...

A Learning Guide to Recognising Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

It is very important for everyone to learn what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace so that it can be recognized immediately. Everyone should have the right to work in an environment that is free of harassment, and in order for companies to achieve this goal, employees have to understand the basic rights of the workplace. There...

Integrity and Compliance – Hand in Hand in Workplace Training

Scenario 1: Breakroom Chat Three colleagues are in the kitchen during their lunch break. Two are engaged in private conversation, although they are speaking quite loudly. Marie asks Claire why it is so hard to find someone to date. She makes reference to behaviors in which she has engaged in the past—in vivid detail—and her...

Is Your Sexual Harassment Training Designed to Drive a Culture of Change?

"Many of us want to be heard, very few of us want to be identified, but all of us want this culture to change." – Anne Montgomery The quotation above comes from a former intern to Jeff Kruse, the Oregon State Senator who resigned in 2018 after allegations of sexual misconduct made against him were published. At a newly created Committee on Culture, Montgomery told state lawmakers how a “code of silence” operated at the Oregon State Capitol building, and described a longstanding culture of sexual harassment.

Unpacking New York Anti-Sexual Harassment Training Needs

"While the federal government repeatedly ignores the voices of women speaking out against the scourge of sexual violence, in New York, we are taking action," Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, said. On April 12, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed into law the FY 2019 New York State Budget, which included important sexual harassment standards for all employers in the state. A proposal from his 2018 Women's Agenda for New York: Equal Rights, Equal Opportunity; the package is, according to New York State, the most comprehensive one pertaining to sexual harassment in the United States.