Sexual harassment training has become a high priority for organisations today. Amplified by the #MeToo movement, there is a growing demand to teach employees that interpersonal behaviour at the workplace is bound by laws, and ensure that employees know how to make the right decisions and take the right actions if they experience or witness sexual harassment or other misconduct.
Anti-harassment training is essential for educating employees on what is acceptable and unacceptable workplace behavior, and reinforcing the message that it is every individual’s responsibility to speak up and report incidents of harassment and retaliation. Training employees on how to recognize and respond to situations that can lead to sexual harassment – from the obvious to the subtle – is one of the most effective ways to foster a positive, respectful workplace. Training can also help organizations avoid costly harassment complaints that can damage their reputation, recruitment and retention.
In India, the Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act (2013) mandates all workplaces to sensitize and make aware their workers/employees about what amounts to sexual harassment as per the act, the procedure of filing complaints and how complaints will be redressed. Compliant with the Act, Martha Farrell Foundation's course comprises bite-sized episodes presented using the best elements of storytelling, video technology and eLearning strategies to engage employees, drive positive behaviour and decision-making, and challenge them to decide on the best approach to difficult, realistic work situations. Our in-house legal expertise ensures that our training is legally accurate and kept up-to-date with any changes in federal or state laws.
We help workplaces to sensitize their employees to help build a workplace culture of equality and respect. To this end, we provide Online Training Course (OTC) and interactive training sessions for Employees, customised as per the organisations’ needs, and posters for Workplaces to inform employees about SHWW Act 2013. We believe online sexual harassment training that is relevant and relatable to your workforce can be a powerful ally to your anti-harassment policies and procedures, and other efforts to end this pervasive workplace problem.