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Press Release MCAD Adds Increased Training on Sexual Harassment Detection and Prevention to 2018 Roster

"Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment" offered in Boston in January, and Springfield in April.
For immediate release:
10/31/2017
  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

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H Harrison, Assistant to the Commissioners

MCAD adds Sexual Harassment Training to 2018 Roster

Boston — In light of recent developments regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) has added a half-day training program to its 2018 calendar, titled “Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace." This ​in-depth training is geared toward managers and supervisors who do not have a background in anti-discrimination laws, yet are in positions where they must address these issues.

“The rise in people coming forward describing workplace misconduct is disturbing.” said Sunila Thomas George, Chairwoman of the MCAD. “It is imperative that all Massachusetts employers are armed with the tools they need to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace and employees are aware of their rights under the Commonwealth’s laws.  Working together to make the Commonwealth a safe and welcoming place for all workers, is why we are committed to providing workplace training for people at all levels.”

The “Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” Training will be offered twice in 2018: Boston, Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the MCAD Headquarters - 1 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108; and Springfield, April 11, 2018, at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, 1 Monarch Place, Springfield, MA 01104. Registration is required to attend.

The training will cover:

  • A Review of a model Sexual Harassment Policy
  • Policies and practices to address and prevent workplace harassment and discrimination
  • Tools to improve your internal practices as a Supervisor and manager in your duty under the law to address discrimination complaints
  • Best Practices for Employers
  • A review of the foundations of the Commonwealth’s civil rights & anti-discrimination laws

MCAD also offers multi-day in-depth training courses for HR & EEO Professionals ​that cover best practices in the workplace and prepares you to conduct internal Discrimination Prevention trainings for your staff. Register for EEO Courses online at: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/2018-courses-for-eeo-professionals

For a list of all of the MCAD trainings, visit our Training and Outreach webpage.

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Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination 

Our mission is to eradicate discrimination in the Commonwealth by investigating, prosecuting and adjudicating Complaints of Discrimination, including sexual harassment, in Employment, Housing, Public Places, Access to Education, Lending, and Credit. We also offer training to help prevent discrimination from occurring.

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