No employer is immune from facing harassment and discrimination claims in the workplace, however, employers can take steps to reduce claims and legal challenges. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce will host a half-day training titled, "Preventing and Handling Workplace Harassment and Discrimination," on January 25 featuring Jeff Risch.
Topics for discussion will include:
- If the "victim" does not complain, do I still have to investigate?
- Confidential investigations: what can or should i say to the victim, the harasser and to other employees or witnesses?
- Should i prepare a written investigative report, what should be included & will it help or hurt?
The half day training is ideal for supervisors and managers.