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Workplace relationships are extremely common but can have serious consequences for both the employer and the employee if not managed correctly. For the employee, a mismanaged relationship at work could have serious repercussions on their career. For employers, office romances can be a huge liability if it goes wrong. Sexual harassment claims, workplace violence, and accusations of favoritism are a few of the challenges employers face when employees form romantic relationships. This training will share preventative measures that Human Resources professionals can take to mitigate the risk of potential EEOC claims.

Why you should Attend

This training will share the importance of managing office romances successfully to prevent the risk of increased claims. Employers risk the potential for a hostile work environment when office romances get out of hand. This can be very traumatizing for other employees to witness and experience. Although the employees involved may not have purposefully intended for the romance to end poorly, the situation could eventually have serious implications and expose the employer to additional discrimination claims.

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Key policies to have in place to protect the organization from office romances that end badly
  • Key steps to prevent low employee morale that results from employee romance
  • How to handle employees who violate your policies
  • How to prepare for potential problems that may arise from an office romance
  • The most important training measures to take to prevent Sexual Harassment Claims, and other significant legal issues

Who Will Benefit

  • Human Resources Executives
  • Human Resources Generalists
  • CEO’s
  • HR Business Partners
  • All Executive levels of HR Management

Speaker Profile

Racquel L. Harris is a Business Strategist and Human Resources Consultant at R. L. Harris & Associates, LLC. Racquel has 25 years of Executive level experience in Human Resources and earned two certifications in Human Resources (PHR, and SHRM-CP) and certification in Risk Management (CRMC).

She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Indiana University. Racquel has a full and comprehensive understanding of how important training is to an organization. She has a high aptitude for strategic planning and execution which she implemented while she was President of the Michiana Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management. Under her leadership, the organization achieved the prestigious Chapter of the Year Award from the Indiana State Council of The Society for Human Resources Management. Racquel is an expert in Labor Relations, Federal and State employment laws, and strategically aligning human resources with organizational goals.

She has a demonstrated ability to use data and statistics to solve problems. Racquel is recognized in the community as a servant leader which has earned her numerous awards including the Martin Luther King Drum Major award presented by former Mayor Jeff Rea, The “40 under 40” recognition by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, The Seven Seals Award by the ESGR, and the Michiana Chapter Society for Human Resources Management 2010 Leader of the Year.