Workplace harassment is all too common. One in four women and one in 10 men in the United States say they have been harassed at work.
Workplace harassment can ruin a great job and turn a company into a toxic and unproductive environment. It can also result in an employer being found legally liable and paying substantial fines for not adequately addressing an issue. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, workplace harassment cost businesses $56.6 million in 2018 in lawsuits, lost hours and employee firing and hiring costs.
There continues to be confusion and uncertainty about harassment. Employees and employers are not always clear about what constitutes harassment, how to report it and when to take action. This can result in a problem that could have been solved internally rather than growing into a lawsuit.
In this course, we will cover:
- An overview of harassment in the workplace
- Understanding types of harassment
- The law and your responsibility as an employer
- How to prevent harassment in the workplace