Preventing Sexual Harassment


Learning Objectives

The #MeToo movement brought harassment and liability to the forefront of workplace concerns. It is one of the most emotionally charged and legally complex issues facing employers today. Yet, it continues to make headlines and costs employers millions in legal fees, lost productivity, and turnover.

Sexual harassment can happen anywhere at any time to anybody. Nonetheless, employees are protected from sexual harassment in the workplace under federal and state law. Therefore, training employees to clearly understand what sexual harassment is—and what to do about it—is an effective and timely investment.

In the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed Public Acts 19-16 and 19-93, constituting the Time’s Up Act. This CIRMA training and education program helps participants quickly learn how to apply the essential elements of carefully and correctly handling sexual harassment issues and complaints.

If you would like to schedule a regional or member-only training program, please contact your Risk Management Consultant. Training is provided to CIRMA members only.

This interactive training and education program:

  • Defines sexual harassment.
  • Explains the legal definitions of sexual harassment and the employer’s responsibilities.
  • Discusses ways to prevent sexual harassment.
  • Explains how to handle sexual harassment complaints.
  • Teaches how to build and maintain a positive, respectful work environment.


This training and education program is designed for:

  • Chief elected officials
  • School superintendents
  • School business managers
  • Risk managers
  • Human Resource professionals
  • Department supervisors/managers
  • All other employees