Workplace harassment is the belittling or threatening behavior that is directed at a specific worker or group of workers. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), misconduct can include offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name-calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with work performance.
This includes verbal harassment, psychological harassment, digital harassment (cyberbullying), physical harassment, and sexual harassment. Examples include using offensive or derogatory jokes, racial or ethnic slurs, unwelcome comments about a person’s religion or religious garments, ageism, and sexual and gender harassment.
Anti-harassment training is designed to raise awareness across an organization and focus on what exactly harassment is and the role that an employee can play in helping to create a safe workplace.
Effective workplace harassment training can advise employees on how to react to an incident of harassment. In this ebook, we will examine how anti-harassment training can help your organization attract and retain employees.
A harassment-free workplace helps employees feel more secure at work and thus, makes them more likely to remain loyal employees for an extended period of time. All industries can benefit from anti-harassment training. Below, we will outline several industries and discuss how anti-harassment training can benefit them!
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