Office Of Risk Management/Loss Prevention Unit
PREVENTING
HARASSMENT
IN THE WORKPLACE
PRE-TEST
1. A hostile environment allows the agency to get
more work completed. T or F
2. I am not responsible for a hosti...
A hostile work environment
serves no good purpose.
AND it interferes with
the agency’s work.
The prevention/
elimination of harassment is
EVERYONE’S
responsibility.
LEARN what to do.
Don’t become the next news story.
Or worse
The next COURT case.
The next COURT case.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Realize the importance of agency policies
and the law.
For every state employee to KNOW they
have a rig...
COURSE OBJECTIVES cont.
Understand whose job it is to STOP
harassment.
Understand what is expected when
harassment occurs....
Everyone should be familiar with the
Everyone should be familiar with the
legal consequences of
legal consequences of
hara...
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?
SEXUAL
HARASSMENT
TYPES OF
HARASSMENT
QUID PRO QUO HARASSMENT
Blatant
Example:
A supervisor demands sexual favors in
return for better treatment of a subordinat...
HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT HARASSMENT
Less obvious, but often the foundation for
charges of sexual harassment.
Example:
If behavi...
HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT HARASSMENT
Courts are likely to find an illegal hostile
work environment where there is:
Pornography
...
SAME-SEX HARASSMENT
Male harassment on another male, or female
harassment on another female.
In 1998 the Supreme Court st...
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:
Race
Race
...
The workplace should be a respectful place.
We spend a significant amount of time in
OUR workplace.
Many of our jobs are a...
A
Respectful
Workplace
Why Respectful Behavior?
- No one wants to work in an environment
where he or she feels harassed and
uncomfortable.
- Resp...
Why Respectful Behavior?
- Studies found 50% of sexual harassment
cases co-workers or peers were the alleged
harassers.
- ...
The best thing would be:
Stop
harassment
before it
starts.
The Building Blocks
THE
RESPECTFUL
WORKPLACE
APPRECIATING
DIVERSITY
ACCEPTING DIFFERENCES
EQUALITY
VIDEO
Valuing Diversity
at the
Interpersonal Level
How do
WE
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 abo...
S
Target
O
P
The target must help confront the
Harassment/harasser!
If we are offended by other’s
actions or words, we n...
Consider this:
S
Target
O
P
The source of the disrespectful
behavior may not even know that
his or her behavior is offen...
Those who observe disrespectful or
harassing behavior have a responsibilit
to stop it when it occurs; and one who
notices ...
S
T
O
Person in authority
Every person in authority has a duty
to keep the workplace free from
offensive and harassing be...
Source
Target
Observer
Person in authority
Care about WHAT you say…
HOW you say it--
Before you say it!
Delgado Community College
Preventing Harassment in the Workplace
I have read and understand the training information prov...
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Preventing Harassment in the Workplace Training by DCC

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Office Of Risk Management/Loss Prevention Unit PREVENTING HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
  • 2. PRE-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 environment serves no good purpose. AND it interferes with the agency’s work.
  • 4. The prevention/ elimination of harassment is EVERYONE’S responsibility.
  • 5. LEARN what to do. Don’t become the next news story. Or worse The next COURT case. The next COURT case.
  • 6. 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. Understand whose job it is to STOP harassment. Understand what is expected when harassment occurs. Know HOW to deal with harassment when it happens.
  • 8. Everyone should be familiar with the Everyone should be familiar with the legal consequences of legal consequences of harassment. harassment. If you are not If you are not PLEASE--seek assistance from your agency PLEASE--seek assistance from your agency in reviewing the laws. 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? SEXUAL HARASSMENT
  • 12. TYPES OF HARASSMENT
  • 13. QUID PRO QUO HARASSMENT Blatant 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.
  • 14. HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT HARASSMENT Less obvious, but often the foundation for charges of sexual harassment. Example: If behavior of a sexual nature creates an offending, intimidating, or hostile work environment for another employee, it is sexual harassment.
  • 15. HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT HARASSMENT Courts are likely to find an illegal hostile work environment where there is: Pornography Degrading Comments Vulgar Language Embarrassing Questions Sexual Touching 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: Race Race Age Age Religion Religion Disability Disability National Origin National Origin Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation Pregnancy Pregnancy Political Affiliation Political Affiliation Physical Appearance Physical 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. A Respectful Workplace
  • 22. Why Respectful Behavior? - No one wants to work in an environment where he or she feels harassed and uncomfortable. - Respectful behavior facilitates more productive employees. - Disrespectful, harassing behavior can cost the perpetrator their job.
  • 23. Why Respectful Behavior? - Studies found 50% of sexual harassment cases co-workers or peers were the alleged harassers. - 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. The best thing would be: Stop harassment before it starts.
  • 25. The Building Blocks THE RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE APPRECIATING DIVERSITY ACCEPTING DIFFERENCES EQUALITY
  • 26. VIDEO Valuing Diversity at the Interpersonal Level
  • 27. How do WE 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. Consider this: S Target O P The source of the disrespectful behavior may not even know that his or her behavior is offensive to us. How can this person correct his or her behavior if he or she is unaware of its impact?
  • 32. 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! S T Observer P 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!
  • 36. Delgado Community College Preventing Harassment in the Workplace 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_________________________