Sexual harassment training is an important topic to cover in the workplace. Western Growers will be offering workplace training next month in Salinas to help leadership teams understand the issues surrounding appropriate communication and proper team dynamics.
As business leaders, we all share the responsibility for ensuring a safe environment for every employee. Failing to properly handle rumors and complaints of inappropriate behavior not only threatens your company’s culture, but can also permanently damage its reputation.
According to an article published by the Society for Human Resource Management, “failing to prevent an issue — or worse, ignoring an existing problem — can have monumental negative consequences, all of which have significant financial ramifications. If the victim complains to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the company will be the subject of an investigation, and, if meritorious, a lawsuit by the EEOC on behalf of the victim. In 2016, the EEOC received approximately 27,000 charges of sexual harassment.”
Creating a safe workplace culture begins with education. Western Growers University training will cover management’s responsibility for preventing, addressing and responding to incidences of sexual harassment.
DATE: Thursday, August 16, 2018
LOCATION: Monterey County Agriculture Center (1432 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA 93901)
- WG Member: $60
- Non-WG Member: $75
For more information or for questions regarding the training, please contact Adriana Robles at (949) 885-2297.
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