300: Intersections: Anti-Harassment – Title VII – Title IX – VAWA Section 304 (“Intersections”)
Available at: http://www.hawaii.edu/titleix/lawroom/employees
Duration: Approximately 2 Hours
Intersections trains employees to recognize, prevent, and respond to workplace harassment and discrimination based on “protected characteristics.” The course also helps employees address inappropriate behavior before it creates a “hostile work environment” by giving employees the skills necessary to reduce potential legal risks by recognizing and addressing abusive behavior and other misconduct, including microaggressions and unconscious bias, that may lead to workplace bullying or hostility, reducing productivity and creativity. Intersections invites employees to consider the nature of harassment and discrimination, and provides practical tips on creating a safe, inclusive environment for work, including safe and positive options for bystander intervention.
Part I provides employees with a learning experience that is driven by narratives and immersive interactions. These interactive exercises engage employees with realistic situations and tasks, and cover all aspects of an employee’s role in promoting a harassment and discrimination free workplace.
In Part II: Protecting Students, employees are trained in how to identify and report sexual and interpersonal misconduct against students, covering awareness and prevention subjects required by Section 304(a)(5) of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (known as the “Campus SaVE Act”), as well as Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. In addition, as required by the Campus SaVE Act, the course includes summaries of the legal definitions of consent, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and provides copies of the relevant statutes for Hawaii.