Date: Mar 06, 2018

With the recent public allegations against high profile figures in media, business and politics, sexual harassment training is now more important than ever. Western Growers will be offering workplace training throughout February and April 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 a recent 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.

Western Growers will be offering sexual harassment training starting next year in the following cities:

Tulare, CA: April 3, 2018

Bakersfield, CA: April 4, 2018

For questions, contact Adriana Robles at (949) 885-2297. 

WG Staff Contact

Adriana Robles
Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

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