MTI - Harassment in the Workplace (Elective)
This is a new program for the League of Kansas Municipalities and will be focused on public municipalities and city government. This course will focus on educating public sector employees and elected officials about creating a culture where workplace harassment, including sexual harassment, is not tolerated and gives the public agencies the tools necessary to train elected officials, administration staff, and public employees about sexual harassment, and how to address concerns.
Workplace harassment, which includes sexual harassment, is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. The law applies to federal, state, and local employers and governs all employment actions. Laws regarding workplace harassment are enforced by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The course will address the following (and may be expanded as the program is developed):
- Developing a culture of respect and acceptable interaction within cities;
- Creating and communicating city harassment policies to stakeholders;
- Creating a training program for your city and resources for municipalities; and
- Handling complaints from employees.
We encourage the following city officials attend this course: city mangers/administrators, elected officials, city budget/finance staff, city human resources staff, and/or city clerks. The course will be a coordinated effort taught in coordination with outside legal staff and League staff. This course will be submitted for IIMC credit and CLE credit.
The MTI will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost to attend this course is $75 for members, $100 for nonmembers. Lunch and materials provided. Register online at www.lkm.org/events. Your city will be invoiced after the class is finished.