Sexual Harassment Awareness for Managers
Sexual harassment is a hot topic but unfortunately not a new topic. Employees have been harassed in the workplace for years. Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between friendly behavior and subtle sexual harassment. Other times, it's crystal clear.
Every employee and manager should understand what is considered sexual harassment. Quid pro quo is easy to understand, it means this for that. If you have sex with me, I will give you a promotion. Creating a hostile work environment is a bit harder to define. Is flirting with someone at work wrong? Is giving a co-worker a compliment or a hug taboo? It depends. Is the behavior welcomed? When the behavior is not welcomed, it could be considered creating a hostile or uncomfortable work environment.
During this program, managers will learn:
the definition of sexual harassment
the difference between quid pro quo and hostile work environment
what to do when there is a complaint of sexual harassment
what to include in a harassment policy
how to identify harassment behaviors
who is liable for sexual harassment?
½ day, virtual