Learn from real-world situations
Our actors and actresses perform a skit for all areas of workplace harassment and discrimination under Title VII: Workplace harassment under federal law is defined as: unwelcome advances, requests for favors, and other verbal or physical or visual conduct of a harassing nature, regarding an individual’s age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, and/or disability. Further, workplace harassment is defined as the perception not the intention.
- Age – Are you being harassed and/or discriminated against because of your Age in the workplace?
- Race – Are you being harassed and/or discriminated against because of your Race in the workplace?
- Gender – Are you being harassed and/or discriminated against because of your Gender in the workplace?
- Sexual Orientation – Are you being harassed and/or discriminated against because of your Sexual Orientation in the workplace?
- Religion – Are you being harassed and/or discriminated against because of your Religion in the workplace?
- National Origin – Are you being harassed and/or discriminated against because of your National Origin in the workplace?
- Disability – Are you being harassed and/or discriminated against because of your Disability including Pregnancy in the workplace?
Harassment and discrimination prevention is critical to your company’s success. That’s why VRC has created a unique Theatre Performance to engage all levels of employees to understand and get to the root of the problem. Our training session will:
- Increase productivity
- Decrease corporate and personal liability
- Offer preventative solutions to costly and potential harassment situations
- Take the taboo out of these topics and get back to business!
Let’s explore a few of the topics that are covered in our Anti-Harassment performance:
- Have you ever been by the water cooler at work and have someone tell you how awesome you look? Or start to talk about the boss and whom he/she is sleeping with? Ever engage in that conversation?
- Do you know if anyone else heard you talk about the “rumor” about the new girl who was hired because she’s the boss’s mistress?
- Ever witness another employee change the amount on a promotion after the form was already authorized?
- How about an inappropriate joke, heard it, laughed about it and then walked away? Or were you the one telling the joke?
- Ever have just one too many drinks at the company picnic and not remember talking about a female who shared her sexual preference with you in confidence and that information spread like wildfire the next Monday?
It’s not about what you teach, but rather, how well it is taught, that determines retention of the information to the people to whom you teach it.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: DID YOU KNOW …
- Over 16% of men reported being sexually harassed in the workplace last year?
- Claims for age discrimination have increased to over 20% of all filings in the workplace?
- The national average for legal fees for workplace harassment cases is $250,000?
- Many supervisors and directors are still not aware that they may be personally liable if it is determined that they contributed to or mishandled workplace harassment cases?
Can you answer these True or False questions correctly?
- Saying “God Bless you” in the workplace and outside of the workplace after someone sneezes has the potential to be offensive and end up in a lawsuit?
- Discussing another employee’s situation about breaking their leg does not violate their HIPAA rights?
- Assigning a pregnant woman a closer parking space at work is actually encouraged to be polite and ensure a healthy workplace environment?
If you cannot answer these questions, then you won’t want to miss this event. We will talk about the 300 pound gorilla in the room… Anti-Harassment! Because NOT talking about it, is costing you money!