6 Internal Ways to Prevent Harassment in the Workplace
Training can be an effective deterrent to harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace. Not only that, well documented training is invaluable if you do have litigation or a charge of discrimination filed against you. It allows your attorney to be able to highlight not only that you have harassment and discrimination policies in place, but also that you’re frequently reminding people of them. The Infinit-I Workforce System makes it easy to assign out policies and ongoing refresher training on these topics.
In addition to training, the most critical thing your company can do regarding harassment and discrimination is to have an open-door policy and to encourage reporting. When you get a report, you must ensure your staff is trained on how to handle it. While your staff is busy, and you have a million things going on, if someone comes to you to talk about a problem, it’s critical that you listen to them and handle it effectively and handle it timely.
6 Internal Remedies to Prevent Harassment in the Workplace
- Understand and promote your anti-harassment policy
- Distribute sexual harassment information to all employees
- Encourage reporting
- Respond effectively
- Partner with HR