Tips for Increasing Employee Awareness & Preventing Sexual Harassment

10.15.2015
HR & Safety
  • Post the company’s anti-harassment policy in a visible location.
  • Include the policy in new hire materials and have new hires acknowledge receipt.
  • Distribute the policy to all employees at least once a year and keep a record that you have done so.
  • Conduct training for supervisors and employees concerning harassment, the company’s anti-harassment policy, and complaint procedures. Keep records of such training.
    (Note that Connecticut requires all companies with 50 or more employees to provide training to their supervisory employees within six months of their assumption of a supervisory position, and encourages periodic update sessions.)
  • Stop inappropriate banter, touching, and jokes before they become a problem.
  • Periodically walk through the work site(s) and have employees remove any inappropriate or potentially offensive calendars, posters, cartoons, mugs, screen savers, or other objects.
  • Be sensitive to personnel matters that may indicate a problem, such as frequent turnover in a particular department or for a particular manager.
  • Address unrelated problems promptly and appropriately.
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