Sexual Harassment Seminars New Dates « Law Offices of Timothy Bowles | Top Employment Law Firm in Los Angeles

Sexual Harassment Seminars New Dates

California employers with 50 or more employees or independent contractors have been required to provide mandatory sexual harassment prevention and investigation training to their supervisors every two years commencing January 1, 2006.

It is unlawful for any California employer “to fail to take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent discrimination and harassment for occurring.” Government Code section 12940(j), (k).    Thus, an employer who has neglected to comply with these sexual harassment training deadlines is exposed to potentially greater liability in the event of any future workplace harassment claim, since that training is by definition a reasonable preventative step against discrimination and harassment.   It behooves every covered employer to provide this required training every two years without fail.

Our harassment prevention seminar includes a live lecture, printed materials, PowerPoint presentation, harassment training video demonstrations of unlawful conduct and a session-ending investigatory scenario in which all participants can apply and demonstrate their knowledge of the fundamentals in this critical field.

The seminar topics include:
• what constitutes unlawful harassment under current federal and California law;
• the major types of sexual harassment, such as hostile work environment harassment, and including the circumstances that will render supervisors personally liable for their actions;
• the steps all supervisors should take to prevent sexual harassment and company liability, including possible punitive damages; and
• the major do’s and don’ts in fielding a sexual harassment complaint.

Our future sexual harassment seminar dates are:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 – 1:00 to 3:30
Thursday, November 12, 2009 – 1:00 to 3:30

Seminar Location:   Western Justice Center Foundation, 55 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, California  91105

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