Here’s something to remember when planning your sexual harassment training sessions for: Be sure everyone understands that they must report any sexual harassment complaints employees make—even if the employees don’t follow the procedures for reporting sexual harassment laid out in or company policies.
The fact is, if an employer learns about harassment from any source, it should investigate and act.
Ignoring the problem just because no one has had the courage to formally report sexual harassment won’t work.
Recent case: Suann sold pet pharmaceuticals and other items. Her job required her to regularly interact with warehouse employees. Starting in 2008, she began complaining to various managers about one employee in particular. She went to HR and complained that the warehouse man had announced he would grope her breasts, even though it meant risking his job.
The man was eventually termin...(register to read more)