Ch 3: Harassment Policies & Procedures for Employees

About This Chapter

Familiarize employees with the measures in place to help them prevent or report sexual harassment. Video lessons in this chapter clearly explain employee rights and the processes involved in filing a sexual harassment complaint.

Harassment Policies & Procedures for Employees - Chapter Summary

Instructors teaching this chapter outline some of the steps employees can take to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace alongside procedures for reporting complaints. Lesson topics include:

  • Steps for filing a harassment complaint
  • Sexual harassment complaints and employees' right to privacy
  • Methods for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Laws prohibiting retaliation against employees

This chapter provides employees with access to short videos, transcripts and multiple-choice lesson and chapter quizzes. Use these resources in any combination, as part of corporate training or an individualized training session, to help employees understand key components of your organization's harassment policies or identify topics that could use some extra discussion.

How It Helps

  • Puts employees at ease: Employees who are informed of harassment complaint procedures might feel more comfortable coming forward if they are a victim of harassment.
  • Builds awareness: An awareness of their right to privacy and protection from employer retaliation can also ensure that employees are familiar with the roles and responsibilities of a human resource department when processing their complaint.
  • Empowers employees: Employees might also feel empowered to take a more active role in creating a safe work environment once they're aware of best practices for preventing sexual harassment.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, employees will be able to:

  • Understand the steps involved in reporting and following up on a harassment complaint
  • Explain the significance of employee privacy when filing a complaint
  • Apply practices designed to prevent sexual harassment
  • Explain employees' protections against retaliation

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