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Reporting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: When to report a harassment, why other workers are afraid to report a harassment, what are the guidelines when reporting a harassment, what are the actions of the employer for sexual harassment incidents. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 17 minutes full length version.

The Full-Length Version is Available on DVD!

Sexual harassment can be devastating for its victims as well as for the companies they work for. It’s also illegal. But the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission still receives more than 10,000 sexual harassment complaints from U.S. workers every year.

The first in a three-part series on sexual harassment in the workplace, Atlantic Training’s "Preventing Sexual Harassment… for Employees" training program provides employees with the information they need to help prevent sexual harassment in their workplace and deal with it effectively if it does occur.

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Video Transcript

The employees are responsible for reporting sexual harassment to a manager or the HR department right away. Should employee always go to HR or talk to supervisor? Either is appropriate whatever the employee is most comfortable with managers and supervisors need to have open door policy in creating environment where employees feel that it’s safe to report sexual harassment violations or tell about potential problem areas. It all can take a tremendous amount of courage for someone to comfort someone and talk about sexual harassment, it’s extremely important to show an attitude of respect and concern for the individual and encourage them to talk openly. You need to document everything by taking careful notes, you should ask questions and get all the facts and details.