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Selecting a Sexual Harassment Training In West Virginia 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 West Virginia cities:
Charleston, Huntington & Morgantown


Charleston, West Virginia

Benefits of Workplace prevention Harassment Seminar Training in West Virginia:

West Virginia School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Bullying, Harassment, or Hazing

Category: Discipline Addressing Specific Code of Conduct Violations
Subcategory: Bullying, Harassment, or Hazing
State: West Virginia


§18-2-33. Rules for antihazing.

(a) The Legislature hereby finds that hazing has become a problem in a limited number of public school-sponsored student organizations and that legal liability has already resulted from some of those activities. It is the intent of this section that problems with hazing in public school-sponsored student organizations be addressed.

(b) The State Board shall promulgate legislative rules in accordance with article three-b [§§ 29A-3B-1 et seq.], chapter twenty-nine-a of this code that addresses hazing in the public school system. The rules shall include at least the following:

(1) A definition of hazing;

(2) A definition of a public school-sponsored student organization that includes both cocurricular and extracurricular activities;

(3) A method to advise students and employees of the problems associated with hazing;

(4) Appropriate penalties or procedures for establishing penalties for students who haze while engaged in the activities of a public school-sponsored student organization; and

(5) Methods to prevent hazing in public school-sponsored organizations.

(c) The State Board shall consider the antihazing law set forth in article sixteen [§§ 18-16-1 et seq.], chapter eighteen in drafting the rules required by this section.

(d) Nothing in this section or in the policy promulgated in accordance with this section may be construed to prevent a suspension or expulsion executed in accordance with section one-a [§ 18A-5-1a], article five, chapter eighteen-a of this code.

§18-2C-1. Legislative findings.

The Legislature finds that a safe and civil environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards. The Legislature finds that harassment, intimidation or bullying, like other disruptive or violent behavior, is conduct that disrupts both a student's ability to learn and a school's ability to educate its students in a safe, nonthreatening environment.

The Legislature further finds that students learn by example. The Legislature charges school administrators, faculty, staff and volunteers with demonstrating appropriate behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate harassment, intimidation or bullying.

§18-2C-2. Definitions.

(a) As used in this article, "harassment, intimidation or bullying" means any intentional gesture, or any intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act, communication, transmission or threat that:

(1) A reasonable person under the circumstances should know will have the effect of any one or more of the following:

(A) Physically harming a student;

(B) Damaging a student's property;

(C) Placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to his or her person; or

(D) Placing a student in reasonable fear of damage to his or her property;

(2) Is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening or emotionally abusive educational environment for a student; or

(3) Disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school.

(b) As used in this article, an electronic act, communication, transmission or threat includes but is not limited to one which is administered via telephone, wireless phone, computer, pager or any electronic or wireless device whatsoever, and includes but is not limited to transmission of any image or voice, email or text message using any such device.

§18-2C-3. Policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation or bullying.

(a) Each county board shall establish a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation or bullying. Each county board has control over the content of its policy as long as the policy contains, at a minimum, the requirements of subdivision (b) of this section. The policy shall be adopted through a process that includes representation of parents or guardians, school employees, school volunteers, students and community members.

(b) Each county board policy shall, at a minimum, include the following components:

(1) A statement prohibiting harassment, intimidation or bullying of any student on school property, a school bus, at a school bus stop or at school sponsored events;

(2) A definition of harassment, intimidation or bullying no less inclusive than that in section two [§ 18-2C-2] of this article;

(3) A procedure for reporting prohibited incidents;

(4) A requirement that school personnel report prohibited incidents of which they are aware;

(5) A requirement that parents or guardians of any student involved in an incident prohibited pursuant to this article be notified;

(6) A procedure for documenting any prohibited incident that is reported;

(7) A procedure for responding to and investigating any reported incident;

(8) A strategy for protecting a victim from additional harassment, intimidation or bullying, and from retaliation following a report;

(9) A disciplinary procedure for any student guilty of harassment, intimidation or bullying;

(10) A requirement that any information relating to a reported incident is confidential, and exempt from disclosure under the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-b [§§ 29B-1-1 et seq.] o

West Virginia Workplace prevention Harassment Updates:

West Virginia's new Stalking and Harassment statues:

What are Stalking and Harassment?

In most states, stalking is generally defined as a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person fear. (Stalking Resource Center). This definition suggests that stalking is a pattern of behaviors rather than a single incident. In addition to federal stalking statutes, all states and U.S. territories have laws to address stalking (Stalking Resource Center). See the laws section of this website for related WV and federal laws.

Under the definition above, there are many behaviors that stalkers can use to intimidate their targets and cause them to suffer fear and distress, including but not limited to harassment. The West Virginia law pertaining to stalking and harassment behaviors: (WVC §61-2-9a) Harassment; penalties; definitions.

To be charged, someone must engage in, or cause a third person to act in, “a course of conduct directed at another person with the intent to cause the other person to fear for his or her personal safety, the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress;” or someone “harasses or repeatedly makes credible threats against another” person.

“Course of conduct” means a pattern of conduct composed of two or more acts in which a defendant directly, indirectly, or through a third party by any action, method, device, or means:

a. Follows, monitors, observes, surveils, or threatens a specific person or persons;
b. Engages in other nonconsensual contact and/or communications, including contact through electronic communication, with a specific person or persons; or
c. Interferes with or damages a person’s property or pet.

Federal legislation adds protections for victims in applicable circumstances. 18 U.S.C. §2261A and 18 §USC 2261 make it a crime to cross a state line in order to stalk another person, a spouse, or partner. Several other statutes cover other types of violations that may be connected with stalking victimization, such as interstate violation of a protection order (18 USC §2262), interstate communication making threats to kidnap or injure a person (18 USC §875(c)), and use of telecommunications devices to abuse, harass or threaten a specific person in Washington DC or in interstate or foreign situations (47 USC §223(a))

For more details on these laws, go to the website section under laws, WV stalking laws, and federal stalking laws.

Washington Cities offering onsite Workplace prevention Harassment training seminars:

Charleston, Huntington & Morgantown

Charleston: Marriott Hotel
200 Lee St E, Charleston, WV 25301

Huntington : Hilton Hotel
1001 3rd Ave, Huntington, WV 25701

Morgantown: Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn Bridgeport/Clarksburg
1515 Johnson Ave. Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330 USA