Crossing the Line Online: Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination in the Age of Social Media
Duration: 90 Minutes
Given the ease of receiving and viewing sexually explicit materials on cell phones, computers and social media, employers as well as employees should be concerned about claims of a hostile work environment and preventing all forms of sexual harassment in the workplace. This workshop will focus on the issue of sexual harassment, sex discrimination and how to prevent it in the workplace. It will provide an overview of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, its definition and the laws that prohibit it.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why should you Attend
- Participants have an opportunity to learn about the issue of sexual harassment and to talk about how this issue negatively affects the work environment
- Participants will examine the negative impact of sexually explicit information or pictures on victims, co-workers and employers
- Describe federal and state laws and policy that prohibits sexual harassment
- Describe the necessary components of an organization’s policy and expectations with respect to sexual harassment, hostile work environment and sex discrimination
- Describe what is necessary to report, oppose and address sexual harassment in the workplace; what is required to support and assist victims of sexual harassment, if it occurs
Using real case studies and group discussion, participants will explore the factors that contribute to claims of a hostile work environment, sexual harassment or sex discrimination. The webinar will examine the costly and negative impact of sexual harassment on victims, co-workers and employers. Participants will also identify steps to stop sexual harassment and develop strategies to respond to it if it occurs.
At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will plan ways to implement this training to ensure a positive work environment free from sexual harassment.
Who will Benefit
- The issue of sexual harassment and how it affects the work environment
- What organizational expectations should be of all employees with respect to sexual harassment and the consequences of breaking the rules?
- How to empower employees to work together to create a positive and productive work environment free from gender-related conflicts
- Sexual harassment definition and descriptions:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- State Laws
- Court Decisions
- Company Policy
- How to determine if an employee, client or customer has been sexually harassed
- Effective orientation: How to set employees up for success
- Business Owners
- General Managers
- All HR Directors, Managers, and Generalists
- All Employees
- Clients and Customers