Harassment Prevention Training
Harassment Prevention in the Workplace
Everyone knows that harassment is unacceptable. But what many people don’t realize is how serious a problem it can be in the workplace. The truth is, no one should ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe at work, and it’s important for everyone to understand how to prevent harassment so that all employees can have an enjoyable and safe work environment. Here's a look at why preventing harassment is so important and some tips on how to do so.
Types of Workplace Harassment
Harassment in the workplace can come in many forms such as verbal abuse, physical threats, unwelcome advances, or even just creating an intimidating atmosphere. It’s important to recognize these different types of harassment, as each one requires a different approach to prevention. For example, if someone is making unwelcome advances or sexual comments towards another employee, then management should take immediate action by addressing the situation with the perpetrator and offering support to the victim.
Responding Quickly & Effectively
When it comes to preventing workplace harassment, responding quickly and effectively is key. Employees who witness or experience any type of harassment should report it right away to their manager or HR department so that they can take appropriate action. It’s also important for management staff to be aware of any signs of distress amongst their employees and act accordingly if they suspect something may be wrong.
If managers are able to identify potential issues early on, then there is a greater chance that the issue can be resolved before it escalates into something more serious.
Creating an Open Culture
Creating an open culture within your organization is also essential for preventing workplace harassment. This means having an open-door policy when it comes to discussing any issues or concerns employees may have about their job or working environment—as well as ensuring that those conversations remain confidential between those involved. Additionally, having comprehensive anti-harassment policies in place will help ensure that everyone knows what behavior is deemed unacceptable and will encourage everyone within the organization to speak up if they witness any inappropriate behavior from colleagues or customers alike.
At Lynch Learning, we take harassment prevention very seriously and strive to ensure that all of our employees feel safe and respected in the workplace. We understand how important it is for everyone to work in an environment free from any form of discrimination, intimidation or threat. If you need help creating policies and procedures around harassment prevention, please contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.