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Understanding and Preventing Virtual Harassment

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Understanding and Preventing Virtual Harassment

Workshop Description/Agenda

Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives * You will be able to discuss the EEOC charge and litigation process. * You will be able to define harassment, discrimination and retaliation. * You will be able to describe examples of virtual harassment. * You will be able to explain essential policies for avoiding liability.

Get EEOC guidance on preventing virtual harassment in the workplace. The virtual workplace presents special problems for employers who want to maintain a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. This information will offer practical advice to employers on how to develop and implement effective antidiscrimination and antiharassment programs that are wellsuited for todays virtual workplace. The information will discuss recent highprofile harassment situations, the MeToo Movement, EEOC guidance and other best practices for employers on how to make prevention programs in a virtual world more effective and to create the right workplace culture.

Roadmap for Compliance in a Virtual World

Some Background Stats

EEOC Charges Precede Litigation

Employment Litigation Can Be Expensive

Key Definitions
• Discrimination
• Harassment
• Retaliation

Discrimination Is

Harassment Is

Four Categories of Harassing Behavior

Virtual Activities That Could Be Harassment

Retaliation Is Prohibited by Many Laws

Retaliation Is

5-Step Compliance Program

No Harassment Policy

Other Relevant Policies

Complaint Procedures

Training Is Important

Audiences for Training
• Managers
• Supervisors
• Employees

Training Logistics

Leveraging Technology to Train in a Virtual World

Documentation of Training

Investigating and Resolving Complaints

Investigation Should Include Digital Media

EEOC Task Force Study

EEOC Task Force Conclusions

EEOC Task Force Identified Needs

Practical Exercises/Common Mistakes

D. Albert Brannen with Fisher & Phillips LLP

ASA ,CLE (Please check the Detailed Credit Information page for states that have already been approved) ,CPE ,HR Certification Institute ,SHRM ,Additional credit may be available upon request.

Who Should Attend

This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, benefits and payroll professionals, business owners and managers, controllers, CFOs and attorneys.

Additional Information

Training Provider: Lorman Education Services

Course Topics: HR Management Training > Labor/Employment Law

Training Course Summary: Understanding and Preventing Virtual Harassment

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