The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as follows:
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct:
- explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment
- unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance
- creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment
The first step in preventing and eliminating sexual harassment involves educating all members of the workforce on sexual harassment and acceptable behaviors. Managers and supervisors must be given additional specialized training on how to properly handle cases of sexual harassment. The final step is setting up a process for when sexual harassment occurs: handling complaints, investigations, and corrective measures.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING
Home of Training has created sexual harassment training for both employees and managers in your workplace. Following the #MeToo Movement, more and more states are requiring private employers to provide sexual harassment training to their employees. Home of Training helps you comply with the training laws as well as tracks your employees training records and maintains their training certificates.