EEOC regulations require federal government agencies to help make the Federal Government a model employer by eliminating discrimination from personnel policies, practices and working conditions. The federal government has a high standard towards harassment and discrimination training. Staying in compliance requires an understanding not only of the spirit of these laws and regulations, but also of the various mandated forms of record-keeping and reporting. Furthermore, it requires knowing what information will be useful in demonstrating (after the fact) that your decisions were based solidly on proper business considerations and not on such impermissible factors such as race, age, gender, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
Syntrio’s Harassment and Discrimination Training for the federal sector course teaches managers (and employees) who work in the federal government about human characteristics that are protected by anti-discrimination laws and the type of conduct related to “protected classes” that can lead to a claim of unlawful harassment in the workplace.
- Types of unlawful harassment in the workplace
- “Protected classes" under anti-discrimination laws
- Characteristics of a hostile work environment
- Circumstances and conduct that can give rise to a claim of unlawful harassment
- Responding to harassment complaints*
- Preventing retaliation against harassment victims and witnesses*
- Applying strategies to prevent harassment in the workplace*
- Legal responsibilities and the risks of personal and/or employer liability