Sexual Harassment: What It Is, Why It Happens, and What to Do About It

In today's business environment, it is important that executives, managers, and supervisors possess knowledge of the laws, as well as their own legal responsibilities regarding sexual harassment. They must become sensitized to the causes and effects of sexual harassment and aware of coping strategies employed by sexual harassment targets. This workshop gives participants an understanding of legal, organizational, and individual aspects of socio-sexual behavior in the American workplace.

Course Benefits:

Program participants will gain:
  • Knowledge of legal aspects of sexual harassment
  • Techniques for identifying a good sexual harassment policy
  • Strategies for monitoring sexual harassment in the workplace
  • An understanding of why targets rarely report sexual harassment
  • Methods for increasing reporting

Course Content:

  • Sexual harassment law and social scientific definitions
  • He said/she said:  gender differences in perceptions of and reactions to sexual harassment
  • Does your organization have a sexual harassment problem?  Strategies and procedures for finding an answer
  • Creating a harassment-free work environment
  • The rationale for the impact of organizational policies and complaint procedures
  • Handling the bad news:  how to conduct an effective sexual harassment investigation
  • Overview:  characteristics of harassment prone versus harassment-free work environment and what these difference tell us