Office Of Risk Management/Loss Prevention UnitOffice Of Risk Management/Loss Prevention Unit
PREVENTINGPREVENTING
HARASSME...
PRE-TESTPRE-TEST
1. A hostile environment allows the agency to get
more work completed. T or F
2. I am not responsible for...
A hostile work environmentA hostile work environment
serves no good purpose.serves no good purpose.
AND it interferes with...
The prevention/
elimination of harassment is
EVERYONE’SEVERYONE’S
responsibility.
LEARN what to do.LEARN what to do.
Don’t become the next news story.Don’t become the next news story.
Or worse
The next CO...
COURSE OBJECTIVES:COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Realize the importance of agency policies
and the law.
For every state employee to KN...
COURSE OBJECTIVES cont.COURSE OBJECTIVES cont.
Understand whose job it is to STOPSTOP
harassment.
Understand what is expec...
Everyone should be familiar with the
legal consequences of
harassment.
Everyone should be familiar with the
legal conseque...
AGENCY POLICIES REGARDING
TYPES OF HARASSMENT MUST
INCLUDE:
•Departmental philosophy
•Responsibilities
•Types of harassmen...
Just WHAT type
behavior is unacceptable
in the workplace?
There is no clear answer
to this question.
What is the most
common type of
harassment in today’s
workplace?
SEXUALSEXUAL
HARASSMENTHARASSMENT
TYPES OF
HARASSMENT
QUID PRO QUO HARASSMENT
Example:
A supervisor demands sexual favors in
return for better treatment of a subordinate,
or th...
HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT HARASSMENT
Example:
If behavior of a sexual nature creates an
offending, intimidating, or hostile work...
HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT HARASSMENT
Courts are likely to find an illegal hostile
work environment where there is:
Pornography
V...
SAME-SEX HARASSMENT
Male harassment on another male, or female
harassment on another female.
In 1998 the Supreme Court sta...
NON-EMPLOYEE HARASSMENT
Sexual harassment O-T-J by a non-employee,
e.g. Vendors, Customers or Visitors is NOT
excusable be...
THIRD-PARTY HARASSMENT
Behavior not found offensive by some
employees can facilitate an offensive
environment for other em...
OTHER TYPES OF HARASSMENT
Other types of harassment are equally
unacceptable with equally serious consequences:
RaceRace R...
The workplace should be a respectful place.
We spend a significant amount of time in
OUR workplace.
Many of our jobs are a...
AA
RespectfulRespectful
WorkplaceWorkplace
- No one wants to work in an environment
where he or she feels harassed and
uncomfortable.
Why Respectful Behavior?
- Resp...
- Studies found 50% of sexual harassment
cases co-workers or peers were the alleged
harassers.
Why Respectful Behavior?
- ...
Stop
harassment
before it
starts.
The best thing would be:
EQUALITY
ACCEPTING DIFFERENCES
APPRECIATING
DIVERSITY
THE
RESPECTFUL
WORKPLACE
The Building Blocks
VIDEOVIDEO
Valuing DiversityValuing Diversity
at theat the
Interpersonal LevelInterpersonal Level
How do
WEWE
stop
disrespectful
behavior?
S
T
O
P
Source
T
O
P
The source of the disrespectful
behavior has the responsibility
to stop behaving in such a manner.
What about...
S
Target
O
P
The target must help confront the
Harassment/harasser!
If we are offended by other’s
actions or words, we nee...
S
Target
O
P
Consider this:
How can this person correct his or
her behavior if he or she is
unaware of its impact?
The sou...
S
T
Observer
P
Those who observe disrespectful or
harassing behavior have a responsibilit
to stop it when it occurs; and o...
S
T
O
Person in authority
Every person in authority has a duty
to keep the workplace free from
offensive and harassing beh...
Source
Target
Observer
Person in authority
Care about WHAT you say…
HOW you say it--
Before you say it!Before you say it!
I have read and understand the training information provided on Preventing
Harassment in the Workplace. I acknowledge that...
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  • 1. Office Of Risk Management/Loss Prevention UnitOffice Of Risk Management/Loss Prevention Unit PREVENTINGPREVENTING HARASSMENTHARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACEIN THE WORKPLACE
  • 2. PRE-TESTPRE-TEST 1. A hostile environment allows the agency to get more work completed. T or F 2. I am not responsible for a hostile environment. T or F 3. Being a male, a female can not cause me to have a hostile environment. T or F 4. Only the supervisor(s) will have to go to court over a hostile environment law suit. T or F 5. Diversity in the work place is not important to the agency’s goals. T or F
  • 3. A hostile work environmentA hostile work environment serves no good purpose.serves no good purpose. AND it interferes withAND it interferes with the agency’s work.the agency’s work.
  • 4. The prevention/ elimination of harassment is EVERYONE’SEVERYONE’S responsibility.
  • 5. LEARN what to do.LEARN what to do. Don’t become the next news story.Don’t become the next news story. Or worse The next COURT case.The next COURT case.
  • 6. COURSE OBJECTIVES:COURSE OBJECTIVES: Realize the importance of agency policies and the law. For every state employee to KNOW they have a right to work in a respectful environment. Cause self-examination of attitudes, beliefs, and actions toward those who are different. Know the different types of harassment.
