Sunday, 3 March 2013

Sexual Discrimination and Harassment at Work

The Independent on the 2nd March (and on line on the 1st March) ran a feature by Ellen E Jones on "Office relations guide: how to avoid being a sex pest in the workplace"

"It's not just the Lib Dems who are under fire over harassment claims. Organisations everywhere are struggling to respond correctly to issues arising from their employees' sexual urges."

The Indenpendent columnist then spelt out what is and isn't acceptable in the modern workplace. 

 She continued "It seems every workplace in the land is being rocked by a sexual harassment scandal and if even national leaders and heads of giant corporations are so flummoxed by the line between bad office etiquette, behaviour that requires disciplinary proceedings and criminal sexual harassment, what hope is there for the average office dinosaur? Here, by way of clarification, are 10 common scenarios and suggestions on how to navigate "

The full article can be found here  with comments from readers to the scenarios. There is also a link to "Free advice and specific guidance on handling sexual discrimination and harassment at work", however the link is currently not working.

If your organisation is looking for in house training on:

Diversity and Inclusion - Managing Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Equality and Diversity Awareness - Managing Diversity in the Workplace - Equal Opportunities in Staff Recruitment and Selection  - Women - Moving Beyond the Glass Ceiling - Understanding Oneself in a Diversity Context - Dignity at Work - Preventing Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace - Ensuring a Supportive Work Environment - Age and the Workplace - Promoting Age Diversity at Work

You need to contact  jml Training & Consultancy. We do not offer open courses, but in house training. Find out more Here