Presentation on theme: "Preventing Workplace Harassment Training Nilka Smith University of Phoenix Online EDTC 560 – Internet & Distance Education Delivery Janet Wright - Facilitator."— Presentation transcript:
Preventing Workplace Harassment Training Nilka Smith University of Phoenix Online EDTC 560 – Internet & Distance Education Delivery Janet Wright - Facilitator April 21, 2004
Learning Outcomes At the end of the session you should be able to : Define sexual harassment List different forms of discriminatory workplace harassment Describe the importance of prevention
What is Sexual Harassment? Deliberate and/or repeated sexual behavior that is not welcome, and not asked for.
Forms of sexual harassment Physical - touching, pinching, and grabbing body parts Verbal - making sexual gestures, looks, jokes, or verbal comments - spreading sexual rumors or making sexual propositions Visual- sending sexual notes or pictures - writing sexual graffiti
Importance of Prevention a form of Discrimination against the Law against the Policies of most employers
Employees who engage in workplace harassment are typically subject to discipline, up to and including termination.
Discriminatory Workplace Harassment epithets slurs negative stereotyping jokes and hostile acts that relate to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability.
Sexual harassment includes: unwelcome sexual advances requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Conduct that, depending on the circumstances, may not constitute sexual harassment include: Behavior that is not sexual in nature Being rude, abrasive, or impolite Isolated comments, remarks, jokes Behavior that is welcomed by the recipient.
Examples of Sexual Harassment Physical contact such as petting, pinching or brushing against another person’s body Unwelcome, repeated requests for dates E-mail, voicemail or internet sites that are sexual in nature or sexually suggestive