Challenge of Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Headlines reveal a new high profile case of sexual harassment almost daily. The prolific news coverage shines a spotlight on the fact that sexual harassment has been and still remains a major pain point for organizations, putting them at risk for cultural, reputational and financial damage. Reports show that 52% of women face workplace bullying, and almost 30% of all charges filed with the EEOC contain allegations of harassment.
Creating a corporate culture where employees feel safe and respected means designing and implementing a sexual harassment prevention program that adapts to emerging issues. The political environment, social events and technological developments can all influence sexual harassment. Compliance professionals need to be nimble and constantly adapt their plans to respond to these changes.
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