New Sexual Harassment Courses Provide Greater Guidance
As part of Grace Hill’s commitment to keeping courses up-to-date, we have revised our Sexual Harassment courses. Grace Hill’s updated sexual harassment courses are the first in the property management industry to also meet state requirements around training for California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine and New York, and local requirements for New York City.
While we still cover the definition of legal harassment and elements of the law employees must understand, these topics have been streamlined to make room for more meaningful, practical guidance on how to create a civil and respectful workplace, and strategies for addressing harassment if employees experience it or see it happening to someone else. This brings our training more in line with the EEOC’s recommendations for how to approach anti-harassment training.
New, critical topics include:
- EEOC recommendations focusing on a civil and respectful workplace
- Anti-bullying guidance
- Sex-based harassment (gender identity, gender expression, transgender, sexual orientation)
- Bystander intervention
With HUD and the Department of Justices’ focus on the issue of sexual harassment within the multifamily industry, our updated course is completely dedicated to sexual harassment laws and strategies on how to deal with this type of harassment.
Ellen Clark, Grace Hill Director of Assessment, explained the approach Grace Hill took to its newest sexual harassment course. “Grace Hill’s updated sexual harassment courses leverage guidance from the EEOC and key states on effective ways to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace.
Anti-harassment training is important to help companies reduce their legal risk, but also to ensure all employees understand how to act appropriately and how to deal with harassment, should it happen to them or someone else. Additionally, anti-harassment training is required in a number of states.
The following updated courses are available in Vision customers’ course libraries on April 1:
Sexual Harassment Employee versions:
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Harassment – Spanish
- Sexual Harassment – California
- Sexual Harassment – California Spanish
Sexual Harassment Supervisor versions:
- Sexual Harassment (Supervisor Version)
- Sexual Harassment (Supervisor Version) – California
- Sexual Harassment (Supervisor Version) – Connecticut
- Sexual Harassment (Supervisor Version) – Both Connecticut and New York