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Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

Preventing Harassment in the WorkplaceAs organizations become more diverse, employers are being challenged and are being placed at a higher level of accountability for ensuring a harassment-free workplace. But what does this really mean and how can an employer protect itself and its workplace? Most supervisors don’t really understand their rights or responsibilities.

This issue is further complicated by frivolous attacks by employees claiming discrimination and harassment against employers. In this program you will learn what constitutes discrimination and harassment. Discover ways to help your organization and your employees from unintentional forms of harassment through the implementation of proactive policies and procedures. How can you help your organization minimize its liability and ensure compliance with the legislation?

Program Content

  • What are the prohibitive grounds of harassment?
  • What is usually thought to be discriminatory but really isn't
  • Immediate steps that you must take when you get a complaint
  • What is a bona fide job requirement?
  • What are employer's responsibilities under the legislation
  • Sexual harassment – every employer is at risk
  • When does a "harmless joke" turn into a harassing act
  • Ensuring a harassment free work place - step by step guide


  1. T/F: Employees found to have harassed their colleagues can be disciplined.
  2. T/F: You can’t be harassing someone if it isn’t to his face
  3. What do you do if you feel that you are being harassed?
  4. T/F: Pictures in one’s private locker does NOT constitute harassment
  5. T/F: Sexual harassment accounts for more than 40% of all formal complaints.
  6. What is systemic discrimination?
  7. T/F: Management must respond to all complaints – even those made anonymously?
  8. You can’t be accused of discrimination if there is no negative effect to the job – right?
  9. T/F: Anti-harassment policies apply the same to all employees?
  10. T/F: A sexual advance made after work is not considered harassment?

General Information

Why should you attend?
  • Small interactive hands-on programs
  • Role-playing and simulation of real workplace situations
  • Group activities, open discussions and case studies
  • Experienced program presenters who are leaders in their field
  • Practical content and information that you can use in your everyday work environment
  • You will not be pressured to purchase books or videos as all program materials are provided at no additional cost
  • Program satisfaction guaranteed!
Who Should Attend?
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Human resources and Labour relations specialists
  • Directors and board members
  • Administrators
  • Members of the negotiations team
  • Future managers, supervisors and those in leadership positions
General Program Information
  • Program materials will be provided
  • Certificates will be presented upon completion of the program