Identifying And Preventing Sexual Harassment

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Identifying And Preventing Sexual Harassment

  1. 1. Identifying and Preventing Harassment Presented for Finance & Administration October 29, 2003
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>CSUCI Policy on Preventing Sexual Harassment </li></ul><ul><li>Three Forms of Sexual Harassment </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Harassment Cases Comprise Majority of Harassment Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Other Forms of Harassment that are Protected </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul>
  3. 3. Campus Policy <ul><li>Distribute </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss Forms of Sexual Harassment </li></ul><ul><li>Who Do I Go To? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Other Forms of Harassment <ul><li>Based on Race/Ethnicity </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>National Origin </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Orientation including Transgender </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Condition/Disability </li></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>Or, any Other Protected Reason, Vet, Marital Status </li></ul>
  5. 5. Video-Taking Responsibility <ul><li>Exercise – The Offended Party </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul>
  6. 6. You Can Stop Sexual Harassment <ul><li>What is your obligation as an alleged victim? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your obligation if a co-worker tells you about an incident? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your obligation if you overhear an incident? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your obligation as a manager or supervisor? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you do if a vendor was acting inappropriately? </li></ul><ul><li>What about a student? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you protected if you advise someone although you may not be the victim? </li></ul>
  7. 7. V.E.N.T. <ul><li>Verbalize </li></ul><ul><li>Explain </li></ul><ul><li>Notify </li></ul><ul><li>Tell </li></ul>
  8. 8. Verbalize <ul><li>Verbalize the behavior that you find offensive </li></ul><ul><li>Example: “When you tell those jokes about old people …” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Explain <ul><li>Explain how the behavior makes you feel using I statements </li></ul><ul><li>Example: “I feel hurt and isolated because I am the only person here at work who is over 50 …” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Notify <ul><li>Notify the offender(s) of the new behavior you want or what you would like done. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: “I like your sense of humor and I don’t mind hearing jokes, but just not jokes at other people’s expense. I would appreciate it if you didn’t tell jokes about old people anymore”. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tell <ul><li>Tell them what you will do if the behavior continues. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: “If the old people jokes continue, I’m going to have to take the issue up with our supervisor or go to human resources to complain.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Case Studies – Sexual Harassment <ul><li>Time Permitting </li></ul><ul><li>Break into Groups and Assign a Spokesperson </li></ul><ul><li>Review each case </li></ul><ul><li>If you Don’t Come to Any Agreement, Different Conclusions will be Shared </li></ul>

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