As sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination, learn how to address other forms of discrimination that may be happening in your workplace, including pay discrepancies, diversity, and more in order to create a fair and respectful culture. Also discover how to create an environment that supports the policy.
- You may already know this, but sexual harassment … is actually, technically, a form of discrimination. … Discrimination refers to treating a group of people … less favorably because they are in that group, … including age, gender, sex, nationality, and others. … So if you're focused on preventing harassment, … you have to take a step back … and look at whether discrimination is going on … under your nose. … One way to do that is through an audit. … If you're in HR, take a look at all of your HR functions … and audit them for discrepancies. … Your audit should look at whether you're paying men … and women the same for the same job, … recruiting and hiring a diverse group of candidates … and men and women make up equal parts … of your leadership and management. … Of course, you might also audit … your investigation procedures when a complaint is filed … to ensure investigators receive consistent training, … files are maintained properly, … and roles and reporting are clearly defined. …
- Explain why you should always think of sexual harassment in terms of power.
- Recognize how to justify discipline without abusing the rights of the person you are disciplining.
- Recall how to address the values of your workplace culture without challenging or creating negativity.
- Identify the benefits of paying attention to the body language of coworkers.
- Name the default position companies should take on managers dating subordinates.