Offensive Behavior and Harassment that Violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - The Supervisor's Role

Instructor: Kelly Rietow
Product ID: 703890
  • Duration: 60 Min

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Employee complaints go with the territory when you are a manager. But how do you know when your complaints and concerns may indicate policy violations or illegal behavior? This webinar will help attendees understand the definitions of harassment and offensive behavior, protected classes, the supervisor’s role, and preventing retaliation.

Course "Offensive Behavior and Harassment that Violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - The Supervisor's Role" has been pre-approved by HRCI as eligible for 1 credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.
“The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program”.

Why Should You Attend:

Our increasingly diverse workforce increases the chances of misunderstandings, and potential mistreatment, of fellow employees. Whether harassment or offensive behavior is intentional or not, the supervisor has legal obligations to bring the matter to the attention of management. This training program will cover the basic protected classes covered by federal legislation, different types of harassment, how to recognize harassment and offensive behavior, and preventing retaliation. Participants will also learn to discern the supervisor’s role in prevention, investigation and resolution of harassment allegations.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  1. The Impact of Workplace Harassment
    1. National statistics for claims and findings
    2. Productivity losses
    3. Negative impact on staff morale, recruitment and retention
    4. Legal liability
  2. Defining Harassment and Offensive Behavior
    1. Quid pro quo harassment
    2. Hostile environment harassment
    3. Bad behavior vs. illegal behavior
    4. What about the equal opportunity harasser?
  3. Protected Classes
    1. From sex to religion, any number of things are protected from discrimination by federal law
    2. State laws
    3. Interaction of federal and state law
  4. Types of Harassment
  5. How to Recognize Harassment and Offensive Behavior
  6. The Supervisor’s Role
    1. Recognizing harassment and offensive behavior
    2. Legal responsibilities and liability
    3. Enforcement of company policy
    4. Confidentiality
    5. Cooperating with investigations
    6. Preventing retaliation
  7. Preventing Retaliation

Who Will Benefit:

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • In-house Counsel
  • Managers
  • Supervisors

Instructor Profile:

Kelly Rietow, PHR, PMP, MBA, has more than 20 years’ broad-based expertise in human resources, organizational development, facilitation and leadership. She has worked with both global, public organizations and small, privately held organizations. She has a particular passion for optimizing the performance of organizations experiencing growing pains. A two-time recipient of the Employers Association Best Practices Award, Ms. Rietow earned her MBA from the University of St. Thomas, the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification through the Society for Human Resource Management and the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification through the Project Management Institute.

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