Preventing Workplace Discrimination and Harassment
Everyone is entitled to a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace. Yet in 2009, 47 years after the passing of the 1964 Civil Right Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 30,641 charges of workplace harassment and required employers to pay out more than $80 million. Discriminatory harassment persists in the workplace today and results in significant costs to employers and employees.
Have you ever wondered what to do if someone makes a comment that makes you uncomfortable? Have you ever thought about what would happen if you inadvertently offended a colleague? This webinar is designed to help all employees make thoughtful decisions about how to respectfully communicate and lead in the 21st century workplace.
On Thursday, January 20, 2011 we held a webinar on preventing workplace discrimination and harassment. This webinar covered the following topics:
- Federal and Massachusetts laws protecting employees
- Review definitions of harassment and discrimination
- Understand the protective categories
- Explore examples of harassing behavior
- Learn how to avoid making missteps
- Know how to respond to harassing behavior
Who should attend
This webinar provides helpful information to managers, supervisors, executives, and HR professionals. This webinar is an excellent way to minimize risk and help create and maintain a respectful workplace.
For those who were unable to attend, below is a recording of the webinar.
About the Speaker
Cally Ritter, LICSW, MSW
Cally Ritter, LICSW, is an EAP consultant with AllOne Health EAP and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She has her BA from Bucknell University and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She has 20 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient services. Cally has been an EAP trainer for more than 10 years on a variety of personal and professional development topics. Her areas of interest include the multigenerational workplace, resiliency and employee motivation.
*Any information or resources provided during the webinar are for general information and educational purposes only.