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Epstein Becker Green Launches Anti-Harassment E-Learning Solution for Employers

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Halting Harassment E-learning Course Will Provide Compliant Training
for All Employees

Epstein
Becker Green
("EBG") is pleased to offer a new anti-harassment
e-learning course, "Halting
Harassment: Rules of the Road for a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace"

("Halting Harassment"), that the firm created to meet applicable legal
requirements and enable employers to cost-effectively train large groups
of employees, including supervisors.

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The Need for Training, Now

New York State has just released draft model training documents
requiring all employers to complete mandatory anti-harassment training
in the workplace no later than January 1, 2019. As a result of the
#MeToo movement and the renewed focus on sexual harassment, other
jurisdictions are in the process of enacting mandatory anti-harassment
training laws for all employees.

"Several state and local governments have passed, and are continuing to
pass, laws requiring mandatory anti-harassment training for both
supervisory and staff-level employees," explains Susan Gross Sholinsky,
Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management
practice, in the New York office of EBG. "Training a large number of
employees, who may be located in various places around the country,
requires tremendous resources and coordination. By using Epstein Becker
Green's Halting Harassment e-learning product, our clients can be
confident they are complying with each jurisdiction's particular
requirements."

Recognize, Respond & Report: Training Details

Employees will be provided with essential training on topics such as:

  • What "harassment," "discrimination," and "retaliation" mean under
    employment laws
  • Where and when harassment, discrimination, and retaliation might take
    place
  • How to engage in bystander intervention
  • How the company's complaint procedure works, including the prohibition
    against forms of retaliation
  • Other matters as may be requested by law in the jurisdictions where a
    company does business

Additional features include:

  • Meets the CT and CA requirements on anti-harassment training (and will
    be updated to meet the soon-to-be-released NY guidelines, when
    available)
  • Animated video scenarios
  • Q&A style testing ensuring comprehension and compliance
  • Sharable Content Object Reference Mode ("SCORM") compliant training
    course for client learning management systems
  • Customization with respect to employer anti-harassment,
    discrimination, and complaint procedures/policies
  • "Rules of the Road" video in which EBG attorneys address real-life
    scenarios

"We created the ‘Rules of the Road' video to be a guide for preventing
harassment and fostering an inclusive work environment. These rules are
intended to be a practical and memorable tool to help everyone
understand the difference between appropriate and inappropriate
conduct," said Ian Carleton Schaefer, Member of the Firm in the
Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm's New
York office.

"Harassment in the workplace is a very serious issue that can
significantly impact a company's culture, reputation, and performance,"
said Jennifer Gefsky, Member of the Firm's in EBG's Employment, Labor &
Workforce Management practice, in the firm's New York Office. She added,
"Our e-learning solution provides employers with an important tool to
help prevent discrimination in the workplace."

About Epstein Becker Green

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a national law firm with a primary
focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce
management; and litigation and business disputes. Founded in 1973 as an
industry-focused firm, Epstein Becker Green has decades of experience
serving clients in health care, financial services, retail, hospitality,
and technology, among other industries, representing entities from
startups to Fortune 100 companies. Operating in locations throughout the
United States and supporting domestic and multinational clients, the
firm's attorneys are committed to uncompromising client service and
legal excellence. For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com.

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