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Ch 3: Personal Relationships in the Workplace

About This Chapter

Help your employees learn to recognize and avoid the types of harassment that can result from personal relationships with co-workers. Video lessons also explain how to create a respectful work environment.

Personal Relationships in the Workplace - Chapter Summary

This chapter outlines instances in which personal relationships can lead to sexual harassment or discrimination as well as methods for reducing the risks of such behaviors. Lesson topics include:

  • Differences between flirting and harassment
  • Strategies for reducing risks associated with co-worker dating
  • Signs of personal relationship discrimination
  • Methods for creating respectful work environments

To make sure employees and managerial staff are on the same page in regards to personal relationships in the workplace, these video lessons and transcripts provide several examples of the behaviors and best practices being discussed. Multiple-choice quizzes follow each lesson to affirm employees' understanding of these concepts, while a chapter test provides a more comprehensive assessment of the lesson topics.

How It Helps

  • Encourages a cautionary approach: Employees who are aware of the adverse effects personal relationships can have on the work environment might be inclined to take extra precautions if they happen to start dating a co-worker, such as steering clear of behaviors that show favoritism or bias toward certain individuals.
  • Builds awareness: An awareness of what constitutes sexual harassment can also help employees recognize when their actions or the actions of others are in danger of crossing the line.
  • Improves the workplace environment: Employees who understand the practices needed to maintain a respectful environment can work together to make sure requirements are met and all employees are working towards that goal.

Skills Covered

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

  • Make the distinction between flirting and harassment
  • Describe tactics for preventing sexual harassment
  • Recognize and avoid personal relationship discrimination
  • Outline practices leading to a courteous work environment

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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