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1 Harassment And Violence in the Workplace Training - 2010

2 Times Are Changing – Workplace is More Diversified – More Violence in the Nation

3 Why Train Employees? Take seriously People need to know they have rights

4 What is Sexual Harassment? Define

5 1964 Civil Rights Act Unwelcome sexual advances Requests for sexual favors Submission to or rejection of conduct explicitly or implicitly affect an individuals employment Unreasonably interferes with an individuals work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment

6 What Groups Does the Civil Rights Act Protect? Race Color Religion National Origin Sex

7 1967 Age Discrimination Act Protects against age discrimination

8 Dictionary Definition of Harassment Exhaust, fatigue To worry and impede by repeated raids To annoy continually To plague, pester, tease

9 Examples of Sexual Harassment Blatant Subtle

10 Intent vs Impact

11 Steps You Can Take Tell the person directly to stop the behavior Talk to your supervisor Talk to your department head Talk to a union steward (if applicable) Talk to human resources Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

12 Steps the Company Will Take *Confidential No off the record Management personnel accountable Investigation – Talk to the person who was harassed – Talk to witnesses (as few as possible) – Talk to the person being accused

13 Action That Will Be Taken Lowest level possible – Counseling – Progressive discipline – Skip steps – Termination

14 More Examples Posters Lockers Jokes

15 More Examples Male to Female Female to Male Male to Male Female to Female


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