This course is about preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. It’s an important subject because sexual harassment is illegal. This workplace also has a formal policy that prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace—a policy you are responsible for enforcing.
But beyond laws and policies, sexual harassment is very damaging to the workplace and work environment.
This course will cover what sexual harassment is, why it’s so damaging to employees and the organization, and what you can do about it. This course will cover laws specific to the state of Maine.
Why “Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment in Maine—A Guide for Supervisors” Matters:
Maine state law requires all employers with 15 or more employees to adopt a policy against sexual harassment that must include the following provisions:
A description and examples of sexual harassment
The complaint process within the organization and to the state Human Rights Commissio
A statement of protection against retaliation for having filed a complaint
A copy of the policy must be distributed to employees annually. Delivery of the notice must be made in a manner that ensures receipt by all employees, such as attaching the notice to employees’ paychecks.
To ensure that your workplace is free from sexual harassment to create a positive workforce.