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We can’t listen to whatever we want at work if it offends others; while we do have more freedom to say or do things outside the workplace, we still need to keep in mind that if our behavior offends or discriminates against someone, then it may be grounds for disciplinary action. We all must be respectful of others in the workplace.
Discussions with co-workers that ridicule or disrespect anyone because of a protected class status can be offensive and lead to an accusation of discriminatory harassment. Insensitive remarks about an overweight co-worker can lead to the perception of harassment.
It can be one thing to casually invite someone to attend religious services with you, or to occasionally mention a religious belief or practice. But when you repeatedly and openly talk about your religious beliefs, or proselytize, to the point that it offends a co-worker, you can easily be accused of harassment.
You know, some of us figure a pregnant joke or two is just something that comes with the territory. It's no big deal. Well, those days are over. This video shows how a simple joke or two might lead to harassment. Remember, when it comes to your co-workers - the safest thing to do is… if you can't say something nice... just don't say anything at all.
National Best-Seller! Managers within your organization may well understand the importance of avoiding obvious discriminatory interview questions. But what if a manager asks a discriminatory question unintentionally? The principles of legal and effective interviewing are presented in this Law & Order-style program, find out the interview no-no's, side-step the legal landmines, and conduct a fair and effective interview.
Simply not harassing women is not enough. Men must commit to mentoring women. Organizations must commit to mentoring women. Now more than ever, we need men to support women in the workplace... not avoid them. When women have the same opportunities to succeed and lead as men, it spurs innovation... and enables equity and a stronger sense of belonging.
Most of us like a good joke, right? The problem is, while we may think we know what's acceptable, there's a fine line between funny and disrespectful. We can't always know what may be offensive just by looking at someone. That's why we have to focus on respect when it comes to things like, jokes, off hand comments, posts, puns, texting cartoons, drawings, pictures or videos at work.
Being frustrated with co-workers from time-to-time is natural and understandable. But when we perpetuate stereotypes about people based on things like their appearance or where they come from, not only is it unprofessional and disrespectful… it also can be illegal.
Workplace gossip is one of those areas where it's easy to find ourselves on the wrong side of the line. While it may seem like harmless talk, it's not. Not only is gossip unprofessional because it destroys respect and trust in the workplace; it can also get you and your organization into a lot of legal trouble.
All of us have things that we value and believe in strongly. But it's important that we make sure that we don't cross the line and allow those convictions to get in the way of treating others with respect. Most organizations have policies that prohibit harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation.
This vignette describes common harassment and discrimination issues in the workplace. Acts as an introduction to Without Regard (and the related vignettes).
Review how to avoid unprofessional, prohibited and illegal behaviors that can lead to workplace harassment and discrimination.
Organizations want productive and engaged employees who contribute to the bottom line... but just one aggressive employee can ruin it all. There are real consequences associated with crossing the line at work and more than money is what’s at stake for organizations of all kinds. The effects of bullying, abusive conduct and especially harassment can damage an organization’s morale, brand and leave targets unproductive and fearful.
Recognizing and stopping harassment is an essential component of a respectful and innovative workplace. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to address and prevent workplace harassment and bullying. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Updated with the US Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ+ workers! Now more than ever, your employees need to know exactly where the boundaries of acceptable and legal workplace behavior are drawn. Right Side of the Line™ addresses harassment in all its form, including hazing, gossip, retaliation and more. This workshop meets federal compliance standards for harassment prevention training, giving employees the tools to resolve situations before they escalate. For your business issues on: Harassment, Discrimination, EEOC & Legal Issues.
Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois now requires all employers to provide sexual harassment training. SB 75 (also known as the Workplace Transparency Act), mandates that all employees receive sexual harassment training annually. The first deadline is January 1, 2021.
Connecticut has enacted a state law, the Time’s Up Act, expanding sexual harassment training requirements for employers with employees working in Connecticut. Employers must now provide two hours of sexual harassment training to all employees in Connecticut, not just supervisors. This course will drive deep conversations around the definition and consequences of sexual harassment.
With the passing of Delaware House Bill (HB) 360, the state created a new section to the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act (DDEA) that focuses specifically on sexual harassment. Delaware companies with 50 or more employees (excluding independent contractors or employees who work less than 6 months) are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training every two (2) years. This flexible course platform allows facilitators to customize and present a course that fits both their compliance needs and their organizational needs.
Specific for New York State (New York State Human Rights Law) and New York City (NYC Human Rights Law) sexual harassment training requirements! New York companies are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training. This flexible course platform allows facilitators to customize and present a course that fits both their compliance needs and their organizational needs.
Without Regard features ten short personal stories that explore the different types of actions and behaviors that can lead to a discrimination claim.