Did you know sexual harassment is reported widely in diverse sectors, including restaurants, farming, civil service, and higher education. Factors can include class, race and gender status all feed into harassment affects. Yet each story is preventable.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Take the first steps towards understanding office Harassment
Sexual Harassment of any kind is prohibited in the workplace by the Civil Rights Act. Employers are liable for the actions of their employees. To mitigate liability employers should have clear written policies that prohibit sexual harassment including a complaint procedure, provide training and education, investigate allegations promptly and administer appropriate discipline when necessary. Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcomed advances, requests for sexual favors or any verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
There are two kinds of sexual harassment, quid pro quo, and hostile work environment. Quid Pro Quo is a “this for that” when an employment decision is based on some form of unwanted sexual conduct. Hostile environment is when a reasonable person finds that the harassing behavior unreasonably interferes with his/her work performance.
The Wright Team can help you empower your employee to recognize and prevent sexual harassment in the office . Contact us today!