This comprehensive course is designed to not only teach managers and supervisors their responsibilities in preventing sexual harassment, discrimination, abuse, bullying, teasing, exploitation, and other inappropriate behaviors, it also provides the training necessary in these areas.
The laws have recently changed in California. We expect other states to follow shortly. If you have five (5) or more employees you must train them prior to January 1, 2020 and continue to train them thereafter. The laws are now also requiring much more responsibility of people in positions of power.
We discuss the most recent federal government regulations, as well as provide a brief history of the development of these workplace protections. We also discuss in detail California’s requirements in preventing harassment, abusive behavior, bullying and discrimination.
California is usually among the states providing the most stringent protections – and other states usually follow these examples. Although we do not cover the requirements in each and every state in this course, we believe that by following the combination of federal and California State laws, plus our recommendations to be even more prudent, you will be in compliance.
We cover the laws and examples of abuse, bullying, discrimination, harassment (sexual and otherwise) and the rights of the victim. Finally, we offer information about handling complaints including how to treat the accused and possible remedies for the victim.
Many examples of behaviors that could be construed as either appropriate or inappropriate – depending on the point of view of those involved will be offered as well as examples of clear inappropriate behaviors. In addition to harassment and discrimination we define and discuss abusive behaviors – bullying, teasing, exploitation.
We not only discuss these in detail but also help you understand the nuances and protections for people who gender identify differently from what is specified on their birth certificate.
This course is mandatory for managers and supervisors in companies having 50 or 15 or more employees. In California it has now changed to five (5) or more and other states will follow. The definition of employee has been greatly enlarged to include contractors, part-time workers, and some others. Training of supervisors and managers is required at least every two years.
Thus, it is strongly recommended that you provide training to all employees at least annually no matter how many you consider your head count. It only takes two people to have a behavior reported as either sexual harassment, bullying, or discrimination.
Do you want to take that chance?
Anyone responsible for onboarding or managing an employee new to the company; from entry-level employee to senior executive – all will benefit.
Years of Experience: 37+ years
Areas of Expertise: Planning, Change Management, Conflict Resolution, System Streamlining, Communication, People and Project Management
ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized Leadership, Management, Professional Development, and Organizational Development (O-D) consultant specializing in people and processes in the workplace. Multifaceted, Dr. Diamond has extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines (business, education, management, marketing, business ownership, psychology – and some economics and law as well). This enables her to see things from a variety of angles and to cleave to the essence of a problem quickly, offering her clients creative and practical solutions.
As the President and Founder of her consulting firm, Diamond Associates, which was established in 1981, Dr. Diamond’s clients range from boards of directors and upper management to support staff in many industries, both public and private. This includes small business and professional practices, corporations, associations, service/charity organizations and government agencies (including police and fire). She works with individuals, teams and large groups. Dr. Diamond trains Boards of Directors and teaches several courses to board members and those striving for board appointments.
She is well known for her skill in large and small group process, including workshops in strategic planning, change management, conflict resolution, system streamlining, communication, management of people and projects, as well as board of directors development, committee and team training.
Her executive consulting/coaching and mentoring of individuals includes helping new CEOs grow into their position and learn how to create and work with executive teams, stakeholders, and others in their organization.
Dr. Diamond teaches a wide range of MBA university courses in Business, Organizational Development, Quality, Change Management, Persuasion/Negotiation, Marketing, and Leadership.
Born into a family and culture of service to others, ArLyne has been involved with many associations, service and charity organizations. A listing is available here. She is currently active in politics, Rotary, and ProMatch, an organization dedicated to helping those out of work, where she offers workshops and a weekly drop-in helping people with finding themselves, resumes, interview skills and landing the job.View all trainings by this speaker