Federal employment law affirmatively requires regular training of managers and supervisors on issues regarding harassment: what does Title VII prohibit, what is the employer’s policy and process for responding to complaints, how should employees be treated to insure against retaliation, and more. Today, as gender identity and sexual orientation are protected under some laws but not others, a new landscape exists. Expected standards of behavior—and, therefore, what is considered unlawful harassment—change with time and can even differ depending on the workplace.
In this program, we make sure employers meet their Title VII training requirements related to harassment. Beyond that, we update managers and supervisors on how to recognize and respond to instances of harassment that might otherwise go unnoticed. Through proper, up-to-date training, employers can arm those who most closely supervise others with the knowledge and sensitivity to carry forward a culture of non-harassment and to keep inappropriate conduct from spiraling into larger problems.