Sexual harassment is a form of illegal discrimination under federal and state civil rights laws. Not only can it lead to lawsuits and penalties, it can damage workplace morale, creating an unproductive, unpleasant, and sometimes even hostile working environment. Additionally, Delaware requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide interactive training and education to employees on the prevention of sexual harassment. Your employees need to know that sexual harassment violates your workplace polices and won’t be tolerated. This course will help employees recognize, respond to, and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.
Why “Preventing Sexual Harassment: A Guide for Delaware Employees” Matters:
Sexual harassment can create legal liability for employers and ruin the workplace for employees. This course is important because:
- Employees do best in a positive environment that is free of sexual harassment.
- Sexual harassment harms everyone, not just the person targeted. It undermines the trust and respect necessary for employees to work together effectively.
- If employees understand what sexual harassment is and why it is harmful, we can all work to help prevent it.
- Sexual harassment is prohibited by law and workplace policy.
- Sexual harassment involves more than physical conduct; it can also be verbal or visual.
- Sexual harassment harms us all.
- Employees have the power to help prevent sexual harassment.