Seyfarth Shaw at Work’s Jeffrey Polisky and Philippe Weiss published an article in the February 23, 2011 edition of Employment Law360. Their article discussed three recent harassment law suits in which employers were unable to prove that they provided adequate harassment training for their employees. The authors point out that courts, plaintiffs’ lawyers and administrative agencies are increasingly focusing on whether a harassment or equal employment opportunity training program is effective and has long-term impact. Jeff and Philippe explain that in order to engage the participants, training skills and examples must be customized and tailored to the audience. The authors note that no outside agency or attorney can hope to challenge a credible, highly interactive harassment training program customized to your environment. The program’s customization and impact ultimately becomes part of your defense.
Seyfarth Shaw at Work/WorkRight Solutions is a legal compliance and consulting services company. We work with clients to create a powerful "compliance and culture brand" by blending high-impact messages, codes and training programs that collectively simplify and support your policies, business vision and legal defense.