SELECTING A Workplace prevention HARASSMENT TRAINER IN WISCONSIN
Selecting a Sexual Harassment training in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin cities: Milwaukee, Madison & Green Bay
Benefits of Workplace prevention Harassment Seminar Training in Wisconsin:
Wisconsin school harassment bill passes:
MADISON, Wis. — A bipartisan group of legislators wants teachers who sexually harass students go to prison and lose their licenses.
Democratic state Reps. Tip McGuire and Tod Ohnstad along with Republican Sens. Jesse James and John Spiros released a bill Wednesday that would make school employees, contractors or volunteers who engage in sexual misconduct against a pupil guilty of a felony punishable by up to 3 1/2 years in prison. Employees would automatically lose their licenses for at least six years if convicted.
The new bill defines sexual misconduct as sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or sexual contact that substantially affect a student’s academic performance or create a hostile or offensive school environment. Any police officer or county department that learns of such sexual misconduct must report the violations to the Wisconsin state Department of Public Instruction.
Wisconsin already has extensive laws against sexually assaulting students and exposing children to pornography. Existing statutes also prohibit child enticement, causing mental harm to a child and contributing to the delinquency of a child.
Wisconsin Harassment updates:
What is Wisconsin Employment or Workplace Harassment?
Wisconsin employees are protected from harassment in the workplace by both Wisconsin state law, Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA), and federal laws, such as Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Generally, harassment is comments or conduct in the workplace that is directly or indirectly about an individual based on a protected category, such as the individual’s race, sex, or disability. The comments or conduct must be offensive to the individual and must be unwelcome, meaning that the comments or conduct were not invited or also engaged in by the individual. It is generally also required that the comments or conduct happen repeatedly.
Who Can Be A Harasser?
Under both Wisconsin state and federal laws, an employer can be liable for harassment for the actions of the following:
- A supervisor or any individual that is higher up in the chain of command over an individual, as that person’s purpose is to represent the employer and the employer’s interests in the workplace
- A coworker, if a supervisor, a Human Resources representative, or any other individual higher up in the chain of command is aware of the harassment and fails to take steps to stop the harassment
- A client, customer, or vendor, who spends time at the workplace
Employer responses to harassment allegations can be critical and should be addressed right away.
Wisconsin Employment or Workplace Harassment Claims:
Harassment under the law covers comments and conduct that are far more severe and significant than simple teasing, off-hand comments, or isolated incidents that are not in and of themselves severe enough to pass muster.
To prove an employer is liable for employment or workplace harassment, an individual must generally establish a “hostile work environment” exists in the workplace. To do so, the individual must establish each of the following:
- He or she is a member of a protected class (such as race, gender, religion, etc.)
- Harassing comments or conduct were unwelcome
- Harassing comments or conduct were “severe or pervasive” enough to create a hostile or abusive work environment
- There is a basis for employer liability
Wisconsin cities providing onsite Workplace prevention harassment training Seminars:
Milwaukee, Madison & Green Bay
Milwaukee: Hyatt Hotel
333 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Madison: Hyatt Place Madison / Verona
846 Liberty Drive Verona, Wisconsin, 53593 United States
Green Bay: Hampton Inn
201 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301