5. Employees should have the option of speaking with either a female or male manager about their concerns.
Sexual Harassment incidents are very personal and uncomfortable for the victim. Describing a sexual harassment incident in detail, as one must do when making a report, can be very embarrassing, especially if it involves personal sexual terminology.
To help alleviate the discomfort, it would be good if the victim had the option of speaking with someone of the same gender about the incident. If your company has at least one female and one male supervisor or manager for the victim to approach, that would be ideal.
If your organization is predominately male or female, you may need to find someone of the opposite gender outside of the organization who would serve in this capacity—like an attorney or consultant or even someone on your Board of Directors.
If your employees and supervisors need training or your company’s policy isn’t up to date, contact Randi Frank. After discussing your particular needs, Randi can give you a quote for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and Policy Development.
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