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Harassment knowledge: www.chefqtrainer.blogspot.com

  1. 1. Harassment Training Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com DEFINITION OF HARRASMENT  Harassment covers a wide range of offensive behavior.  It is commonly understood as behavior intended to disturb or upset, and it is characteristically repetitive.  In the legal sense, it is intentional behavior which is found threatening or disturbing
  3. 3. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com WORKPLACE HARRASMENT  Workplace harassment is any type of unwelcome action toward an employee that leads to difficulty in performing assigned tasks or causes the employee to feel he or she is working in a hostile environment.
  4. 4. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com BASIS OF HARASSMENT Harassment may be based on factors such as:  Race  Gender  Culture  Age  Sexual orientation  Religious preference The basis of harassment can differ from one country to another and from one social context to another.
  5. 5. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com FORMS OF HARASSMENT Physical harassment:  (sexual) violence or unwelcome physical contact such as kissing or touching Verbal harassment:  Comments, offensive jokes, personal insults, derogatory language Non-verbal/Visual harassment:  Staring, leering, whistling, threatening behavior, sexually suggestive gestures, or ‘freezing’ somebody out
  6. 6. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com TYPES OF HARASSMENT  SEXUAL HARASSMENT  BULLYING  STALKING  RELIGIOUS HARASSMENT  DISABILITY HARASSMENT  INTERNET HARASSMENT
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  8. 8. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com SEXUAL HARASSMENT at THE WORK PLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT 1. Misuse of sexual behavior 2. Request for sexual favors 3. Verbal statement or physical action or gesture that describes a sexual act, 4. Unwanted action of a sexual nature:  The recipient has made it clear that the behavior is unwanted;  The recipient feels humiliated, offended and/or intimidated by the conduct;  The perpetrator should have reasonably anticipated that the other person would be offended, humiliated and/or intimidated by the conduct
  9. 9. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com FORMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT Physical harassment  includes unwelcome touching in a sexual manner such as kissing, patting, pinching, glancing and staring with lust Verbal harassment  includes unwelcome comments about a person’s private life, body parts or appearance, sexually suggestive jokes and comments Gestural harassment  includes sexually suggestive body language and/or gestures, repeated winks, licking lips and gestures with fingers Written or graphic harassment  includes displays of pornographic materials, sexually explicit pictures, screen savers or posters and harassment via emails and other modes of electronic communication Psychological/emotional harassment  consists of persistent proposals and unwelcome requests, unwanted invitations to go out on dates, insults, taunts and innuendos of a sexual nature
  10. 10. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com  A supervisor tells an employee in his department that she can have a raise if she sleeps with him.  Continuous sexual propositions to an employee even without directly tying the employee’s response to a condition of employment.  If an employee refuses a supervisor’s sexual advances which causes the supervisor to negatively alter the employee’s working hours.  Constant use of sexually provocative or obscene language.  Physical touching? It Depends……. Most physical touching claims are the kind that are obviously offensive in places that are obviously off limits. Name that Harassment
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  14. 14. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com Unwanted conduct can be identified by the following characteristics:  The victim has explained that the conduct is unwanted,  The victim feels humiliated, offended and/or intimidated by the conduct, or  The perpetrator has anticipated that the other person would be offended, humiliated and/ or intimidated by the conduct. Unwanted conduct is any behavior that is not requested or wanted by the victim and that is considered inappropriate. Unwanted conduct
  15. 15. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com Saying “Stop or No” to stop harassment How to stop with some one harassing you
  16. 16. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com Addressing the Harassment  Name the behavior and state that it is wrong  Tell the person to stop contacting you.  Voice your boundaries with someone you'll see often.  Stop answering the person's calls, emails, and other messages  Remove the person from your phone and social media accounts
  17. 17. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com Addressing the Harassment
  18. 18. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com Getting Help for Harassment  Keep records of the harassment.  Talk or report to the administration, your manager or Human Resources at workplace.
  19. 19. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com CRIMINAL ACT Sexual harassment is a crime triggered by formal complaint or charge, under the Criminal Code. Accordingly, there has to be a complaint from the victim or another party that is aware of the incident. The Criminal Code covers the following forms of sexual harassment:  Violence or threat of violence to have sexual intercourse  Unpleasant conduct that violates the decency norm, such as molestation, kissing, groping genital parts or the breast area A victim of an immoral act has the right to press separate criminal and/or civil charges against an alleged perpetrator.
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  22. 22. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com BULLYING AT THE WORKPLACE Workplace Bullying Definition Workplace bullying means any behavior that is repeated over time, systematic and directed towards an employee or a group of employees. A reasonable person, having regard to the circumstances, must expect such behavior to victimize, humiliate, undermine or threaten and to create a risk to health and safety
  23. 23. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com Workplace Bullying Covert behavior that undermines, treats less favorably or disempowers others is also bullying, for example:  Overloading a person with work  Setting deadlines that are very difficultto meet or constantly changing deadlines  Setting tasks that are unreasonably beyond a person’s ability  Ignoring or isolating a person  Deliberately denying access to information, consultation or resources  Unfair treatment in relation to accessing workplace entitlements, such as leave or training.
  24. 24. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com Workplace bullying does not include  Reasonable action taken in a reasonable manner by an employer to transfer, demote, discipline, counsel, retrench or dismiss an employee  A decision by an employer, based on reasonable grounds, not to award or provide a promotion, transfer, or benefit in connection with an employee’s employment  Reasonable administrative action taken in a reasonable manner by an employer in connection with an employee’s employment
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  27. 27. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com HOW TO PREVENT HARASSMENT AT THE WORKPLACE 7 elements to prevent harassment: 1. A policy statement prohibiting harassment 2. A clear definition of what constitutes harassment 3. A complaints/grievance procedure 4. Disciplinary rules and penalties against the harasser and against those who make false accusations 5. Protective and remedial measures for the victim 6. Promotional and education programs to explain the company policy regarding harassment and to raise awareness of harassment and adverse consequences for breach of the policy should be provided to all employees, supervisors and managers of the company 7. Monitoring.
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  29. 29. Delhindra/ chefqtrainer.blogspot.com  Stress  Discrimination ,workplace harassment and sexual harassment can cause:  Employees to be hurt emotionally  Productivity to go down  Absenteeism to go up  Employees to be fearful of others  Workplace morale to be reduced. EFFECTS
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