Workforce Workshop: Employers What You Need to KnowName: Workforce Workshop: Employers What You Need to KnowDate: February 28, 2018Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CSTRegistration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.Event Description:
Sexual harassment policies and standards of conduct in the workplace are no longer just standard topics in your employee manual. Proper training, education, preventative measures, and policy enforcement are a necessity.
IS YOUR BUSINESS PREPARED?
Claims of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct in the workplace can be found in every industry including small business and major corporations. The #MeToo movement has brought sexual harassment/violence/misconduct into focus, and employers can no longer assume #NotHere. Just because someone hasn’t complained (yet) does not mean it is not happening.
WHAT CAN EMPLOYERS DO TO PROTECT THEIR EMPLOYEES AND THEIR COMPANY?
Employers need to do their due diligence to ensure their zero-tolerance message is clear and their employment policies are enforced to help avoid serious consequences.
- Sam Tanios of Human Elements Consulting will discuss the importance of educating employees to know what constitutes harassment, and zero in on key aspects of employee anti-harassment training and policy development that are necessities for small business owners.
- Jim Griffin, JD, Employee Counsel for Management Association — HR Source of Illinois, will provide information on sexual harassment laws and employer compliancy, as well as what options employees should have available to them for filing complaints, should the need arise.
- Garsen Hansen, HR Director for United Parcel Service, will share examples of situational sexual misconduct and their subsequent outcomes. Mr. Hansen will discuss UPS’s proactive approach to avoiding complaints and provide an overview of what happens once a complaint has been made.