DALLAS — June 29, 2020 — Work Shield and empathiHR today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to offer businesses across the nation a comprehensive approach to tackling harassment and discrimination in the workplace, combining Work Shield’s extensive reporting, investigation and resolution services with empathiHR’s learning management and training platform.

As headlines surrounding the #MeToo movement continue to draw attention to workplace behavior, six states in the U.S. have established mandatory sexual harassment training, with more states expected to follow in their footsteps. Together, Work Shield and empathiHR present to employers an innovative approach to protecting their business and employees by offering peace of mind that effective training has been put in place and that reported incidents are efficiently investigated and resolved to mitigate risk, strengthen affirmative defenses, and protect company culture and reputation.

Work Shield clients will now have access to more than 150 training courses designed to comply with state-mandated employment laws, as well as the diverse needs of Human Resource departments and small business owners. In turn, empathiHR’s client roster of more than 42,000 will be able to utilize the Work Shield reporting platform and team of legal professionals who investigate every reported harassment or discrimination incident and work in tandem with the employer to establish a clear path to resolution.

“This partnership with empathiHR will put us in a unique position to provide a full service solution for the management and prevention of harassment and discrimination issues in the workplace,” said Jared Pope, founder and CEO of Work Shield. “As employers are continuously looking for ways to better protect both their employees and their bottom line, we are excited to offer an additional layer to our comprehensive approach.”

“We are thrilled to offer our clients access to Work Shield’s harassment and discrimination solution, and be another key resource for employers who don’t simply want to ‘check the box’, but provide an innovative and complete solution,” said Randy Barker, co-founder of empathiHR, “While compliance training isn’t always thrilling, it is a crucial step in attracting and keeping great employees. By ensuring that proper methods have been put in place to educate and empower employees, human resource departments and employers can be confident that any challenge can be managed.”

About Work Shield

Founded in 2018, Work Shield is the only solution that partners with employers to efficiently manage reporting, investigation and resolution of workplace harassment and discrimination issues in their entirety. For the first time, employees have access to an immediate and impartial secure platform to safely voice harassment and discrimination incidents, while employers are ensured peace of mind that every issue is investigated and resolved with care by Work Shield-certified legal professionals. Implementing the Work Shield solution fosters a more positive and open workplace culture comprised of integrity and trust. To learn more, visit https://workshield.com.

About empathiHR

EmpathiHR provides an intuitive, streamlined platform with effective training content covering HR Compliance, company Culture & essential Learning. With empathiHR your employees will not only be HR compliant and will learn how to add to your culture, they will see how much your organization has to offer each employee on both a personal and professional development basis. Learn more at https://empathihr.com/.

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