Tips to help confront sexual harassment in the workplace

On Behalf of | Dec 8, 2021 | Employment Law

Sexual harassment is prohibited in the workplace and employers can help prevent it from taking place by following some tips designed to reduce and eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace. To help prevent sexual harassment from occurring in their businesses, business owners should be familiar with employment law protections against sexual harassment and how they can help keep it out of their workplaces.

Tips to help employers prevent sexual harassment in the workplace

There are several steps employers can take to help prevent sexual harassment in the workplace including:

  • Clearly informing employees that sexual harassment, and other forms of harassment as well, are prohibited in the workplace. Employers should be clear about this policy.
  • Clearly identifying who employees can contact if they need to discuss any harassment-related questions or concerns they may have.
  • Clearly assuring employees that they will not be punished for asking questions or sharing any concerns related to sexual harassment or other forms of harassment occurring in the workplace.
  • Promptly responding to any sexual harassment questions or concerns brought by employees.
  • Promptly and effectively investigating any sexual harassment complaints that are brought to the employer’s attention.
  • Ensure that managers understand their responsibility to stop, address and prevent harassment.

It is also a good idea to have a written policy prohibiting sexual harassment and other types of harassment in the workplace and ensuring all employees receive it and that it is available to all employees. It is important for employers to prohibit and prevent sexual harassment in their workplaces which is why they should have a policy for doing that and understand how employment laws help them.