Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 18, 2006
Restaurant owners are vulnerable to claims of sexual harassment, and it's not hard to believe when one considers a restaurant's function. Most restaurants are open odd hours, include lots of alcohol and young employees -- including young managers -- all fostering workplace flirtation. Even the customers play a part in sexual harassment. But it can often go awry when not monitored or regulated by a restaurant's owner.
To protect independent restaurant owners from unwarranted accusations and nasty legal battles of all kinds that could easily cost them their businesses, restaurant expert and coach David Scott Peters created I Can Be Sued for That?, a sexual harassment policy and training program specific to the restaurant industry.
Peters partnered with attorney Lindsay Jones to create the manual. Jones provides everything needed to put together a sexual harassment policy, grievance procedure, investigation guidelines and forms to validate the information has been provided. Included is a breakdown of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which applies to any employer with 15 or more employees. In addition, Jones provides samples of a sexual harassment policy and grievance procedure, an acknowledgment form to use in training and hiring to show employees received the sexual harassment policy and guidelines for investigating accusations of sexual harassment.
"As a business owner with assets and liability, it's pertinent restaurant owners have a sexual harassment policy in place -- an unquestionable, well-publicized policy," said Peters. "The more steps they can take to prevent sexual harassment, the harder it will be for anyone to harm them or their business."
To find out more about I Can Be Sued for That?, log on to http://www.smilebutton.com and click on "Web Store".
About David Scott Peters
David Scott Peters is the founder of Smile Button Enterprises, LLC, an independent restaurant coaching and training company, and is known as the SMART Systems guy who can walk into any restaurant in the United Stated and find you $10,000 in undiscovered cash before he hits the back door ... Guaranteed. For more information about David Scott Peters, please visit http://www.smilebutton.com.