WHAT IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT?

Prevent Problems Before They Occur With Sexual Harassment Training

Unwelcome Touching

Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where it explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. This broad definition includes many forms of offensive behavior and includes a partial list of behaviors:

  • Visual conduct: leering, making social gestures, displaying of sexually suggestive objects or pictures, cartoons or posters.
  • Verbal conduct: making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs, and jokes. Verbal abuse of sexual nature, graphic verbal commentators about an individual's body, sexually degrading words used to describe an individual.
  • Physical conduct: touching, assault, impeding or blocking movements.
  • Offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors.
  • Making or threatening retaliatory action after receiving a negative response to sexual advances.

How do I protect my organization from Sexual Harassment Claims?

  1. Have a validated sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation policy reviewed and signed by all employees: managers, supervisors, and employees. (We can help you create one too!)
  2. Consistently follow your policy and immediately address and stop all unlawful harassment, discrimination or bullying.
  3. Provide regular compliance training opportunities for all employees on topics such as:
  • Anti-Harassment Training
  • Bullying Prevention Training
  • Workplace Diversity Training
  • Communication and other Soft Skills Training
Unwanted Sexual Attention

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