How can sexual harassment training in the workplace protect my company from liability in Tennessee?
Read more about workplace sexual harassment and descrimination at Tennessee's Human Rights Web Page.
The EEOC is the federal governing body that describes and enforces sexual harassment and discrimination laws. Read more at (EEOC Harassment). According to the EEOC sexual harassment and other forms of employment discrimination violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, (ADA).
There are a number of steps the EEOC recommends that employers take to reduce their chances of liability for sexual harassment claims.
- Implementing a strong and well understood sexual harassment policy.
- Providing a robust sexual harassment training program for training employees and supervisors.
- Establishing an effective complaint and grievance process, within which the employees do not have to fear retaliation.
- An employer should act Immediately to investigate any complaint or grievance.
- The employer should take immediate steps such as disciplinary action to stop harassment.
- Employees should be encouraged to confront the harasser directly and inform them that the conduct is inappropriate as well as informing management and Human Resources.
Sexual Harassment Training Tip: Prevention is the BEST tool.
By ensuring that employees understand and are well trained in workplace sexual harassment policies, employers can greatly reduce their chances of being liable for monetary damages in sexual harassment cases.
Our onsite Sexual Harassment training seminars are also available in the following Tennessee hotels:
The Westin Chattanooga
801 Pine St
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Comfort Inn Clarksville
700 Sango Rd.
Clarksville, TN, 37043
Courtyard Inn Memphis Airport
1780 Nonconnah Blvd.
Memphis, TN, 38132
Courtyard Nashville Airport
2508 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Holiday Inn Express Knoxville West
6324 Papermill Dr
Knoxville, TN, 37919