St. George, UT (PRWEB) June 3, 2005
LearnKey, a leader in self-paced online learning courseware, announced today the release of a two-part sexual harassment prevention training series to help businesses keep up with compliance initiatives and improve workplace environments. "Recent increases in employee harassment lawsuits and changes in employment law require a more consistent approach to prevention training for employees and supervisors," said LearnKey Marketing Vice President, Kevin Lewis. "Our online approach provides effective, trackable training across all levels."
The series consists of two online courses: "Preventing Sexual Harassment for Employees" (regularly priced at $145) and "Preventing Sexual Harassment for Employers/Supervisors" (regularly priced at $195). The series is now available for a combined, limited-time introductory offer of just $19.95 per employee. Each course is led by an expert attorney from Lane Powell Spears & Lubersky, and educates the learners on employment law, the different types of sexual harassment, and the proper procedures for dealing with each one. Because the course is completed online, supervisors and employees can access the training at their own convenience from any computer with Internet access.
The demand for this training stems from the cost involved in sexual harassment lawsuits and complaints filed with the EEOC, which rose from 5,000 in the year 1990 to over 15,000 in 2000 (EEOC figures). According to the Wall Street Journal, about 1,700 people mostly women won $50 million from employers in EEOC cases last year involving sexual harassment. That is nearly double the amount paid out a decade earlier.
Both California and Connecticut have passed laws requiring supervisory employees to be trained in sexual harassment prevention. However, corporate leaders are realizing how critical it is to ensure that all employees, not just supervisors, have a clear understanding of current employment laws and regulations. In addition, the Supreme Court (Kolstad v. American Dental Association, 527 U.S. 526 (1999)) has ruled that harassment prevention training can reduce employer liability in the face of litigation, and that if an employer has failed to provide employee training, they may lose their ability to establish an affirmative defense to harassment and discrimination claims.
In response to this growing need to provide protection against harassment litigation, the Preventing Sexual Harassment Series from LearnKey is an extremely affordable way to deliver the highest quality training, whenever and wherever businesses choose.
Please visit http://www.compliancetraining.org or call 866-306-7241 for special pricing on the Preventing Sexual Harassment Series from LearnKey.
LearnKey, Inc. delivers online learning systems and world class self-paced training courses to government, corporate, and education clients around the globe. Available course titles include IT skills training as well as business and interpersonal skills courses. LearnKey has been a recognized world leader in the e-learning industry since 1987, and continues to add courses to the largest library of streaming media training content available.
Contact Name: David Gallagher
Contact Phone: 866-306-7241
Web Address: http://www.compliancetraining.org
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