Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work

Isexual harassmentn 1964 the US Supreme Court passed the first laws prohibiting sexual discrimination at work, and for over forty years since then, the courts have continued to refine the definition of behaviors that demonstrate sexual discrimination and harassment.
So, here’s the question: even though the definition of Sexual Harassment is pretty clearly spelled out by now, why is Sexual still such a potent and frequently misunderstood challenge facing today’s global business and public sector workplaces? Because…people in organizations don’t know how to prevent and deal with inappropriate behaviors that are still a part of their everyday workplace cultures.
The cost in dollars to organizations that face Sexual Harassment litigation continues to rise, and it is understandable that businesses are concerned with the liability of violating the Laws. Sexual harassment claims filed with the EEOC from 1992 through 2003 rose 28.8 percent and monetary awards from those claims shot up 293.7 percent.
But the biggest impact of Sexual Harassment goes beyond litigation right to the heart of the workplace where creativity, collaboration and productivity live. It just makes sense that when people work in an inclusive, non-threatening environment they aren’t sidetracked by behaviors that don’t belong in their workspace. The link between distractions and profitability is pretty evident, and Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace should be a compelling investment in any organization’s future.
Since every organization has its own unique concerns, we bring a customized, interactive
Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Program to management and employees emphasizing both the legal and behavioral features involved in Sexual Harassment. Through innovative facilitation, we introduce participants to key concepts, responsibilities and consequences to prevent and handle issues they may come up against. We help our clients recognize the impact of Sexual Harassment, how to avoid and best deal with it, and how to reduce the legal and human costs it incurs.

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