Harassment in the workplace may rise to a level that violates federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Unlawful harassment can be predicated upon an employee’s race, sex, national origin, religion, age, and physical or mental disability. When harassment based on one or more of these protected characteristics permeates the workplace, a hostile work environment can be created and liability may follow. The number of lawsuits alleging unlawful harassment continues to grow. These lawsuits can be costly to defend and costly to settle.
Who Should Attend?
This seminar is designed for:
Local government employees
What You Will Learn?
The types of harassment prohibited by federal and state law
How to recognize and eliminate unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment, in the workplace
When harassment in the workplace creates a hostile work environment
The requirements of a sound anti-harassment policy
The need for investigative procedures that ensure a fair review of all harassment claims
The need to prohibit retaliation against employees who bring harassment claims