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Sexual Harassment Training Seminars in Michigan

[ DETROIT, GRAND RAPIDS, WARREN CITY ]

Workplace harassment is a serious issue that can have devastating consequences for employees and employers alike. In Michigan, many companies are taking proactive steps to prevent harassment by providing comprehensive training seminars for their workforce. These seminars not only educate employees on what constitutes harassment, but also outline clear policies and reporting procedures.

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Detroit, Michigan

What is Harassment?

Harassment refers to any unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or other protected characteristics. It can take many forms, from offensive jokes and derogatory comments to physical actions creating an intimidating or hostile work environment. Sexual harassment is a common type that includes unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.

Why Training Matters

These trainings also provide clear steps for reporting harassment, either as a victim or a witness. Because so many cases go unaddressed, having a safe and accessible reporting system is critical. You'll learn exactly how to voice your concerns and what the follow-up process looks like.

For managers, they'll cover in-depth how to properly receive and investigate allegations, take appropriate disciplinary actions, and cultivate a workplace culture of mutual respect and professionalism. After all, this needs to be an organization-wide effort, led from the top.

When everyone gets trained up on harassment prevention, you create a much safer and healthier working environment. People can focus better on being productive instead of dreading inappropriate comments or awkward situations. Companies promote a positive culture that retains talented employees.

Dealing with harassment is stressful, demoralizing and isolating. But avoiding the topic doesn't make it go away - it opens the door for worse behavior. I'd urge every company in Michigan to invest in comprehensive training from reputable providers. It's a worthwhile investment in your culture and people.

Michigan Sexual prevention Harassment Updates

Individuals who are sexually harassed suffer psychologically, physically, and economically. Organizations which allow such activities suffer reduced worker safety and efficiency, costly job turnover, and increased medical, psychological and sick leave costs. Society pays a price for sexual harassment, since this behavior results in the creation of a female job ghetto in which a large segment of the work force remains transient or abused in the job market.

See Radtke v. Everett, 442 Mich. at 380 (quoting House Legislative Second Analysis, HB 4407, Aug. 15, 1980).
Michigan sexual harassment law recognizes two types of sexual harassment. The first type of sexual harassment is known as “quid pro quo” meaning, “this for that.” The second type of sexual harassment is known as a “sexually hostile work environment.” The Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act defines sexual harassment in Michigan as follows:

Discrimination because of sex includes sexual harassment. Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature under the following conditions:

  1. Submission to the conduct or communication is made a term or condition either explicitly or implicitly to obtain employment.
  2. Submission to or rejection of the conduct or communication by an individual is used as a factor in decisions affecting the individual’s employment
  3. The conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s employment, creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment.

Michigan Quid Pro Quo

Under Michigan sexual harassment law, quid pro quo sexual harassment is where submission to or rejection of sexual conduct or communication is used as a factor in employment decisions relating to the sexual harassment victim’s job benefits like hiring, firing, failing to promote, demotions, discipline, pay cuts, or a decision resulting in a significant change in benefits.

Quid pro quo sexual harassment requires a management employee to exercise his or her authority to take tangible adverse employment action against a subordinate employee where submission to or rejection of sexual conduct or communication is used as a factor in taking the tangible adverse employment action.

A mere threat from a management-level employee to take tangible adverse employment action against the sexual harassment victim is not enough to create quid pro quo liability for an employer. The management level employee must use his or her authority to take tangible adverse employment action against the sexual harassment victim.

Michigan cities providing onsite Sexual Harassment Training Seminars:

Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren City

Detroit: Hilton Hotels
525 West Lafayette Blvd Detroit, Michigan 4822

Grand Rapids: Hyatt Hotel
140 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Warren City: Hilton Hotel
30000 Van Dyke Ave, Warren, MI 48093