The Time for Employee Substance Abuse Training

Woman snorting cocaine lines on her desk at workWith all the current news about heroin addiction on the rise and over-the-counter drug abuse to the growing and serious addiction to opiates, an employer should really be concerned today that their workforce, now more than ever, is drug free! It’s an obligation not a choice.

From small New England townships to San Diego’s DEA agents, heroin is on the rise with younger users and the cost is minimal from $8.00 a dose and a typical user maybe at 10 doses a day, a dealer can be texted and a delivery will be on its way.

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Eliminate the Possibility of Sexual Harassment Through Training and Clear Policies

By George Ramos

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In its earliest days, the automotive specialty-equipment industry was dominated by men. With a few notable exceptions, women were relegated to the background or given roles as trophy girls, photo models and product presenters. As attitudes changed, however, women gained equal status in virtually every facet of commercial endeavor. From manufacturing to the media, women now play critical roles on the automotive stage, yet outmoded stereotypes and unwarranted conduct linger in some quarters. Even as late as 2007, there were more than 12,500 cases of sexual harassment filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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Workplace Harassment Prevention Training

14744171111_a6f60317dc_bThe workplace have improved significantly over the past few decades. With Equal Opportunity Employment, people of all backgrounds have the same ability to pursue their goals and dreams. While modern work environments are usually welcoming places, some environments may have a toxic atmosphere. The following guide explores how workplace harassment training can improve employee morale, reduce liability and improve productivity.

A workplace harassment prevention training program is a great way to make sure that employees are free to do their work without bullying from superiors or coworkers. By setting up a welcoming, positive environment, it’s possible to ensure that employees will enjoy their work environment.

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Substance Abuse Awareness Training

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Our substance abuse training is designed for employees and supervisors. This is because an increasing number of businesses, regardless of industry, are being affected by employee substance abuse. The U.S. Department of Labor has estimated that workers with substance abuse problems account for 16 times more absenteeism than employees who do not abuse illicit drugs. Additionally, OSHA has found that around 65% of workplace accidents involve workers with substance abuse issues.

A Safer Workplace Through Education

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Diversity Training In The Workplace

iStock_000014186302MediumDiversity training in the workplace is an important element in operating a successful business. The modern workforce is more diverse than ever and it isn’t enough to have diversity policies in place. It is essential to have workplace diversity training for all of your employees to back up those policies and ensure a cohesive, productive workplace where all employees feel safe, respected and valued. Diversity training is bringing employees together to help everyone understand the composition of the workforce at your organization and promote tolerance and positive employee relationships.

Good diversity training begins with diversity awareness. It is not always possible to tell what makes someone diverse by having a conversation with them. Training helps employees see how their words and actions may be detrimental to a diverse workforce population, even unintentionally. It helps to humanize coworkers to each other and put everyone on equal footing. Diversity training may include role playing, education about how and why people tend to stereotype others, even without meaning to, and information about what employees can do to promote diversity awareness.

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Retaliation for Sexual Harassment Claims is Illegal

iStock_000029714046LargeSexual harassment is a very serious workplace issue and should be dealt with before major problems occur. It is essential to understand the underlying causes of sexual harassment claims and have a clear policy posted in all workplaces.

Denver Sheriff’s Captain believes she’s being retaliated against for filing a sexual harassment complaint against a coworker.

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Women Makes Sexual Harassment Allegations at The Housing Authority

In December of 2012 Marva Leonard-Dent was accused of sexual harassment by male employees.  She avoided questions about the allegations made by former two male former employees. Shortly thereafter Leonard-Dent handed the board of the authority her resignation.  Both she and the board refused to acknowledge that the accusations had anything to do with her resignation. SOUTH…

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Teacher Sexual Harassment Investigation Results In Retirement

iStock_000011983327_MediumNEW MILFORD — Longtime New Milford High School teacher Stephen Flanagan has retired from his position following an investigation into a sexual harassment claim against him, according to a report released Thursday.

The report on the school district’s investigation, obtained by The New-Times, concludes that while there were no indications Flanagan’s actions “were motivated by sexual desire or interest,” he is unable or unwilling to follow Board of Education policies.
The popular social studies teacher has received strong support from students, former students and colleagues since he was suspended from his teaching duties earlier this month after a fellow staff member filed a formal complaint of sexual or other unlawful harassment.

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School Attorney Conducts “very timely” Sexual Harassment Discussion at CSU

Before14744171111_a6f60317dc_b the American sporting world knew the name Jerry Sandusky this week, Colorado State athletic director Paul Kowalczyk and his staff were made aware of what must be done in cases of sexual harassment or assault.

About two weeks ago, a school attorney came on campus to discuss their responsibility if an incident surfaces.

“Obviously very timely as to what our responsibilities are as employees of a state institution,” Kowalczyk said Tuesday.
Sandusky is the former Penn State defensive coordinator named in a grand jury investigation alleging he sexually abused eight children over a 15-year period. Iconic head coach Joe Paterno was made aware of an incident in 2002 and notified athletic director Tim Curley. However, police were never called.

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