Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment
Managers Can Be Held Personally Liable
Managers supply tools and eliminate obstacles so employees can maximize their productivity to contribute to the bottom line. Today managers carry the responsibility to make sure that all employees perform in a safe and welcoming environment. This responsibility includes providing an environment free from sexual harassment. Managers can be held liable both as company representatives and as individuals if they knowingly allow illegal behavior to persist. Under a 1998 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, managers are accountable even for illegal behaviors they were not aware of.
While awareness of the need for a prevention policy about sexual harassment is high, many managers do not know how to begin. Preventing Sexual Harassment is a program designed just for you. This program can teach you steps to safeguard your business and employees from sexual harassment and costly legal settlements.
You’ll learn from an attorney who is a national expert on sexual harassment, and other expert facilitators. In an information-packed session you will clarify the definition of sexual harassment and cover such topics as:
- Categories of sexual harassment
- How ignorance can be costly: according to the U.S. Supreme Court
- Third-party sexual harassment
- How to give your business a “Protection Inspection”
- 10 things you can do now to prevent sexual harassment
- How to handle a sexual harassment complaint
- What to do if a case is filed against an employee or your business
Sexual harassment suits can not only damage employee morale; they can damage your reputation and cost you business. Let C. Harris Companies, Inc. show you how to protect your business and your employees.
About The Facilitator
Dorothy “Dot” Waldrup, JD is an attorney with 24 years of practice with expertise in domestic law and employment discrimination. She has represented cases in state and federal courts. She has presented nationwide regarding the legal issues of sexual harassment and the workplace. She has presented on Family Law and Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for the National Business Institute, the American Management Association, the Tulane and Loyola University Schools of Law.
As a facilitator for C. Harris Companies, Inc. Waldrup has presented programs on Sexual Harassment and Gender Bias for organizations including Chevron Chemical Corporation and The National Finance Center of the United States Department of Agriculture. Participants laud her for her knowledge of the issues and the law as well as her ability to help them discover ways to combat gender bias and sexual harassment in the workplace.