What’s New in Workplace Misconduct Training Programs After #MeToo?
The #MeToo movement revealed that traditional workplace misconduct training that focused on technical legal compliance did not have the intended effect of preventing or stopping inappropriate workplace behaviors. Meyers Nave has created innovative and top-rated new training programs that enhance workplace culture, incorporate a practical approach and reflect modern workplace scenarios and issues. Our highly-requested programs are designed to provide employees with the awareness, knowledge and tools needed to thrive in today’s complex workplace.
Our new training programs are tailored to each specific employer on a wide range of workplace conduct issues, including:
- Harassment and Bullying Prevention
- Recognizing and Minimizing Implicit Bias
- How to Have Inclusive Conversations about Difficult Issues
- Protecting Due Process of the Accused while Investigating Allegations
- Promoting a Respectful Workplace
- Bystander Intervention Training
New California laws in response to #MeToo create additional requirements for employers that are designed to address sexual harassment and gender discrimination and remove some underlying structural issues that have enabled this environment to develop and persist in the workplace. Employers must adapt to the lessons learned and new expectations for effective harassment prevention policies, credible investigations and relevant training programs. Meyers Nave is helping employers leverage #MeToo as an opportunity to create a more inclusive and civil workplace culture that helps prevent harassment from occurring and makes it more likely to be reported when it does occur.
Our ideas, observations and new approaches are described in articles published by our attorneys, which are linked below.
- “California’s Top 5 New Employment Laws in Response to the #MeToo Movement,” Meyers Nave Client Alert, October 30, 2018
- “#MeToo’s Impact on Harassment Policies, Investigations and Training,” Daily Journal’s “Top Labor and Employment Lawyers” issue, July 18, 2018
- “After #MeToo, Employees Need to Ask #IsItOK?,” Employee Benefit News, April 12, 2018
- “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Today’s Headlines Create Opportunities for Change for Employers,” The Recorder, December 7, 2017
For more information about our new training programs, please contact:
Camille Hamilton Pating, Principal and Chair of our Workplace Investigations Practice, firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.464.3559.
Gina Roccanova, Principal and Chair of our Labor and Employment Practice, email@example.com or 800.464.3559.