Current News for State Employees
This Month's Spotlight on Training - Harassment and Bullying - Against the Law or Just Against What's Right?
Harassment is a form of discrimination in the workplace. Supervisors and non-supervisors will learn how to deal with it.
Harassing someone based on their race, age, disability, national origin, race, sex or color is illegal and is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the ND Human Rights Act. Bullying can also turn into harassment. Thus, managers and supervisors need to be aware of their responsibility in stopping and preventing harassment and bullying. And employees need to know how they are protected if they are harassed or bullied.
- What constitutes harassment and bullying
- Different forms of harassment and bullying
- What to do if you are harassed
- Steps managers should take to avoid charges of harassment
- Action to take when investigating a claim of harassment --
- What is bullying
- Defining different types of bullies
- How bullying affects the individual and workplace
- What protection do you have if you are bullied
Each participant will review thought-provoking cases, relevant video clips, and group discussion topics. The workshop is informative and even a little entertaining (and we are proud to say that many previous participants have told us that the class was “a lot better than [they] expected,” and that they “expected to be bored, but weren’t.”
What Every State Employee Needs to Know
The What Every State Employee Needs to Know brochure is now available online.