Platform features program aimed at helping employers prevent sexual harassment and discrimination while promoting a culture of respect in the workplace

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, has launched a new online training platform to assist employers in preparing, delivering, and monitoring effective, impactful programs on a range of issues. The platform’s initial offering features a Preventing Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace program. This on-demand curriculum, available at training.hselaw.com, is a subscription-based program that provides unlimited annual access to employers.

“This resource was developed to help employers efficiently address the growing number of training and compliance requirements that are being placed on their businesses,” said Jeffrey J. Calabrese, Harter Secrest & Emery Labor and Employment practice group leader. “Employers can find value in having convenient access to sophisticated, legally-compliant programs that are presented by knowledgeable, experienced attorneys. The Preventing Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace program meets New York State and New York City annual training requirements and is designed to improve workplace culture and mitigate risks associated with harassment and discrimination.”

The initial program consists of six chapters that educate users in an easy-to-understand, convenient, and cost-effective webinar-style presentation. The course covers topics such as types of sexual harassment, sex stereotyping, hostile work environments, retaliation, supervisor responsibilities, personal liability, bystander intervention, investigation process, and victim resources.  

The training platform also offers a variety of benefits for those administering the program, such as easy employee self-registration, user engagement reports, user evaluation forms, and training completion certificates.

The program is designed to be affordable for employers of every size. Annual subscription fees range from $375 per year for employers with 49 or fewer employees to $3,000 per year for employers with 300 and more employees. Harter Secrest & Emery plans to add additional training programs and topics to the platform in the future.

Harter Secrest & Emery Labor and Employment attorneys counsel employers on state and federal labor law compliance and the soundness and comprehensiveness of employment practices and policies. They represent employers in nearly every industry sector, including retail, health care, professional services, higher education, and manufacturing, in both union and non-union settings.  Clients include privately-held and public corporations with up to tens of thousands employees located across the United States. 

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