This course defines sexual harassment and its negative effects in the workplace, as well as outlines the steps to prevent and respond to sexual harassment. This course will also discuss the conduct and responsibilities of a supervisor in creating a workplace that is free from sexual harassment. The fact is, sexual harassment is hurtful and costly and it’s against the law. That’s why the state of New York and New York City require training on the types of sexual harassment and how to prevent them.
Why “Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors and Employees in New York and New York City (Spanish)” Matters:
Sexual harassment is a form of unlawful employment discrimination. This training is important because sexual harassment:
- Creates a negative work environment in which people are tense, fearful, uncomfortable, and often humiliated;
- Interferes with effective job performance;
- Undermines trust and respect and makes good working relationships impossible; and
- Exposes your organization to liability.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the NYHRL, and the NYCHRL prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace.
- Employers must take steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace and, should harassment occur, take corrective action to stop the harassment and prevent it from recurring.
- Supervisors should always respond promptly and effectively to any sexual harassment they observe or that is reported to them.
- Anyone at any level in the organization can commit sexual harassment or be harassed.
- Employers can be liable for quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment harassment.