  • 7. COURSE OBJECTIVES cont.COURSE OBJECTIVES cont. Understand whose job it is to STOPSTOP harassment. Understand what is expected when harassment occurs. Know HOW to deal with harassment when it happens.
  • 8. Everyone should be familiar with the legal consequences of harassment. Everyone should be familiar with the legal consequences of harassment. If you are notIf you are not PLEASE--seek assistance from your agency in reviewing the laws. PLEASE--seek assistance from your agency in reviewing the laws.
  • 9. AGENCY POLICIES REGARDING TYPES OF HARASSMENT MUST INCLUDE: •Departmental philosophy •Responsibilities •Types of harassment •Reporting procedures •Consequences
  • 10. Just WHAT type behavior is unacceptable in the workplace? There is no clear answer to this question.
  • 11. What is the most common type of harassment in today’s workplace? SEXUALSEXUAL HARASSMENTHARASSMENT
  • 12. TYPES OF HARASSMENT
  • 13. QUID PRO QUO HARASSMENT Example: A supervisor demands sexual favors in return for better treatment of a subordinate, or threatens the subordinate with firing, demotion, or transfer unless sexual favors are given. Blatant
  • 14. HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT HARASSMENT Example: If behavior of a sexual nature creates an offending, intimidating, or hostile work environment for another employee, it is sexual harassment. Less obvious, but often the foundation for charges of sexual harassment.
  • 15. HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT HARASSMENT Courts are likely to find an illegal hostile work environment where there is: Pornography Vulgar Language Sexual Touching Degrading Comments Embarrassing Questions Sexual Jokes Sexual Propositions
  • 16. SAME-SEX HARASSMENT Male harassment on another male, or female harassment on another female. In 1998 the Supreme Court stated that same-sex harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated.
  • 17. NON-EMPLOYEE HARASSMENT Sexual harassment O-T-J by a non-employee, e.g. Vendors, Customers or Visitors is NOT excusable behavior. Harassment O-T-J by a non-employee CAN lead to sexual harassment charges, just as sexual harassment by an employee would.
  • 18. THIRD-PARTY HARASSMENT Behavior not found offensive by some employees can facilitate an offensive environment for other employees. Example: A group of employees talking about each other’s sex lives in the presence of another person who feels very uncomfortable about such discussion.
  • 19. OTHER TYPES OF HARASSMENT Other types of harassment are equally unacceptable with equally serious consequences: RaceRace ReligionReligion National OriginNational Origin AgeAge DisabilityDisability Sexual OrientationSexual Orientation PregnancyPregnancy Political AffiliationPolitical Affiliation Physical AppearancePhysical Appearance
  • 20. The workplace should be a respectful place. We spend a significant amount of time in OUR workplace. Many of our jobs are already stressful without the added stress of harassment.
  • 21. AA RespectfulRespectful WorkplaceWorkplace
  • 22. - No one wants to work in an environment where he or she feels harassed and uncomfortable. Why Respectful Behavior? - Respectful behavior facilitates more productive employees. - Disrespectful, harassing behavior can cost the perpetrator their job.
  • 23. - Studies found 50% of sexual harassment cases co-workers or peers were the alleged harassers. Why Respectful Behavior? - Only 26 % involved the immediate supervisor. - The 1991 amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 allows victims to recover punitive damages. - Harassment lawsuits usually have personal legal & financial consequences for the harasser.
  • 24. Stop harassment before it starts. The best thing would be:
  • 25. EQUALITY ACCEPTING DIFFERENCES APPRECIATING DIVERSITY THE RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE The Building Blocks
  • 26. VIDEOVIDEO Valuing DiversityValuing Diversity at theat the Interpersonal LevelInterpersonal Level
  • 27. How do WEWE stop disrespectful behavior?
  • 28. S T O P
  • 29. Source T O P The source of the disrespectful behavior has the responsibility to stop behaving in such a manner. What about US. Are we part of the problem? Have we added to the disrespectful behavior?
  • 30. S Target O P The target must help confront the Harassment/harasser! If we are offended by other’s actions or words, we need to let them know and ask them to stop.
  • 31. S Target O P Consider this: How can this person correct his or her behavior if he or she is unaware of its impact? The source of the disrespectful behavior may not even know that his or her behavior is offensive to us.
  • 32. S T Observer P Those who observe disrespectful or harassing behavior have a responsibilit to stop it when it occurs; and one who notices such is NEVER an innocent bystander! It is simply the right thing to do.It is simply the right thing to do.
  • 33. S T O Person in authority Every person in authority has a duty to keep the workplace free from offensive and harassing behavior. Each person in authority is crucial to creating a respectful workplace.
  • 34. Source Target Observer Person in authority
  • 35. Care about WHAT you say… HOW you say it-- Before you say it!Before you say it!
  • 36. I have read and understand the training information provided on Preventing Harassment in the Workplace. I acknowledge that revisions to the training material may be required periodically. Employee Signature ______________________________________ Employee Printed Name ___________________________________ Date_________________________ Delgado Community College Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

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