Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in West Virginia
The goal of the Sexual Harassment Training Institute is to help you prevent all occurrences of sexual harassment in your workplace.
In our Sexual Harassment Prevention and Awareness training seminars your employees will learn what constitutes violations of your company's standards and policies and the EEOC laws that govern sexual harassment. Our interactive training seminars will assure you that all of your employees know and understand the simple standards concerning violations of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Your employees will receive a Pre-Test and Post Test of their understanding of what is improper behavior. This test can also become a permanent part of their personnel file. This will assure you that your employees both comprehend the law and your company's sexual harassment policy. This sexual harassment prevention seminar is a major step in your company's commitment to stopping incidences of sexual harassment in your workplace.
Sexual Harassment Training Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes
Participants will learn to:
- Identify sexual harassment behavior and issues and stop them
- Identify the difference between sexual harassment and discrimination
- Distinguish between the work and social environments and identify boundaries
- Minimize conflict and maximize the effectiveness of employees who handle sexual harassment complaints
- Recognize correct and incorrect behavior
- Use interviewing techniques to draw out information from all involved parties (management only)
- All employees will become aware of the laws covering sexual harassment so they can stop any incidents before they occur
We have participants taking our programs throughout many counties and cities in the state of West Virginia. Some of the most common areas include: Charleston, Harpers Ferry, Huntington, Martinsburg and Weirton.
Private (In House) Sexual Harassment Awareness Training is tailored to the needs of your organization and it is delivered on-site at a time and location of your choice.
For more information about individual seminars, one-on-one training and group seminars please complete this form.
Once the form is received one of our Executive Staff members will call or email you. A confidential training proposal will be provided.
Public seminars are scheduled in numerous cities across the United States. Contact us for more information.
To date we have held sexual harassment training seminars, or may hold future seminars in the following West Virginia cities:
Charleston, Harpers Ferry, Huntington, Martinsburg and Weirton.
What is Sexual Harassment?
It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person's sex. Harassment can include sexual harassment or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.
Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person's sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general.
Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.
Although the law doesn't prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).
The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.
What is sexual harassment in the workplace?
It is behavior that is bothersome, irritating, demeaning, and annoying. Sexual harassment is harassment of a sexual nature. But it can be more! It is against the law! It can lead to substantial and embarrassing court fines and significant payments to an injured party. It can mean reduced productivity. It can be measured in lower stock value. It can be a hostile work environment. It is wrong.
A few questions you may want to ask yourself are:
What is my companies sexual harassment policy? What is sexual harassment law? What are some sexual harassment statistics? What is my definition of sexual harassment? What is sexual harassment in the work place? How much money would my company be willing to pay to settle a sexual harassment law suit? How do I prevent sexual harassment from happening?
Knowing how to prevent occurrences of sexual harassment and discriminatory behavior is critical in today's world.
In our Sexual Harassment Awareness training seminars your employees will learn and apply the important skills of handling sexual harassment issues and complaints. This hands on seminar thoroughly addresses the elements of how to prevent unacceptable behavior. The seminar includes a detailed overview of what sexual harassment is, explains legal definitions, discusses sexual harassment prevention, and shows how to handle sexual harassment complaints and maintain a positive work environment.
Participants will learn to take action and diffuse potential sexual harassment issues before they occur. Our sexual harassment awareness seminars are highly participatory and focus directly on improving skills to handle any sexual harassment issue or complaint with greater confidence.
West Virginia: Charleston, Huntington, and Martinsburg
With its big city attractions and small town atmosphere, Charleston offers the amenities of a state capitol just minutes away from outdoor river and mountain adventures. Charleston also makes a good base for exploring the wilds of West Virginia, with numerous opportunities for outdoor sports enthusiasts including whitewater rafting and downhill skiing.
Nestled between the banks of the majestic Ohio River and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is a city founded in 1871 by railroad magnate Collis P. Huntington. From its humble beginnings on the site of a former cornfield, the Huntington, West Virginia region now boasts a population in excess of 315,000.
Martinsburg offers visitors easy access to outdoor recreation in West Virginia. Area riding stables provide trail rides for beginners and experienced horseback riders alike while local tour companies take participants on rafting and kayaking adventures down the nearby Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. Also within driving distance are hiking and biking trails, state parks, hot springs and other outdoor leisure spots.