Sexual Harassment Prevention For Municipalities

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Sexual Harassment Prevention For Municipalities

  1. 1. Sexual Harassment Prevention Riley Harvill, Ph.D.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>In this course we will cover: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What sexual harassment is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The elements of both supervisory & organizational liability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The four factors comprising a “hostile environment” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A contrast & comparison & between hostile environment and quid pro quo harassment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landmark and recent significant court decisions and what they mean for you </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>FAQ </li></ul><ul><li>This is a 3-6 hour class </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal class size is between 16-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Class helps to limit liability </li></ul><ul><li>Class may be customized to meet your unique circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching methods include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small group discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mock jury decision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scripted reenactments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case examples and analyses </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Essential Questions to Answer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can sexual harassment exist within a consensual relationship? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When sexual harassment occurs, Who Is responsible/liable? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must a recipient say “No” in order to establish that advances are unwelcome? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are “tangible effects” and what role do they play in sexual harassment? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must behavior be sexual in nature to be sexually harassing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is meant by “Strict Liability” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For supervisory employees, why does the possession of knowledge create liability? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Workplace Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Municipal Workplace Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sniper (subtle) examples </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forms of gender discrimination </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flirtation gone too far </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd party harassment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>The Kinds of Sexual Harassment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of Each Type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dozens of Court Case Examples </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>What Would You Do/Say? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The true story of a municipal supervisor who had knowledge of an unwanted relationship </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Burlington v Ellerth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tangible Effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strict Liability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must the recipient say “no” or in some way indicate that they are uncomfortable or offended? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The issue of consent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is responsible for harassment in the workplace? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>True or False? </li></ul><ul><li>[The following are 3 0f 25 true/false questions in this class] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual harassment means bothering someone in a sexual way. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual harassment is a civil offense? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual harassment must involve sexual touching. </li></ul></ul>

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