Agency Action

EEOC launches respectful workplace training program. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced in early October 2017 two new training programs for employers: Leading for Respect (for supervisors) and Respect in the Workplace (for all employees). The training programs focus on respect, acceptable workplace conduct, and the types of behavior that contribute to a respectful and inclusive workplace. The programs are customizable for different types of workplaces and include a section for reviewing employers own harassment prevention policies and procedures. The training program is an outgrowth of the Report of the Co-Chairs of the EEOCs Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. We always said the report was just a first step, said EEOC member Victoria Lipnic, who is a coauthor of the report. Implementation of the reports recommendations is key. These trainings incorporate the reports recommendations on compliance, workplace civility, and bystander intervention training. Read More...