National Restaurant Association Launches Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Suite

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National Restaurant Association Launches Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Suite

09/14/2018

The National Restaurant Association announced the launch of an online training suite focused on Sexual Harassment Prevention, the first programs in its new ServSafe Workplace training line. Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Restaurant Industry and Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Hospitality Industry are interactive, digital training programs that address sexual harassment and the harmful impact it has on individuals and businesses. There are employee and manager versions for each program.

Developed specifically for the unique needs of the foodservice and hospitality industries, the course features scenario-based learning and focuses on the impact to individuals while emphasizing the responsibility each employee has for maintaining a respectful and inclusive workplace.

“The National Restaurant Association is committed to equipping our members with the tools they need to promote a positive workplace,” said Dawn Sweeney, President and CEO. “ServSafe Workplace’s new Sexual Harassment Prevention training programs provide operators with valuable resources to build and maintain a safe and respectful work environment.”

Key objectives of the employee version of the program include:

  • Define sexual harassment and the two forms it can take.
  • Understand the harmful impact sexual harassment can have on victims, businesses, and those who harass.
  • Recognize conduct that’s appropriate, and not appropriate, for work.
  • Understand when and how to report sexual harassment.

Building on the content in the employee program, the Manager edition also focuses on the vital role managers play in creating and promoting a harassment-free workplace culture and provides them with the tools they need to respond confidently and appropriately to sexual harassment claims.

“The ServSafe team is excited to offer this timely training to our industries,” said Sherman L. Brown, Executive Vice President, Training & Certification, National Restaurant Association. “The strong response to the complimentary Sexual Harassment Prevention webinars we presented this summer shows that people in both foodservice and hospitality are eager to learn how to address this issue and change the culture, and we are proud to provide them with the tools to make that happen.”

ServSafe Workplace is a new suite of training programs rooted in the cultural and social issues affecting today’s restaurant and hospitality work environments. Leveraging ServSafe’s reputation for premier risk-mitigation training, ServSafe Workplace focuses on ways for managers and employees to navigate the sometimes-difficult topics facing service-industry professionals.