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.

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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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Former Volleyball Coach & Cal Poly Finalize Separation Agreement

judge-notFormer Cal Poly volleyball coach Jon Stevenson will receive most of the money owed to him under his prior contract, according to a separation agreement obtained Thursday by The Tribune.
Additionally, Cal Poly has limited the chance of future sexual harassment allegations against Stevenson, who was relieved of his coaching duties by athletic director Don Oberhelman on Sept, 1.

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International Monetary Fund Leader Charged with Sexual Harassment

The life at the International Monetary Fund is a close knit group of alpha male economists who work on lengthy projects all over the world. Women are generally in positions of lesser authority, and have continually complained about unwanted sexual advances.

This is the lender of last resort for governments that need money and, under the leadership of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, an emerging force in the regulation of the global economy.

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Herman Cain Dismisses Sexual Harassment Claims as ‘Witch Hunt’

iStock_000021441734_FullHerman Cain, one of the frontrunners in the Republican race for the White House, dismissed allegations of sexual harassment against him as a “witch hunt” as he launched a damage limitation exercise to keep his candidacy afloat.

Over the course of two public appearances before the media and an interview with Fox News, Cain confirmed that he had been the subject of sexual harassment complaints involving two female workers in the restaurant industry – but insisted he had been “falsely accused”.

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eBossWatch New Sexual Harasser Database

eBossWatch-logo-blue350The eBossWatch has a new search tool for obtaining information about people who have been accused of sexual harassment in the workplace. Personally, I think it is a good idea, but what are you going to do with this information? Only a very small percentage of sexual harassment complaints ever end up in court, so the chances of finding something of significance are pretty slim.

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