New York State is taking an aggressive stance against sexual harassment in the workplace. New state laws require all employers to establish sexual harassment policies that meet the state-mandated minimum standards. These standards include providing sexual harassment prevention training to employees on an annual basis. If your company does not comply with these requirements, you could face consequences and liability.
Sexual harassment is a serious problem in the workplace throughout the United States. Because of the gravity of this issue, many states require workplaces to implement some sort of sexual harassment training. If you run a New York state-based company, you could face consequences if you do not comply with sexual harassment training requirements. All employers should care about sexual harassment training in the workplace – to comply with regulations and for the safety of all employees.
In light of the #MeToo movement, it is more evident than ever that addressing sexual harassment is a necessity in the modern workplace. However, learning about harassment may feel like another hurdle to jump through. How can you engage employees in learning about sexual harassment in a way that inspires them to fight against workplace misconduct?
Recent New York state law requires employers to adopt sexual harassment prevention and training policies, effectively ending any employee's ability to hide behind the excuse that they were not aware a certain behavior is considered harassment.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment has long been a part of the work environment. Social media movements and recent news stories have helped bring national attention to this very serious and concerning issue. Specifically, the "#MeToo" movement has opened the eyes of many to the issue of sexual harassment that has been brewing in every workplace for decades. As a manager, it is incredibly important to have the ability to identify harassing behaviors so they can quickly be stopped.
Would you be able to recognize some of the most common types of harassment in the workplace? More importantly, are you providing the proper workplace sexual harassment training to your employees so that they can do the same?
As of October 9, 2018, every employer in the state of New York must provide sexual harassment prevention training to employees. Proactive sexual harassment training protects both employees and the workplace. While sexual harassment prevention training is now a state requirement, it has always been a smart way to ensure the safety and comfort of all employees in the workplace. When done correctly, these trainings safeguard against abuse and offer legal protection to organizations. ProKnowledge, in partnership with KnowledgeWave, offers online workplace sexual harassment training that is fully compliant and extremely convenient.
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