A Guide for HR and Sexual Harassment

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What is sexual harassment?  It’s a question most HR professionals have a general answer to, but for most that’s about it.  The answer itself can be very complex.  Consider the sexual harassment laws at the state level.  Now, the federal level.  If the company is global, consider related laws in different countries.

Put simply, the mind boggles.

Sexual Harassment Guide


In our latest resource, the HR Exchange Network takes a substantial look into the issue.   A Guide for HR and Sexual Harassment is divided into five sections.

  • Section 1 – What is Sexual Harassment
    • In this section, we attempt to present a clear understanding of what sexual harassment is.
  • Section 2 – Addressing Policy
    • In Section 2, the guide focuses on the different facets of policy related to sexual harassment, defines what a strong policy is and which ones should be in place.
  • Section 3 – Addressing Complaints
    • This section focuses on procedures to handle sexual harassment complaints.
  • Section 4 – HR as a Safe Place
    • Section 4 takes an in-depth look at how to make HR a safe place for all employees, especially sexual harassment victims.
  • Section 5 – The #MeToo Movement and Beyond
    • This section focuses on the #MeToo movement and its impact on HR. It also provides details on HR’s role moving forward.

HR professionals want a workplace that is harassment-free.  Sexual harassment can disrupt a company.  It can shock the work environment, outrage employees, and cost the company hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars. 

That’s why this guide is important.  It fills in a perceived knowledge gap where the overall issues are concerned.  It provides thorough steps on how to create an environment that makes equality, fairness, communication and openness mainstream.

When these steps are taken, sexual harassment incidents will be greatly reduced and employees will be much happier knowing their company and leaders have taken some meaningful preventative actions to end the vicious cycle of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Download A Guide for HR and Sexual Harassment now.