Beyond the NYS Model Sexual Harassment Training
Using Your Third Ear to Listen to All Parties
All employers in New York State are now required to provide sexual harassment training to all employees by October 9, 2019, but that isn't the primary reason this is an important topic. Sexual harassment in the workplace has a disparate economic impact on female-led households--an estimated 42% of the total. Studies have also shown that it has an impact on employer success, beyond the cost of litigation, and we know that a large number of incidents are unreported.
The NYC Commission on Human Rights has released a free, 45-minute training that meets the state and city training requirements and gives a good overview of the topic. Yet my clients, colleagues, friends, and family members still have questions and feel unprepared for the conversations that are occurring all around them. So, I created an online course to expand the dialogue and provide more resources for self-directed follow up. During the course, participants will have the opportunity to comment and ask questions about individual lectures. There will also be a live webinar for the same purpose--and to meet the requirement that there be an interactive component to the training. I invite you to tune your third ear and build your skill in resolving these conflicts.
Nance L. Schick, Esq. is a New York City attorney and mediator who focuses on keeping people out of court and building their conflict resolution skills, especially in business and employment disputes. Her holistic, integrative approach to conflict resolution draws from her experience as a crime victim, human resources supervisor, minor league sports agent, and United Nations representative. She is a 2001 graduate of the State University of New York Buffalo Law School trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM). She is also creator of the Third Ear Conflict Resolution process, author of DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master, and an award-winning entrepreneur, who has been acknowledged by Super Lawyers (ADR, 2018 & 2019), the New York Economic Development Corporation/B-Labs (Finalist, Best for NYC 2015 & 2016), U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business), Enterprising Women Magazine (Honorable Mention, 2014 Woman of the Year awards), and Urban Rebound NY/Count Me In (Finalist, 2013 Pitch Competition).