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Harassment Prevention Training in Human Resources

Your boss has questioned your plans to include harassment prevention training in next year's budget. He said, "We don't have any harassment around here. Why do we need this kind of training?" What are some of the reasons an organization should ***** ***** ***** training?

***** of all, it might behoove this boss to remember that simply because there has not been a complaint at ***** date ********** not mean that harassment ***** not and is ***** occurring within the *****. Prevention, for any problem, ***** ***** best cure, and before a lawsuit is brought before the organization it is w*****e to address the problem, ***** to show that the organization c*****s about the issue. Secondly, a gentle reminder to the boss might be in order that male and female perceptions of what constitutes ***** may ***** radic*****y different. Even legal scholars have disputed whether a 're*****sonable person' or a 're*****sonable woman' standard is the best standard ***** have, when determining if something is or ***** not harassment. Regardless of where the ***** stands on this legal dispute, the fact that men and wo***** often speak different 'languages' and have different standards of what ***** ***** is important to keep in mind. Discussing the issue, finding out how to diffuse tensions, and also simply underst*****ing that different people ***** ***** different comfort levels within ***** organization is also vital in preventing possible misunderstandings.

But even if what the boss says is true, and ***** *****re are no tensions at a very high level between the genders th*****t potentially approach the legal definition of harassment, even social dis***** can result in lost productivity. Hence, a *****rkshop on ***** prevention could ***** be a huge benefit to the company. Additionally, attitudes in ***** workplace ***** constantly chang*****g, and what was not considered harassment 20 years ago is unacceptable today, thus it is important, regardless, for the company to instate such training as part of its general ***** routine, ***** it does become a problem in the future, ***** no one can predict what ***** employees ***** the company's of the future will believe, look, or sound like.

You recently interviewed an African American candidate, but did not hire her. When she found out she ***** not get ***** job, she called the office and said ***** felt ***** hiring decision ***** discriminatory ***** she was considering taking legal action. What laws would ***** base ***** on? To just*****y your employment *****, what factors need to be addressed?

According to The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits ***** discrimination *****d on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. If this African American ***** was denied employment based upon her ***** or gender, the office ***** ***** in violation of federal ***** law. To protect itself, the ***** might wish to point ***** its policy that it is an ***** Opportunity Employer or demonstrate that Afric*****-***** employees are present

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