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explains sexual harassment at workplace and how to deal with it.

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  • Presented By : Gokul.G P svsn Parameswarao Sreenivas 1
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  • What is Sexual Harassment?Sexual harassment is unwelcomesexual advances, requests forsexual favors, and/or other verbal,visual or physical conduct of asexual nature where: 3
  • What is Sexual Harassment?Sexual harassment is unwelcomesexual advances, requests forsexual favors, and/or other verbal,visual or physical conduct of asexual nature where:a. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment; 4
  • What is Sexual Harassment?Sexual harassment is unwelcomesexual advances, requests forsexual favors, and/or other verbal,visual or physical conduct of asexual nature where: b. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting that individual; or 5
  • What is Sexual Harassment?Sexual harassment is unwelcomesexual advances, requests forsexual favors, and/or other verbal,visual or physical conduct of asexual nature where: c. Such conduct has the purpose of or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. 6
  • Traditional Examples of Sexual Harassment Harassment by a male supervisor of a female subordinate. Harassment by co-workers based on a “hostile work environment.” 7
  • The Definition of Sexual Harassment Has Evolved Over the Years Now it Includes . . . Harassment by a female supervisor of a male subordinate; Harassment by a supervisor of the same sex as the subordinate; 8
  • The Definition of Sexual Harassment Has Evolved Over the Years Now it Includes . . . Harassment of employees by non- employees, such as clients, contractors, vendors, etc. Harassment based on a supervisor’s consensual relationship with another employee. 9
  • What Behavior May Be Harassing? Written  Unwelcome suggestive, sexually explicit or obscene letters, notes, e-mails or invitations. 10
  • What Behavior May Be Harassing?• Verbal – Derogatory, sexually explicit or offensive comments, epithets, slurs or jokes; – inappropriate comments about an individual’s body or sexual activities; – repeated unwelcome propositions or sexual flirtations; – direct or subtle pressure or repeated unwelcome requests for dates or sexual activities. 11
  • What Behavior May Be Harassing?• Visual  Sexually oriented gestures, display of sexually suggestive or derogatory objects, pictures, cartoons, posters or drawings.  Looking a person up and down (“elevator eyes”). 12
  • What Behavior May Be Harassing?• Physical  Impeding or blocking movements, touching, patting, pinching, or any other unnecessary or unwanted physical contact.  Touching an employee’s hair, clothing or body.  Brushing up against a person. 13
  • Two Types of Sexual Harassment1. Quid Pro Quo2. Hostile Environment 14
  • Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Classic Examples: Occurs when an employee’s submission to or rejection of unwelcome sexual advances or conduct is used as the basis for an employment decision affecting that employee. 15
  • Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Classic Examples: “If you want a promotion, you must sleep with me.” “If you do not want to be disciplined for being late and missing work, you must go out on a date with me.” 16
  • Hostile Work Environment Hostile work environment sexual harassment is created when unwelcome harassment is severe or pervasive enough to alter the conditions of an individual’s employment or creates an abusive, intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment. 17
  • Hostile Work Environment unwelcome severe or pervasive creates anabusive, intimidating, hostile or offensiveworking environment. 18
  • Hostile Work Environment severe or pervasive 19
  • Hostile Environment “Severe or Pervasive” Generally, a single or isolated incident is not enough to create a hostile environment. However, a single or unusually severe incident of harassment may be sufficient to create a hostile work environment, particularly when the harassment is physical. 20
  • What Do You Know About Sexual Harassment? True or False?Sexual harassment in the workplace is aform of workplace discrimination.TRUE. 21
  • What Do You Know About Sexual Harassment? True or False?Sexual harassment is a violation of laws.TRUE. Sexual harassment is a violationof law . 22
  • What Do You Know About Sexual Harassment? True or False?If your intentions are good, your behaviorcannot be considered sexual harassment.FALSE. A harasser’s intent is irrelevant. 23
  • What Do You Know About Sexual Harassment? True or False?If everyone else is okay with a co-worker’sbehavior, you should just accept it, even if itoffends you.FALSE. 24
  • What Do You Know About Sexual Harassment?You have a right to object to offensive behaviorno matter how many other co-workers find thebehavior acceptable. 25
  • What Do You Know About Sexual Harassment? True or False?Asking a co-worker for a date is not sexualharassment.TRUE. However, if you repeat the behavior afterbeing told that your attention is unwanted, itcould be considered or become sexualharassment 26
  • What Do You Know About Sexual Harassment? True or False?If you ignore the behavior of sexualharassment, it will ultimately stop or goaway.FALSE. Sexual harassment must be dealtwith immediately. 27
  • What Do You Know About Sexual Harassment? True or False?It is not important to tell someone to stopunwanted behavior because it usually doesn’tdo any good.FALSE. 28
  • What Do You Know About Sexual Harassment?Telling someone that his/her behavior isunwanted or offensive is an important first step instopping sexual harassment. 1. Puts the person on notice 2. Gives him/her the opportunity to change 29
  • What Do You Know About Sexual Harassment? True or False?All employees share responsibility forensuring that the workplace is free from allforms of sexual harassment.TRUE. 30
  • What Do You Know About Sexual Harassment? True or False?Men, as well as women may be either theperpetrators or victims of sexualharassment.TRUE. 31
  • What Do You Know About Sexual Harassment? True or False?Sexual Harassment is only prohibited if itoccurs in the workplace during workinghours.FALSE. 32
  • What Do You Know About Sexual Harassment?Sexual Harassment will not be tolerated in theworkplace or in work-related settings, nomatter the time or place it occurs. 33
  • What Do You Know About Sexual Harassment? True or False?Sexual harassment complaints must be inwriting before an investigation will beinitiated.FALSE. 34
  • How to Deal with Unwanted AttentionStep 1: Act Immediately Tell the individual that the behavior is unwelcome and to stop the behavior NOW! 35
  • How to Deal with Unwanted AttentionStep 2: Document the Incident • Date, time, place of incident; • Specific unwelcome behavior; • Your response; • Names of witnesses; and • Copies of documentation (e.g., notes, e-mails, pictures, etc.) 36
  • How to Deal with Unwanted AttentionStep 3: Report the Behavior Immediately report the behavior to your supervisor or the agency official designated to receive complaints. 37
  • How to Deal with Unwanted Attention Step 3: Report the BehaviorBe SpecificWhen Reporting Unwanted Behavior:  Who?  What?  Where?  When?  Why? 38
  • How to Deal with Unwanted Attention Step 3: Report the BehaviorBe Specific When Reporting UnwantedBehavior  How many times has this happened?  Any witnesses?  What were your feelings?  Was your work affected?  Did you document the incident?  What remedy do you want? 39
  • How to Deal with Unwanted AttentionStep 4: Report Retaliation If you believe that you are the subject of retaliation, immediately report this to your supervisor and/or to appropriate agency official. 40
  • Strategies for Prevention Know and follow the organisations/ govt policy prohibiting sexual harassment. Act professionally and treat co-workers with respect; 41
  • Strategies for Prevention Report harassing behavior immediately, even if it is not directed at you. 42
  • Summary If you believe that you are the victim of sexual harassment or are aware of sexual harassment in the workplace, you should immediately report it to any of the following: – Your supervisor. – Someone in your direct line of supervision. – The Manager/ Specialist, Human Resources Officer or other designated official. 43
  • Summary Your complaint will be taken seriously and will be investigated promptly and thoroughly. When warranted, prompt and appropriate corrective action will be taken. 44