Tag Archives: anti-harassment training

Make Dispensary Harassment Prevention a Priority

It has been a year since the #MeToo movement went viral. Since then, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has experienced a 13.6% increase in the number of sexual harassment charges it has received. The EEOC’s counterpart state agencies have seen even greater increases. While some business leaders have seized this moment to make important…

Developing Sexual-Harassment Training

Assess And Address Your Response Culture

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, more states and cities are mandating sexual-harassment training for all workers – not just managers. But even where training isn’t required, cannabis employers should consider the benefits of creating a program. The main goal of training should be to ensure a healthy and productive workplace culture. Cannabis businesses…

Don’t Simply Harassment Training Acknowledgements

Cannabis industry employees’ acknowledgment that they’ve attended anti-harassment training should document more than attendance; they should also show that workers understood the training’s contents. Most employers just get a signature and that’s it, it is recommended that cannabis industry employers consider an acknowledgment that summarizes the company’s commitment to professional, respectful behavior. The summary also…

California Anti-Harassment Laws & Training

California’s cannabis industry employers can expect to see more changes to the state’s sexual-harassment-prevention laws and required compliance training during the current legislative year, but exactly how those laws will change remains to be seen. Every year there’s a trend regarding the type of bills state lawmakers introduce and consider. The dominant themes continue to…

New York Requires Sexual-Harassment Training

New York legislators have passed a number of initiatives in the wake of the #MeToo movement and widespread allegations of sexual harassment in the dispensary workplace – including a law requiring employers to provide sexual harassment training to all cannabis workers. The training requirement is standard, so employers that are already conducting comprehensive harassment training…