Why Online Harassment Training Programs can be Detrimental to California Employers

How Can Online Harassment Training Programs Be Detrimental to California Employers?

There is no shortage of online programs that meet the requirements of this California law, but live training is highly recommended, not only for supervisors, but for all employees.

  • Online programs are no different than traffic school. They are generic, boring and serve only one purpose – to finish. Live training incorporates the company’s own policies and prior issues.
  • Live training makes every single person in the room stop and think twice about their own conduct in the workplace both as a participant, a witness, or involved in anyway in a complaint. Presenting the allegations from recent 7 figure California jury verdicts sends a powerful message to all employees.
  • Live training sends a message that the company cares about each employee in the company. An extra benefit is that if there are any unreported issues or concerns employees will either raise them in the group or individually to the trainer afterwards that will allow the employer to fix problems brewing in the workplace before they become a costly lawsuit.
  • Live training is often less expensive than purchasing licenses for on-line programs. 
  • On the flip side, the failure to raise any issues to the trainer is a powerful weapon at trial, along with the training materials, sign-in-sheets, and the complainant’s signed acknowledgements.

For more information on replacing online harassment training programs with live training, we invite you to visit our training page and  to contact our office at (424) 249 -3631. 

 

Lisa Sherman
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California Employer Defense Attorney