I recently provided insight for an article in SHRM that outlined the requirements for anti-harassment training programs in the workplace. On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed a law banning the enforcement of mandatory arbitration agreements for claims of sexual-assault and sexual-harassment in the workplace. Employers should consider updating any anti-harassment training programs in light of this new law.
I recommended that anti-harassment training “should be interactive and engaging and not a lecture. The more the managers and supervisors and employees are talking and asking questions, the better.” I added that managers should be quick to recognize harassment in the workplace and involve HR.
The full article, “Refresh Anti-Harassment Training Following Law Barring Mandatory Arbitration,” was published by SHRM on April 29 and is available online.