Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Managers
Clearly, management and supervisory personnel require more training than employees in general. These individuals are responsible for implementing and enforcing the employer’s policy as well as being the first line of defense against sexual harassment litigation. Consequently, additional training should be provided to these individuals to ensure that they:
- Have a clear understanding of what constitutes inappropriate behavior, how to spot it and how to stop it.
- Refrain from engaging in inappropriate behavior at all times and understand the disciplinary consequences for failing to do so.
- Have a clear understanding of what the legal implications of sexual harassment are for the company.
- Respond immediately to every employee complaint of sexual harassment.
- Have a clear understanding of the importance of and the appropriate way to handle an initial employee complaint.
- Have a clear understanding of the requirements for reporting employee complaints of inappropriate behavior.
- Take every step necessary to guard the confidentiality of each report and to protect the employee making the report from possible retaliation.
This training should be provided to all management and supervisory personnel and can be conducted in either full or half day sessions.