Discover the damage harassment causes, from taking the target's career away to depression and more. Learn why 75% of targets never report harassment to their employer.
- One in three women … have been sexually harassed at work, … and three out of four of them never report it to a manager … or HR, or anyone else. … Why not? … Because they are called liars and troublemakers, … and they are demoted, blacklisted, and fired. … Reporting harassment is career-ending in many cases, … and men get harassed too. … And what about bystanders, why don't they report it? … Well, they also fear retaliation. … Why end their career for someone else's problem? … I always see advice online that bystanders … must be allies and up-standers. … If you see something, say something, right? … But, it's not that simple. … Let's talk about why people don't report harassment … beyond the retaliation factor. … It goes against the current, normal social rules … of the workplace, and true harassment prevention … is about changing those rules. … One norm, for example, is our work language. … We're required to talk about logic, … solutions, and goals, and use action-oriented language. …
- 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.