Pride Month Sexual Harassment Training

June 28, 2019

Pride Month: Provide The Right Training For Your Teams.

Los Angeles, California

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. Pride Month, with its focus on diversity and inclusion, is the perfect reminder for companies to prioritize implementing a comprehensive sexual harassment training. The right sexual harassment training insures that everyone, regardless of race, gender, or sexual preference, feels comfortable, secure, and valued. Training is key to preventing harassment and other inappropriate conduct at work.

Today’s workforce is increasingly diverse in terms of personal characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The right training makes all these diverse groups feel like they’re an important part of their organization’s culture and that they have meaningful roles in its operations and leadership. It’s up to management to create a safe, sensitive and respectful work environment, but Bridge Safety Consultant’s Sexual Harassment Training is here to help. It’s important that employees at every level of the company understand how to recognize unacceptable behavior, how to report it and how to respond to and support co-workers and colleagues who may encounter it. Anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training, especially when tailored to your company’s specific culture, industry and workforce, can be a strategic tool to educate, influence, and motivate positive behavior and change across your organization.

Workplace diversity training can be broken into several categories: anti-discrimination training, diversity awareness training, cultural awareness training, diversity management/leadership training, diversity knowledge/skills-based training, or dimension-specific workshops. Bridge Safety Consultant’s Sexual Harassment Training is inclusive and takes a holistic approach to sexual harassment training that offers information and tools for your entire company. This is a critical time to think about inclusion, not just in terms of Pride month, but also given prominent movements such as #MeToo. Many states are passing new anti-discrimination laws; change is even happening at the federal level.

This year, the Supreme Court agreed to address the issue of whether or not Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, protects LGBTQ people from job discrimination. The justices agreed to hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation. The cases will be argued in the fall of 2019, with decisions likely by June 2020 in the middle of the presidential election campaign. It’s critical to the long-term success of a company, to stay up-to-date with the rules and regulations regarding workplace discrimination and harassment, in this case, specifically as it effects LGBTQ employees.

Employees who are comfortable at work are happier and more productive. Furthermore, this increased productivity extends to their coworkers.[1] What the right sexual harassment training course will do, is make sure everyone is comfortable, knows the rules, and what to do or who to turn to if those rules are broken.

Additionally, LGBTQ people have around $790 billion in purchasing power, and 23% of them have “switched products or services in the past year because a different company was supportive of the LGBT community.” Furthermore, 71% would stay loyal to a company that was LGBTQ friendly, even if that company’s products was less convenient or more expensive.[2]

Now is the perfect time to book an inclusive in-person training program for dealing with sexual harassment, bullying and sexual orientation on our website: It’s the right thing to do, for your employees and your business.



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