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Most of us know that we all share a responsibility for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. But one of the challenges we face on a day to day basis is recognizing it. It's not enough to understand the legal definition alone… we have to know what sexual harassment looks like in the real world… and its consequences on each other… and the organization.
ENOUGH!™ is a completely new approach to sexual harassment training. This video program is strategically designed in two-parts to deeply engage each learner, creating empathy – with a realistic view of workplace harassment and the fallout associated with a non-compliant culture. ENOUGH! uses a dramatic story line and character interviews to help participants become more aware of the consequences due to the issues surrounding sexual harassment and to help them identify what they should do if they experience or witness sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is one of the most complex workplace issues of our time. It is at once a legal issue, an emotional issue, a civil rights issue, and a very personal issue. It can be both easy to define and impossible to define. It can result from innocent actions or from criminal behavior. It can take place in a few seconds or require several years to develop. It can be a very public matter or an extremely private issue. But one thing is clear about sexual harassment. It must be taken seriously by all employers. Large and small organizations across the United States are being held accountable for incidents of sexual harassment.
Do your employees know the difference between borderline behavior and sexual harassment? Do they know how to handle borderline situations involving themselves or their coworkers? Using this program in mandatory annual training can help to reduce your organization’s risk from sexual harassment lawsuits. It’s a powerful tool to drive discussion, build awareness and prevent incidents of sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is... illegal, costly, debilitating, wrong! This thought-provoking, short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to inspire and stimulate discussion about protecting your employees and organization from sexual harassment.
Slapping any employee on the butt is inappropriate workplace behavior and should not happen with any employee! Unwanted touching, swatting, rubbing or any other physical action of this type spells trouble in the workplace. It’s best to keep physical contact to a minimum and always on a professional level. For example, a fist bump is generally appropriate when offering congratulations.
Because appropriate touching varies so much among different people, the best advice is to keep close personal touch to a minimum and always on a professional level. For example, a congratulatory handshake or fist bump. Beyond that, unless you are absolutely sure that your contact is welcomed by the other person, it's best not to touch them at all.
Third-party sexual harassment occurs when someone outside of the employer's organization harasses an employee in or outside the workplace. Such third parties may include customers, vendors, consultants, or anyone that the employer has a business relationship with. This video also highlights the active bystander/ally concept.
Joking can make the workplace fun, but it is also an area that can easily cross the line from being inappropriate to being illegal. People who work together sometimes engage in ‘harmless flirting’. As long as that behavior is welcome for those who are flirting, and those who are around to see it, it isn’t sexual harassment. When someone changes their mind, however, the welcomeness ends, and it’s time to stop.
It’s important to remember that sexual harassment can take many forms. It can be verbal, as with jokes, comments, or propositions. It can be visual, as in written notes, cartoons, or objects. It can be electronic, as in e-mails, social media posts, and texts. And it can be physical, as with touching, gesturing, or leering and staring.
Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an employee's supervisor, manager, or someone else in authority offers or suggests that an employee will be given something, such as a raise or promotion, in exchange for some sort of sexual favor. This also includes refusing someone a promotion.
Sexual jokes, innuendos or graphic stories could easily cross the line from simply inappropriate and unprofessional to unlawful... in a hurry! Understanding the line when it comes to workplace jokes is key to avoiding a sexual harassment lawsuit.
Sexual harassment can take place anywhere. Any gender can unlawfully harass another other gender. Women can harass men, women, and transgender people; men can harass women, men, and transgender people; and transgender people can harass men, women, and transgender people.
What do you do when a co-worker (or employee) takes compromising pictures of fellow worker and decides to post them on social media? Are you prepared for the fallout? Understanding how this behavior could be the basis of disciplinary action and even a hostile environment sexual harassment lawsuit.
Do your employees know the difference between unprofessional and illegal behavior and sexual harassment? Even when subtle in nature, comments, body language, and tone of voice that imply something sexual is not appropriate in the workplace.
When a co-worker is constantly making sexual jokes and innuendos, then the inappropriate behavior is pervasive. If not addressed, the perpetrator (and the organization) could face charges of hostile work environment sexual harassment.
Could you recognize how an unwelcome pursuit can become harassing behavior? What if it was a manager pursuing an employee? Inappropriate or illegal?
Social media is a powerful communication tool. Employees can (and do) post things that are best left unseen in the workplace. But what if co-workers begin viewing and discussing another employee's posts in the workplace? Inappropriate, unprofessional or illegal?
With the passing of California Senate Bill (SB) 1343, California companies with 5 or more employees (including temporary and seasonal employees) are required to provide one (1) hour of interactive sexual harassment prevention training every two (2) years. This flexible course platform allows facilitators to customize and present a course that fits both their compliance needs and their organizational needs.
Common questions often asked about workplace sexual harassment. The FAQ is a quick list of questions most asked regarding sexual harassment. It also includes the most common definitions often found in sexual harassment training.