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Would your harassment training pass legal muster? 5 fixes

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Issue: In harassment and discrimination lawsuits, courts examine whether your training is effective, frequent or formal enough.

Risk: Simply having a training program in place won't necessarily provide cover from a lawsuit.

Action: Apply these five tips to bolster your training program.

More courts are putting anti-harassment and discrimination training programs under the microscope.

Until recently, the courts have concerned themselves with probing the basic elements of anti-harassment training: Do you train all employees, not just supervisors? Does your training cover all forms of harassment and discrimination, not just sex? And does the trainer have the qualifications to provide legally accurate training?

Now, though, employee lawyers are using more creative weapons to attack the competence of employer training. Expect attorneys to look for gaps where they can question its effectiveness.

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