The most effective weapon against sexual harassment is prevention. Harassment does not disappear on its own. In fact, it is more likely that when the problem is not addressed, the harassment will worsen and become more difficult to remedy as time goes on.
The burden of preventing sexual harassment rests on the employer. In the United States, Canada and in some European Union Member States, employers are responsible for providing their employees with a work environment that does not discriminate and is free of harassment. Employers are, therefore, required by law to take steps to prevent and deal with harassment in the workplace. If the employer has not taken all reasonable steps to prevent and deal with harassment in the workplace, the employer may be liable for any harassment which does occur, even if unaware that the harassment was taking place. The United States, in particular, has a well- articulated standard of employer liability for sexual harassment committed by an employee.
Prevention of Sexual Harassment Training for Your Supervisors and Employees
Let MiraCosta College expert trainers come to your location to provide interactive, interesting PSH training for both your staff and your supervisors. We will make sure they have up-to-date information on laws and scenarios that will bring true understanding to your workplace.
In addition to a strong ‘no tolerance’ sexual harassment company policy, effective and ongoing supervisor/employee training will:
- Increase awareness as to the difference between inappropriate behavior and true
- sexual harassment behavior within a very ‘gray’ subject matter
- Strive to ensure that employees will not be subjected to a hostile environment where they do not feel safe and their productivity is negatively impacted
- Provide guidelines for the responsibilities of the employer, supervisor and employee in preventing and correcting sexual harassment activities
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Director, Community Services & Business Development