1. All supervisors must be trained on sexual harassment within six months of hire if they can’t show proof that they have already received training.
2. All supervisors must be trained to report any incident to company management, even if it’s not related to their department.
3. All employees should receive a copy of your organization’s Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy.
4. The Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy must include several ways that employees can report incidents or concerns—not just talking with their immediate supervisor.
5. Employees should have the option of speaking with either a female or male manager about their concerns.
6. All employees, including supervisors and management, should receive training on how to report incidents.
7. All employees, including supervisors and management, should receive a refresher course on Sexual Harassment Prevention every 2 to 3 years to remind them about the existing policy.
8. Distribute your Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy every year.
9. If they knew it was happening and did nothing about it, both employers and employees can be sued for Sexual Harassment. (And employees can be arrested if the sexual harassment is really sexual assault.)
10. It is unlawful to retaliate against an employee who files a sexual harassment complaint. Your employees should know this because retaliation cases can cost as much money in the courts as Sexual Harassment cases.