Discrimination can take many forms. In this program we'll learn about stereotypes, biases, bullying, homophobia, sexism, verbal and emotional abuse and how to distinguish between legal and illegal behavior. We'll look at harassment, discrimination and explore racial and sexual discrimination. . It takes a lot of talent and a lot of work to build a successful company and it only takes one person to take it apart brick by brick. There are employees who are attracted to a hostile work environment. If the work culture isn't abusive, they will manipulate and devalue the staff one by one. They take what functions and make it dysfunctional. Instead of good employees finding ways to be effective, they find themselves ways to cope and survive. Who is responsible for workplace conflicts, low productivity and high turnover? Who is accountable and responsible for the hiring this employee? This program discusses in detail how management should handle these situations and how to set up procedures effectively. Organizations need to build an open company culture and that takes time and extensive training. On-going education should be viewed as company support and not punishment. We all have prejudices that are based on a myriad of factors. Discrimination is dislike and comes from prejudice. Harassment is an action or comment that an employee finds offensive. Harassment and discrimination are forms of workplace abuse. Whether intentional or not, destructive behaviors undermine the constructive work employers put into their company and it can run rampant in many organizations. Harassment and discrimination decrease productivity and lower staff morale. The effects can be emotional, physical and social. Companies need to repel abuse in all forms. Everyone should know the law. Good behavior role modeling starts at the top. Inexperienced or ineffective managers must be trained. Cliques must not be allowed in any organization. The goal is to value everyone in the company. Lead by example and hold everyone accountable from the top down. All this begins with the correct hiring and training practices.