6. All employees, including supervisors and management, should receive training on how to report incidents.
Even though many Sexual Harassment Prevention Laws require training of supervisors only, it is important to train all employees. Two ways to do this would be to schedule periodic training classes or discuss the Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy with new employees during orientation.
Employees need to understand the definition of Sexual Harassment and that it can happen between two employees, or between a supervisor and an employee, or even by customers. They also need to know how to file a claim and that they have the option of talking with another supervisor or member of management to report a concern or incident. If they don’t know your company’s process, employees might go directly to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) with an issue that could have been easily resolved in-house.
The training also reinforces that your company has a Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy, that such behavior is prohibited and how employees can address the issue.
Contact Randi Frank if your company’s Sexual Harassment policy needs updating. Randi can give you a quote for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and Policy Development.
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