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What is Considered Workplace Harassment

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What constitute workplace harassment, how to identify workplace harassment, what are the remarks of harassment, what is workplace harassment, what is the difference between harassment and discrimination, what are the effects of workplace 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:

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Video Transcript

Most people are familiar with the idea that harassment is when someone openly bully, threatens or even terrorizes another person but harassment doesn’t have to be that obvious, harassment is often settled and doesn’t have to be done in purpose. Sometimes our actions are harmless or even helpful to other person. Harassing conducts includes abusive words or phrases, slurs or negative stereotyping, threatening, intimidating or hostile acts; put-down jokes and written or graphic material that shows hostility to individual or group. Harassment is when people are treated inappropriately because they belong to a protected group. Discrimination based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex or national origin, other federal and state laws protect people on the basis of things such as age, disability or sexual orientation.