Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New EEOC Training Announced


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just announced new training seminars that it will be conducting.  The training, conducted by EEOC staff, focuses on exemplifying respect and inclusiveness in the workplace.  From the EEOC:

"The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced ... that it will launch two new trainings for employers: Leading for Respect (for supervisors) and Respect in the Workplace (for all employees). Instead of traditional compliance training that solely focuses on legal definitions and standards for liability, the new program provides an exciting training alternative for harassment prevention. . .

The training program focuses on respect, acceptable workplace conduct, and the types of behaviors that contribute to a respectful and inclusive, and therefore ultimately more profitable, workplace. The program is customizable for different types of workplaces and includes a section for reviewing employers' own harassment prevention policies and procedures."

These new training programs provide a great new resource for employers.  As we see in the prior post below, allegations of disrespect, abuse, and harassment still occur in the workplace.  Training can help educate and prevent this type of behavior.  More information on the EEOC's program is available here.

- Joe Seiner

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