The Consequences of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Category: Harassment
Posted: 03-17-2011 11:48 PM
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Synopsis:

Sexual Harassment in the workplace is illegal and causes a myriad of morale and productivity issues for an organization. As a result, Sexual Harassment has disciplinary consequences for employees. These consequences are an important part of Sexual Harassment training. Make sure that every employee knows exactly what the result of non-compliance with your organization's sexual harassment policy and what steps the company will take when the policy is broken.

Sexual Harassment in the workplace is illegal and causes a myriad of morale and productivity issues for an organization. As a result, Sexual Harassment has disciplinary consequences for employees. These consequences are an important part of Sexual Harassment training. Make sure that every employee knows exactly what the result of non-compliance with your organization's sexual harassment policy and what steps the company will take when the policy is broken.

Examples of disciplinary actions for harassment
 
• Written warnings
• Suspension
• Demotion
• Termination

Sexual Harassment can have very serious consequences.  Make sure that your employees completely understand these repercussions.

Retaliation for a Complaint
 
It’s also illegal to retaliate for a Sexual Harassment complaint.  This can also lead to disciplinary actions up to and including termination.  Retaliation is an extremely important part of a Sexual Harassment policy.  Make sure that you stress that retaliation for a complaint is illegal and unacceptable.  Retaliation for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under Title VII is strictly prohibited by law.
 
Barbara Williams is a writer and producer of sexual harassment training videos for TrainingABC. TrainingABC is a distributor of sexual harassment video and sexual harassment DVD training programs.

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