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Preventing Harassment in the Workplace
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Duration: 56m 31s
  • Release date: 2018-07-10
  • Author: Catherine Mattice Zundel
  • Provider: Lynda

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace


Harassment is still pervasive in many workplaces—despite the fact that nearly every organization has an anti-harassment policy in place and offers related training. How can HR leaders—and leaders in general—proactively create safe and healthy workplaces? What are the standards required? In this course, Catherine Mattice Zundel explains how to approach this critical topic so that real, positive change can occur at your organization. Catherine dives into the realities of harassment, defining what it actually is and why many targets choose not to report it. Discover how to help prevent harassment by placing a greater focus on culture in conjunction with policy and training. In addition, learn tips that can help you talk openly about behaviors so that you don't cross boundaries. Topics include: Explain why you should always think of sexual harassment in terms of power. Recognize how to justify discipline without abusing the rights of the person you are disciplining. Recall how to address the values of your workplace culture without challenging or creating negativity. Identify the benefits of paying attention to the body language of coworkers. Name the default position companies should take on managers dating subordinates.