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1 Respect in the Workplace Culture of Respect What is Respect Diversity Harassment/Discrimination What to do about it?

2 ASC Culture of Respect We agree to show respect for all with our words and actions that reflect that we recognize other people as human beings Is there anyone who wants to be treated with disrespect?

3 The Golden Rule T reat human beings as you want to be treated as a human being

4 We are all the same Human Beings – Feelings/emotions – We all feel pain, we all bleed in we are cut – Work to provide for ourselves and our families – We expect to be treated with respect At work In a restaurant At the bank At the doctors office

5 Types of Disrespect Discrimination Stereotyping Harassment Bullying

6 Discrimination Discrimination – with our words or actions we treat certain individuals or groups differently – ASC Services – ASC Workplace

7 Stereotypes *We give everyone in a certain group the same attributes The attributes do not have to be negative *We are all different, even within groups * We put others in boxes

8 Harassment Harassment – with our words or actions we make the workplace uncomfortable and hostile for individuals or groups

9 Sexual Harrassment Hostile behavior based on someones gender Quid Pro Quo – This for that

10 Harassment -Hostile Environment Unwanted Physical Verbal Visual

11 Harassment Some harassment is simply not understanding what is disrespectful to others who are different And some harassment is willful

12 Bullying A form of harassment - the willful, conscious desire to hurt another and put him/her under stress – Social alienation- Jokes – Gossiping- Name calling – Embarrassing others- Physical violence – Rumors – Threats – Taking personal items 20

13 Bullying Victims are often weaker or in a position of subordination Acts out only when others are not around Hiding their own inadequacies Research has shown are often abusers of family members

14 What is unacceptable at ASC? ASC Disrespectful Illegal Unwelcomed Change work conditions Based on protected criteria Severe/multiple occasions

15 We are diverse, respect may mean different things to different people Understand that differences exist Talking with your coworkers and watch the body language Being flexible to new ideas and ways of doing things Read articles or watch television programs that highlight other cultures

16 How to prevent disrespecting others Think before you speak – Will this offend someone? Am I SURE? G-rated workplace Not everyone shares your attitudes and comfort levels Avoid negative comments about others – She is really stupid – He is strange 30

17 How to prevent disrespecting others Avoid spreading rumors and gossip Jokes – fun or play is never at the expense of someone else Nicknames should not be given

18 How to prevent disrespecting others Socialization in the workplace is normal – Some behaviors are not professional – Asking someone out – Discussing private matters at work

19 How to prevent disrespecting others Respect personal space Never assume touching is welcome Beware of offensive gestures – Remember other cultures interpret them differently

20 How to prevent disrespecting others Pictures – Defiling someones photo – Suggestive cartoons, calendars and other – Threats

21 What to do with disrespect? Disrespect based on the protect factors: race, gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition, carrier status, veteran status, or martial status should be reported immediately to a manager, the Human Resources Manager or the Executive Director according the Non Discrimination Non Harassment Policy

22 Other Disrespect Address the person who is committing the disrespect because of non-protected factors – Pick a good time – Eliminate emotions – Be specific – Ask them to stop – Listen to the harassers response

23 Other disrespect If the behavior continues or retaliation occurs when you confront non-protected disrespect please notify your manager, the Human Resources Manager and the Executive Director.

24 I did not mean to disrespect you Accept their feelings Apologize for not understanding their point of view Agree not to do it again Do not repeat that behavior in the workplace

25 Responsibility We are all responsible for the reasonable perceptions of our own behavior Perception is reality Victims perspective rules

26 Culture of Respect We agree to show respect for all with our words and actions that reflect that we recognize other people as human beings


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