Sexual harassment can disrupt the workplace and cause lasting problems for everyone involved. Under both Connecticut and federal law, employees have a duty to use reasonable care to prevent sexual harassment and mitigate damages and should understand the employer’s policy prohibiting sexual harassment and its procedures for filing a complaint if sexual harassment occurs. By the end of this course employees will be able to recognize sexual harassment, identify how to report sexual harassment, choose appropriate workplace behaviors, and maintain a positive, productive work environment.
Why “Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Employees in Connecticut” Matters:
Even though workplace sexual harassment has been illegal for decades, it remains a persistent problem that goes largely unreported. Sexual harassment undermines an otherwise respectful workplace because it creates a negative work environment, interferes with effective job performance, undermines trust and respect, and exposes your organization to liability.
• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Connecticut’s Fair Employment and Practices Act, or CFEPA, prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace.
• Employers must prevent sexual harassment in the workplace and, should harassment occur, take steps to correct it and prevent it from recurring.
• Supervisors should always respond promptly and effectively to any sexual harassment they observe or that is reported to them.
• Employees have a duty to help avoid and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.
• Anyone at any level in the organization can commit sexual harassment or be harassed.
• Employees should intervene to interrupt, stop, or disrupt sexual harassment if it is safe to do