Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: What are the situations that can qualify as sexual harassment, who can be the harasser, what is hostile work environment, what are the different forms of sexual harassment, why it is important to record sexual incidents, what are the possible serious consequences when you ignore sexual harassment. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 17 minutes full length version.

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Most of us cannot do our work without interacting with other people. Effective communication is usually part of the job, and cooperation can be essential. When interaction, communication and cooperation are hindered in some way the workplace can become "toxic" and threaten our sense of well-being. Feelings of stress, frustration and anger can boil to the surface. Attendance, productivity, quality and safety often suffer. When people hear the word "harassment" they usually think of sexually-related activity. But harassment encompasses a wide range of behavior… from practical jokes to intimidation. It can also include threats, verbal abuse and discrimination, even stalking and assault… and anyone can be subject to it.

Atlantic Training's Workplace Harassment in Industrial Facilities Video or DVD discusses the various types of harassment that are found in the workplace, how they can affect an employee's work situation and what employees themselves can do to help prevent workplace harassment. Topics covered in these products include:

Workplace Harassment in Industrial Facilities Training DVD Covers:

  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • The nature of workplace harassment.
  • How to recognize various types of harassment.
  • How to handle verbal abuse and threats.
  • The many forms sexual harassment can take.
  • How to recognize the many variations of "assault".
  • Knowing what to do, and what not to do, when confronted with a stalker.
  • How fostering a positive workplace environment can increase productivity and safety.
  • and more!
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 17 minutes preview.

Video Transcript

People think only women get sexually harassed but it can happen to some men too. Although awareness is increase in workplace sexual harassment still exists. There are two kinds of sexual harassment, first and by far the most common kind is hostile environment, this occurs when constant sexual comments, jokes, cartoons or images creating offensive atmosphere that affects the victim’s ability to do their work. The second kind of sexual harassment which is called quid pro quo is more obvious but much less common. Quid pro quo revolves around a tangible employment action such as when a superior offers an economic or job benefit to an employee in return for a sexual favor. It can also occur when superior punishes an employee for refusing to go along to sexual request.