Skillsoft intros e-learning s/w to curb sexual harassment

Skillsoft, a provider of cloud based learning solutions, has introduced new portfolio of e-learning software that helps prevent sexual harassment in workplace.

The new software helps organizations sensitize employees about sexual harassment and its prevention, thus creating a more responsible and safer work environment.

The courseware introduces learners to sexual harassment prevention guidelines.  It helps to identify and prevent sexual harassment at the workplace through scenario building and outlining of both corporate and employee personal liabilities arising from any such transgressions.
sexual harassmentThe training helps employees recognize all actions and acts amounting to sexual harassment through real life situations and examples.

“The Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act of India mandates every organization to define their sexual harassment policies, prevention systems, procedures and service rules for employees. This courseware helps participants identify the various types of sexual harassment and recognize behaviors that may be considered inappropriate,” said Vinay Pradhan, country manager –India, Skillsoft.

“The elearning module will help organizations educate employees on what is deemed sexually offensive conduct. This is an essential and important step towards the reduction of corporate liability as well as to maintain a professional work environment,” Pradhan added.

The courseware is divided in to two phases: The first phase discusses the types of sexual harassment and helps participants identify such inappropriate situations at the workplace through examples. Phase two is focused on the course of action available to the victims of sexual harassment and also employer responsibilities in this area.

This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA and Skillsoft.

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