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Employee resisting to take the harassment video certification program at work

Chicago, IL |

What can happen if an employee does not take the harassment/sexual harassment video program the company requested them to do with notice, making it mandatory to take? is it an option?

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  1. Best answer

    If viewing the video is mandatory, failure to do so could be considered insubordination, which could lead to termination. You did not provide the reason for the employee not wanting to view the video, so it is difficult to determine if there are circumstances (such as religious beliefs) that could allow the employee to avoid viewing a mandatory video.


  2. Failure to follow a company requirement can be grounds to fire an employee for cause of insubordination.


  3. You have to watch the video or face possible disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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