Sexual Harassment Prevention
On January 18, 2012, New York legislators proposed a bill to require hotels and motels to provide sexual harassment training to their employees. According to the invoice, this hospitality-specific instruction has to be interactive – both instructor-led or on-line instruction – in which the students are motivated to interact with all the training material.
The law aims at ensuring hospitality workers understand the applicable legal statutes, proper behavioral criteria, and reporting paths available to them. Supervisor training should include the above in addition to practical examples aimed at preventing sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. The statute requires that employees receive training over two months of the hire and each 2 years after their first sexual harassment training in New York.
A communications and training firm based in Atlanta, GA, is starting a brand new product line especially for the hospitality sector in the nation’s biggest hotel tech trade show. The product line is that their package of off-the-shelf courseware named Compliance and Performance.
They noticed a need in the hospitality industry for a line of interactive compliance courses that are hotel – based, work with any learning management system, and have a business intelligence layer that alerts training managers of performance issues which may subsequently indicate an unacceptable degree of legal exposure.