SELECTING A SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINER IN INDIANA
Selecting a Sexual Harassment training in Indiana is an effective way to prevent problems before they occur, while inspiring and motivating employees to perform better, increasing professionalism while creating a fun, very interactive learning experience.
Training companies, such as MVP Seminars and Employee Harassment Training can help book your selected Harassment trainer who will personalize the training specifically to relate to the specific business & any issues that HR would like discussed. Our MVP Sexual Harassment training seminars are available in the following Indiana cities: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville
Benefits of Sexual Harassment Seminar Training in Indiana:
Regardless of whether your organization is mandated by state law to offer sexual harassment prevention training, all businesses should incorporate sexual harassment prevention training into their company culture and HR best practices. This is the best way to keep your employees happy, productive, & everyone out of court.
Indiana Workplace Sexual Harassment
If you experience workplace sexual harassment in Indiana you may be eligible to file a claim against the person responsible for the sexual harassment.
The Indiana Civil Rights Law prohibits Indiana workplace sexual harassment (IN Code Sec. 22-9-1-1 et seq.). This law applies to both public employers and private employers which employ six or more workers. The law ensures you can work without being sexually harassed in Indiana by a co-worker.
What Indiana State Laws and Federal Laws Protect Against Sexual Harassment?
Apart from the Indiana Civil Rights Law, sexual harassment is a form of employment discrimination, so it violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, (ADA).
What Is Considered Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, demands for sexual favors and any other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which if not accepted could affect the victim’s employment status. It could make it difficult for work performance to be maintained due to the hostile work environment caused by the sexual harassment.
Examples of sexual harassment could be any of the following:
- demand for sexual favors,
- repetitive sexual jokes,
- unwanted flirting,
- unwanted advances or propositions;
- verbal abuse with a sexual nature;
- verbal commentary about an individual's body and sexual prowess;
- highlighting a victim’s sexual deficiencies;
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as follows:
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct:
- explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment
- unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance
- creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment
How is Sexual Harassment Covered by Law in Indiana?
Sexual harassment as a type of sex discrimination violates the federal law found in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
Under Indiana law employers are required to establish and post company policies in a public area in the workplace explaining how sexual harassment is monitored and handled.
Employers cannot retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim. The Indiana anti-discrimination statute covers some of the smaller employers who won’t be covered by federal law.
So if your workplace has from 6 to14 employees, you should file your complaint with the ICRC, as the EEOC enforces federal law, which covers only employers with 15 or more employees.
Indiana cities providing onsite sexual harassment training seminars:
Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville
Holiday Inn Indianapolis - Airport Area N
5601 Fortune Circle West, Indianapolis, Indiana 46241
Holiday Inn Purdue - Fort Wayne
4111 Paul Shaffer Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825
Evansville: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Evansville Downtown
20 Walnut Street, Evansville, Indiana 47708