Training your supervisors BEFORE all of your employees is critical so your supervisors are prepared to:
Who constitutes a supervisor? A supervisor is any employee who supervises one or more individuals. The titles start with all Business Owners and include: Team Leader, Supervisor, Manager, HR, CEO, CFO, President, VP, etc. Supervisors are charged with protecting the workplace environment. As a supervisor, your actions (or inactions) put the company on the hook for liability if an employee can show that you knew or should have known about such unlawful behavior. Supervisors are often the first to learn about a concern that rises to the level of unlawful behavior. A company's liability risk can be increased or decreased based on the actions of a supervisor, who also can be held personally liable in certain situations. Failing to train supervisors is risky business.