About This Chapter
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace for Employees - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, your employees can review crucial information about how and where sexual harassment can occur in the workplace. They'll learn what sexual harassment is (and isn't), statistics about this type of harassment and how it affects those who are exposed to it. Once they have reviewed these lessons, your employees will have a better understanding of the following:
- How sexual harassment creates a hostile work environment
- Differences between flirting and sexual harassment
- Places in the work environment where sexual harassment can occur
- How the law defines sexual harassers
- Sexual harassment statistics, such as those reflecting claims and fines
- The business and emotional impacts of sexual harassment
- Legal ramifications of sexual harassment
How It Helps
- Increases awareness: Helps employees to recognize sexual harassment in their work area.
- Enhances knowledge of sexual harassment laws : Outlines the punishment for sexual harassment from a legal standpoint.
- Encourages prevention: By increasing employee awareness of the legal and professional repercussions of sexual harassment, this chapter can help prevent sexual harassment from occurring in your company.
By the end of this chapter, employees will be able to:
- Understand what constitutes sexual harassment
- Differentiate between flirting and sexual harassment and know when the line is crossed
- List the types of work locations in which sexual harassment can occur
- Define a sexual harasser as identified by sexual harassment laws
- Recite sexual harassment statistics
- Identify the impact of this type of harassment on one's emotions as well as the company
- Discuss legal consequences of sexual harassment, such as punishments and liabilities
1. Sexual Harassment and the Hostile Work Environment
Sexual harassment is a very real and sensitive issue in the workplace. In this lesson, we will discuss sexual harassment, what it means and what it can do to the work environment.
2. The Differences Between Flirting & Sexual Harassment
People often pursue romantic relationships at work, which can pose a risk for sexual harassment. In this lesson, you'll learn the difference between innocent flirting and when flirting stops being innocent and becomes sexual harassment.
3. Work Locations Where Sexual Harassment Could Occur
Workplace sexual harassment is a serious problem for both employees and their organizations. In this lesson, you'll learn what constitutes the 'workplace' for purposes of sexual harassment. A short quiz follows the lesson.
4. Who Can Be a Sexual Harasser According to the Law?
Workplace sexual harassment can come from all parts of your organization and even from individuals outside your organization. In this lesson, you'll learn who can be a sexual harasser for the purpose of sexual harassment law.
5. Workplace Sexual Harassment Statistics
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is charged with investigating claims of workplace sexual harassment. It collects statistics on its investigations. In this lesson, we'll take a look at workplace sexual harassment statistics collected by the EEOC.
6. Emotional & Professional Effects of Sexual Harassment
Workplace sexual harassment can have many emotional & professional consequences. In this lesson, you'll learn about the effects of sexual harassment for the victims, the organization and for the perpetrator of the sexual harassment. A short quiz follows.
7. The Legal Consequences of Sexual Harassment
Workplace sexual harassment leads to many problems for all involved. In this lesson, you'll learn about the legal consequences of sexual harassment for the organization and for the perpetrator of the sexual harassment. A short quiz follows.
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