Avoiding Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace Training

The Supreme Court has made it clear to employers that they must take preventative steps to avoid liability for unlawful harassment claims. Courts have repeatedly awarded punitive damages in unlawful harassment cases where the employer failed to provide harassment training.

Why is harassment and discrimination training important?

Helps Protect Your Company

against costly harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims

Important Legal Defense

It helps provide the company with an important legal defense in the event claims are ever filed

Demonstrates your company’s commitment

to diversity and to maintaining a workplace free of harassment and discrimination

Productive Workplace

It helps maintain a respectful and productive workplace

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Has it been more than 1 or 2 years since your company has had harassment training?

We recommend you train your managers and employees every two years at a minimum. If it’s been longer, your company may have increased risk. Additionally, the recent focus on workplace harassment is a reason to do more than the minimum – if it has been more than 1 year since you last provided this training, we suggest you provide it now.

What’s Included with MEA Harassment Training

Review of Your Policies

MEA will review your current harassment policies and provide recommendations for revisions if necessary.

Manager Session

90-minute live training session for your managers/supervisors

Employee Session

30-minute live training session for your employees

Makeup Training

Two-year access to makeup sessions through MEA Live, our online interactive training platform (recordings can also be provided if needed)

Learning Objectives

Manager Session

  • An overview of workplace harassment and discrimination laws
  • Clear definitions of unlawful harassment, “hostile work environment”, discrimination, unlawful retaliation, and protected categories
  • An overview of sexual harassment, workplace retaliation, and the complaint procedure
  • The supervisor’s (or manager’s) key role in preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims, and reducing liability exposure for the company
  • Real world examples to test managers’ knowledge, highlight the differences between unlawful harassment and lawful workplace interactions, and to highlight what managers should look for as a “red flag” that conduct may need to be investigated

Employee Session

  • An overview of workplace harassment and discrimination laws
  • Clear definitions of unlawful harassment, “hostile work environment”, discrimination, and protected categories
  • An overview of sexual harassment, workplace retaliation, and the complaint procedure
  • Explain that your company prohibits unlawful harassment and retaliation, review your complaint procedure
  • Real world examples to help employees understand the differences between unlawful harassment and lawful workplace interactions and to help them assess whether they need to modify their workplace conduct

Connect with a Harassment Training Expert

Contact us today to learn how our Avoiding Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace Training can help you maintain a respectful and productive workplace.