1. All supervisors must be trained on sexual harassment within six months of hire if they can’t show proof that they have already received training.
The State of Connecticut passed a law in 1992 requiring all supervisors to receive training on Sexual Harassment Prevention. The law says that a new supervisor must be trained within six months of being hired or promoted to a supervisor’s position.
Even if your state does not have this law, it is a good practice to prevent sexual harassment in your organization through training. When supervisors are aware of your organization’s commitment to a workplace free of harassment, you reduce the chance of having incidents and claims.
Supervisors are management’s representatives and they should set an example for a workplace free of harassment and hostility. Unfortunately, it is very common for supervisors to use their position of power to sexually harass employees. Scheduled training reminds supervisors of the importance of prevention and their duty to enforce company policies.
Contact Randi Frank if you’re not sure your policy or training is up to date.
Randi can give you a quote for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and Policy Development.
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