Link Between Training & Harassment Claims?

Straight from the mouths of Mr. HR’s Readers 

Does harassment training provoke lawsuits? — HR Manager, Public Services

As a trainer in this space my gut always told me that the more awareness you create the fewer instances of harassment will evolve into lawsuits. The theory from my view was that managers who know what to look for and what to do when they see it will report issues more rapidly, which then will be investigated and vetted properly by HR. My senses were confirmed by a 2007 study done by American University and published by Psychology of Women Quarterly. Their study of 234 professionals showed those with training were no more likely to sue than those who did not receive training.

David Lewis
Operations Inc – Stamford, CT

Human Resources Outsourcing and Consulting

AKA — Mister HR