What Your Organization Can Do to Stop Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

What Your Organization Can Do to Stop Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

With TIME Magazine’s declaration that the “Silence Breakers” (i.e., women who have come forward to report their personal experiences as victims of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace) as their “Person of the Year”, there is clearly a desire to see sexual harassment stamped out in the workplace. In addition to this public pressure for change, we’ve already established that sexual harassment in the workplace is expensive and damaging to employers and employees alike.

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements by State

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines harassment as any “offensive conduct that may include, but is not limited to, offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with work performance.”

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Guide to Identifying and Dealing with Workplace Harassment

what is considered workplace harassment Guide to Identifying and Dealing with Workplace Harassment

Harassment is a form of discrimination protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For employers, harassment which is protected under law is defined as any unwelcome verbal or physical conduct based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or retaliation (such as retaliating against an individual for filing a harassment complaint or participating in an investigation) that occurs in the workplace.

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How to Identify and Deal With Workplace Bullying

How to Identify and Deal With Workplace Bullying

The Workplace Institute in 2014 reports that 35% of the U.S. workforce is being bullied at work. Interestingly, bullying is four times more common than either sexual harassment or racial discrimination on the job. The primary reason workplace bullying is so common is that bullying is not yet illegal. The impact of bullying to a business is costly.

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