Anti-Harassment & Positive Workplace Culture
Workplace sexual harassment training is mandatory in some states and will become mandatory in more states soon. But in every state, anti-harassment training is necessary for employers to reduce risk. The U.S. Supreme Court has stated that for a company to reduce its liability for harassment claims, it must train its employees and supervisors.
Many sexual harassment training programs that are available today are not meeting the criteria to make a difference. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, companies are seeing sexual harassment not just as a legal liability, which it has always been, but a genuine reputational and business risk. Organizations are viewing harassment the same way they view other risks to the company, such as cyber security risks.
A 2016 report from the EEOC found that most harassment training conducted over the past 30 years has been ineffective. The EEOC criticized employers for focusing too narrowly on the minimum requirements of the law to avoid being sued. The report called for fostering a more respectful workplace culture, and training to equip bystanders with the tools they need to address inappropriate behavior when they see it. The official task force report stated,
“According to researchers, incivility is often an antecedent to workplace harassment, as it creates a climate of ‘general derision and disrespect’ in which harassing behaviors are tolerated.”
You cannot change the culture of the workplace with your typical check-the-box training.
Uncivil behaviors can often spiral into harassing behaviors. In this way, incivility is the “gateway drug” to harassment. Smart companies are rethinking their approach to sexual harassment training to take these new findings into account. MedPower’s Anti-Harassment and Positive Workplace Culture Training meets all state and federal requirements, is regularly updated to ensure future compliance, and incorporates Civility Training and Bystander Training in accordance with the latest research.
- Skills-based training
- Tools for responding to inappropriate
- Distinct modules for supervisors and
- Recognizing inappropriate conduct
- Quid pro quo meanings and hostile
environment harassment with hypotheticals
- Policies and procedures on sexual harassment
- How to create a respectful workplace
- Bystander intervention methods
- Embracing civility in the workplace
- What is NOT sexual harassment
- Reporting inappropriate conduct
- Useful self-assessments
License Content For Your LMS
By licensing our microlearning content, videos, resources and competencies, you can easily integrate “high-level” training into your current delivery systems including Healthstream, Elsevier, Saba and many more platforms.
MedPower’s project managers will work with your team to set up the coursework and ensure its’ readiness for your trainees.
Utilize MedPower’s LMS & Mobile App
Using MedPower’s award winning LMS is an easy way to train your entire organization. By using our cloud-hosted LMS and eLearning mobile apps, your employees/trainees can easily access education anytime, anywhere at their convenience.
MedPower will set up your organization and deliver courses, resources and advanced analytics so you can track trainee progress and verify training compliance. Certificates of completion are accessible within a few clicks.
The MedPower Difference
- Content that is relevant and easy to understand
- Microlearning content – short, focused videos that are easy to digest
- Content designed by industry experts and thought leaders
- Engaging high definition videos that make sure your trainees are eager to learn
- Available on multiple devices including phones, tablets and desktops
Melanie L. Glickson, Esq. has spent the past 17 years as an employment lawyer advising companies and defending employers against sexual harassment and other employment-based claims.