IVCC to host Workplace Harassment & Discrimination seminar

OGLESBY - Workplace harassment continues to be an issue among all types of companies and organizations. Recent reports show that no employer or individual is immune from such risks.

To address this issue, Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center will hold a seminar titled, “Workplace Harassment & Discrimination” on Friday, Feb. 23. Join them for a discussion of this important topic and learn how to reduce the risk of potential legal challenges by knowing the laws and how to better educate supervisory and support staff through implementation of company-wide policies. The new Public Act 100-0554 will also be discussed.

Presenting the program will be Larry Forristall, a 40-year professional in human resource management. Forristall graduated from Dana College, Blair, Neb. with degrees in psychology and sociology. He has served as president of the Sauk Valley Human Resource Association and is a past member of the board of the Employers Coalition on Health (ECOH) of Rockford. He currently serves on the board of education of LaMoille CSD.

Topics will include Professionalism in the Workplace, Discrimination & Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Procedure for Reporting, and Public Act 100-0554.

The seminar will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 23, Room CTC-124/125 at IVCC in Oglesby. The course number is CEU-7816-13.

To register, phone (815) 224-1447 or online at ivcc.edu/onlinecec. Questions may be e-mailed to [email protected] 

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