Organizational-wide training and individualized issue-specific counseling that addresses employment laws and workplace policies is no longer a luxury in today’s world, it is a necessity. The ability to provide clear, concise, easy-to-follow guidelines and set expectations for employee behaviors is important for managers and supervisors. Effective employee communication, feedback, and empowerment are important factors in a successful, respectful workplace. We can help set this foundation through customized employment law training in key areas.
Maxe Law professionals offer specialized training in Massachusetts and Connecticut for several identified areas that are important for the development and maintenance of a reverent, forward-thinking workplace. Through our training programs we align the needs of individual employees; organizational goals, and employment laws for an effective, balanced setting.
Discrimination in any form holds no place in our society. Employers need to be sensitive to their responsibilities around maintaining a workplace that is free from discrimination, while at the same time ensuring that employees understand their individual responsibilities for contributing to a respectful work environment.
Our Maxe Law professionals will provide a tailored training program for your organization no matter how large or small, that will place your employees in the best position to understand an ever evolving area of employment concern.
Sexual Harassment Prevention
Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal under the anti-discrimination laws. Employers are encouraged to conduct education and training programs on sexual harassment for all employees on a regular basis, with an increased level of training for supervisors and managers. Providing training in this area establishes expectations, minimizes poor decision-making, and reduces overall liability should an incident occur.
Dina and the Maxe Law team will provide an interactive training program that is specifically tailored to your organization; covers state statutes and applicable policies as defined by Federal and State law, and how best to address situations that occur in the workplace. Subject matter covered includes:
- Applicable Federal and State laws;
- Discussion of the employer’s policy against sexual harassment;
- How to prevent sexual harassment from occurring in the workplace;
- The process for reporting an incident when it occurs;
- The potential internal actions, including discipline that can be taken against employees found to have committed sexual harassment, and
- The external resources available to individuals who have been subjected to sexual harassment.
- In Massachusetts – the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)
- In Connecticut – the Connecticut Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO)
Diversity Awareness in the Workplace
Diversity in the workplace is inevitable and should be revered as a valuable component in establishing a successful, multi-dimensional workforce. Understanding, acceptance, and respect are the pillars of an effective diversity awareness program. Differences to include age, communication styles, gender, native language, political beliefs, race, religion, and sexual orientation can be difficult for employees to navigate depending upon their life experiences and personal beliefs. We owe it to all our employees to not go it alone.
Let Maxe Law provide you with a diversity awareness program that is nonjudgmental, respects all individuals, and sets a foundation for a balanced workplace.