August 15, 2011

Preventing Sexual Harassment At Your Workplace

Regardless of the industry or field your organization is a part of, it is critical to ensure all employees feel safe and respected by co-workers, leadership and all others they come into contact with. The EEOC or U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission exists to help protect the rights of job applicants and employees to not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. The EEOC provides a host of information on the laws, regulations and types of discrimination.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, and it is suggested prevention is the best way to eliminate such behaviors from the workplace. Sometimes those performing “harassing” behaviors are unaware of the way in which their actions are being perceived. Providing your employees with an understanding of what constitutes sexual harassment and how to handle related situations will help keep a safe and respectful climate at your workplace.
Preventing Sexual Harassment for Employees” and “Preventing Sexual Harassment for Managers and Supervisors” provide employees, supervisors and managers with an understanding of sexual harassment and how to prevent occurrences around the workplace. Everyone must understand what constitutes sexual harassment in order to prevent it.
The course covers the following topics:

  • Defining Sexual Harassment
  • Recognizing Victims and Harassers
  • Sexual Harassment Policy
  • Behaviors to Avoid
  • How to Handle an Incident
  • Reporting Sexual Harassment

The management edition includes information on a manager’s responsibility.

“Workplace Harassment, Discrimination and Respect” is another Video On Demand title which encompasses workplace discrimination issues involving sexual harassment as well as other types. This title is available in an Employee Edition and a Management Edition.

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