Workplace harassment affects both the individuals involved and the organization as a whole — and can put your organization at risk legally and financially as well as cause reputational damage. It is vital that your employees understand workplace harassment, the related laws and the appropriate steps to take if unlawful harassment occurs.
In particular, sexual harassment has captured headlines, and many states are enacting strict anti-sexual harassment laws that require annual training.
GLS provides workplace and sexual harassment prevention training, along with other aspects of employment law. Our online courses use real-life examples and hypothetical scenarios to convey how to recognize and prevent forms of workplace harassment.
It’s more important than ever to protect your organization and employees with effective anti-harassment training.
Benefits of Harassment Prevention Training
Beyond the legal requirements, anti-harassment training has additional benefits:
Strengthens workplace culture – Training supports an organization’s culture by communicating its values and promoting respect for every individual. Training motivates individuals to act ethically and appropriately, while protecting the organization and its reputation.
Empowers bystanders and encourages reporting – By creating a sense of collective responsibility, anti-harassment training empowers bystanders to intervene when they witness inappropriate behaviors. Bystanders gain strategies for disrupting or stopping harassing behavior, while also providing support for their coworkers. Training is also an effective tool for educating and encouraging employees to report incidents or potential problems.
Sends a strong message – Anti-harassment training sends a clear message that the organization will not tolerate harassment and discrimination. Along with clear complaint procedures, an ethics or reporting hotline and other administrative mechanisms, training demonstrates an organization’s commitment to a safe and inclusive workplace.