SELECTING A SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINER IN MASSACHUSETTS
Selecting a Sexual Harassment training in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts cities: Boston, Worcester, Springfield
Benefits of Sexual Harassment Seminar Training in Massachusetts:
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.
Understanding Massachusetts sexual harassment laws:
Massachusetts Law prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace, including same-sex sexual harassment. There are two main categories of sexual harassment: "quid pro quo" harassment and "hostile work environment" harassment.
Quid Pro Quo Harassment
Massachusetts law describes Quid Pro Quo harassment as sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct, which the submission or rejection thereof become the basis for employment decisions or a term or condition of employment.
Hostile Work Environment
Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating or sexually offensive work environment.
An employer is liable for the sexual harassment of employees by managers and persons with supervisory authority, regardless of whether the employer knows of the conduct. An employer may also be liable for sexual harassment committed by persons without actual or apparent supervisory authority, such as co workers. An employer may also be liable for the sexual harassment of its employees by certain non-employees, such as customers, patients, clients, independent contractors or other acquaintances.
Sexual Harassment Policies
Massachusetts law requires employers with six or more employees to adopt a written policy against sexual harassment. The employer's policy must include notice to employees that sexual harassment in the workplace is unlawful and that it is unlawful to retaliate against an employee for filing a complaint of sexual harassment. The policy should also assert the employer's commitment to investigate any complaint of sexual harassment. The Commission has prepared a Model Sexual Harassment Policy and a poster.
Sexual Harassment Training and Education
M.G.L. ch. 151B encourages employers to conduct education and training programs on sexual harassment for all employees on a regular basis.
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
Massachusetts cities providing onsite sexual harassment training seminars:
Boston : Canopy by Hilton Boston Downtown
99 Blackstone Street, Boston, Massachusetts , 02109, USA
Worcester: Hampton Inn & Suites Westford-Chelmsford
9 Nixon Road, Westford, Massachusetts, 01886, USA
Springfield: Hilton Hotels
610 East Evergreen, Springfield, MO 65803, United States