Sexual harassment has exploded in front-page headlines. Is your organization next in line for a bombshell #MeToo complaint?
The old HR rules for preventing and confronting harassment charges have changed. If you are still relying on 20-year-old prevention, training and complaint policies, you could be in a world of trouble.
During this Business Management Daily session, you’ll discover how to change your policies and practices to stay in compliance and to create a culture of respect in your workplace.
Topic: Sexual Harassment: New Rules for Prevention & Investigation
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. CDT, 10 a.m. PDT
In this important new webinar, you’ll discover:
- What’s considered unlawful “harassment” in today’s workplace. (Types of harassment exist today that nobody dreamed of when the Supreme Court first defined sexual harassment and created an employer defense.)
- How to craft a lawsuit-proof, anti-harassment and discrimination program — what to say, how to say it, and when
- A checklist for self-auditing your current policies and complaint process so you can spot problems and fix them.
- How to draft a new policy for responding to complaints against key employees.
- Why your harassment training needs to be up close and personal. (Find out how to create companywide sessions so that everyone from the janitor to CEO takes it seriously!)
- Steps to revamp your complaint process so it fosters an environment where victims feel supported, free of shame, and free from shaming.
- Lessons learned from 2018 EEOC sexual harassment lawsuits and settlements.
- A review of new federal and state laws rules that limit when you can keep harassment secret, or force workers into arbitration.
- How a big national legal fund (#TimesUp) is encouraging your employees to file lawsuits – and what it means for employers.
- What to do if a complaint involves a high-level executive or other key person – who do you call and how fast do you act?
- And much, much more!
Plus, get answers to your questions about harassment training and eliminating the risks.
In 2017, harassment cost U.S. companies more than $160 million in EEOC settlements – an all-time high. And that was before the #MeToo revolution. (Fact: The EEOC saw a fourfold increase in visitors to the sexual harassment section of its website after the Harvey Weinstein news came out.)
Today, employees are feeling much freer to come forward, sometimes with decades-old accusations. You may have a sexual harasser on your payroll – possibly a serial one. And the first complaint will open the floodgates to a PR, social media, and legal disaster. Are you ready? Join Business Management Daily to discover the changes you need to make today to stay in compliance and out of the headlines! Register now!