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Ch 6: Risk Management for Sexual Harassment

About This Chapter

There are several measures the supervisors in your company can take to reduce the risk of sexual harassment in the workplace. This chapter's video lessons outline the sexual harassment policy components and guidelines at supervisors' disposal as well as their roles in carrying them out.

Risk Management for Sexual Harassment - Chapter Summary

Instructors teaching these lessons outline the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) guidelines and policy measures used to mitigate the occurrence of sexual harassment. Topics of discussion include:

  • Sexual harassment policy development
  • Procedures for responding to sexual harassment complaints
  • Sexual harassment preventative and corrective measures
  • The EEOC sexual harassment complaint process
  • Sexual harassment litigation defense

Video lessons and transcripts describe each of these topics in a way that makes them easy for supervisors to implement. Short quizzes are also included to help you affirm your employees' comprehension of these risk management concepts.

How It Helps

  • Builds understanding: This chapter can familiarize supervisors with EEOC policies and regulations outlining employers' responsibilities and legal liabilities as they relate to sexual harassment.
  • Increases compliance: Supervisors armed with this knowledge can protect themselves and your company's employees by implementing a sexual harassment policy that includes preventive measures and clearly outlines the steps to be taken when investigating and following up on a sexual harassment complaint.
  • Guards against potential legal damages: A solid understanding of EEOC guidelines can also be used to mount an affirmative defense in the event of a sexual harassment lawsuit.

Skills Covered

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

  • Outline a sexual harassment policy's main components
  • Explain the steps in an internal company complaint process
  • Describe preventative and corrective sexual harassment measures
  • Outline the components of an affirmative defense in a sexual harassment lawsuit

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