Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Prevention and Investigation for Employees & Managers
Preventing Sexual Harassment for Employees - OSHA Safety Training: Most employees have heard the term "sexual harassment". But many of them do not know exactly what it means. More importantly, they may not be aware that some of the things they do might be considered sexual harassment. When people think about sexual harassment they often picture a male supervisor cornering a female employee to make unwanted sexual advances. While most reported cases do involve females being harassed by males, people of both genders, of any age and of any sexual orientation, can be victims.
The first in a three-part series on sexual harassment in the workplace, Our training products on "Preventing Sexual Harassment... for Employees" discuss various forms of sexual harassment, explain how to avoid inadvertently sexually harassing someone and review the procedures employees should follow if they feel that they or a coworker are being sexually harassed. Topics covered in these products include:
What constitutes sexual harassment.
Behaviors to avoid.
Recognizing victims and harassers.
Avoiding "accidental" harassment.
How to handle a sexual harassment incident.
Reporting sexual harassment to management.
Preventing Sexual Harassment for Managers - OSHA Safety Training: Most managers and supervisors have heard about fines and lawsuits brought against companies that ignore "sexual harassment". And while they are the first lines of defense in preventing sexual harassment incidents, many managers and supervisors don't know what constitutes harassment, or what they should do if it occurs. Complicating things is that recognizing sexual harassment can be difficult. Conduct that might appear harmless to one person could be harassment to others.
The second of a three-part series on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, Our training products on "Preventing Sexual Harassment... for Managers and Supervisors" look at behaviors and actions that can constitute sexual harassment, discuss why managers and supervisors must pay particular attention to what they say and do, and examine how to recognize sexual harassment in the workplace. Topics covered in these products include:
What constitutes sexual harassment.
Managers' and supervisors' responsibilities.
Preventing sexual harassment.
Recognizing sexual harassment.
What to do if sexual harassment occurs.
Handling a Sexual Harassment Investigation - OSHA Safety Training: Sexual harassment can have an incalculable cost for victims, their families, friends and coworkers. Any form of sexual conduct in the workplace is inappropriate, and may constitute sexual harassment if the actions or comments are unwanted or threatening. But recognizing sexual harassment is only half the battle. If action isn't taken quickly, and the situation is not resolved fairly, a company can face lawsuits and hefty fines. In fact, the company's reputation, business relationships and financial security could depend on how a manager or supervisor handles a sexual harassment incident.
The third of a three-part series on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, Our training products on "Handling a Sexual Harassment Investigation" look at a company's legal responsibility to prevent and deal with sexual harassment incidents, examine policies and procedures that should be followed when investigating allegations of sexual harassment, and discuss how to interview apparent victims, alleged harassers and potential witnesses. Topics covered in these products include:
A company's legal responsibility regarding sexual harassment.