Sexual Harassment Investigation Procedure: Just the Facts

Sexual harassment investigation procedure includes policies related to the proper handling of sexual harassment complaints, investigating sexual harassment claims, and evaluating appropriate disciplinary measures when it has been determined there are violations.  My ability to conduct sexual harassment training comes from twelve years of experience conducting workplace investigations.  This includes complaints of sexual harassment, hostile work…

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Bystander Intervention Training – Introducing a New Component to Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Government agencies have recently began requiring employers to provide Bystander Intervention Training as a method of preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. This enforced training component will not only meet legally required provisions for states such as New York and Connecticut (also a highly encouraged, but not required component of California AB 1825 training), but…

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Unconscious Bias Training Eliminates Hidden Prejudices

Unconscious biases are prejudices triggered by the brain to automatically assess people and situations based on personal background, cultural upbringing, and life experiences. Examples of such prejudice would include casting unknowingly judgement on others as a result of their skin color, gender, age, height, weight, introversion versus extroversion, marital and parental status, disability status, foreign…

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Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act – 2018 New York Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

New York State and New York City have updated New York’s sexual harassment training requirements and become the most current state to enhance their sexual harassment laws, the #MeToo movement is definitely affecting more than just Hollywood. New York is moving closer to California with their overhaul of employment laws. In mid-April 2018, New York’s…

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SB 396 Gender Identity Training Protects Transgender Workplace Opportunities

October 15, 2017, SB 396 was approved and requires employers to provide gender identity training that protects transgender workplace opportunities. On August 17, 2007, Assembly Bill 1825 (AB 1825) became effective and was mandated as a harassment prevention training requirement in the state of California. AB 1825 requires for employers to provide their supervisors (within…

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