A couple of months ago I went to a conference and part of the requirement for managers in my state was to take a 2-hour course in Sexual Harassment and Workplace Harassment. It was very informative and I had great information to take back to my staff for a meeting on these two topics.
Our office is small with fewer than 10 employees so getting the information out during an extended lunch meeting was doable. I thought the information was made clear and also the rules on what to do if you are being harassed and how to report it. We also discussed boundaries and that we each needed to be free to tell each other if we felt that someone was crossing a boundary that was on the verge of harassment. (See below for what defines harassment)
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines harassment as unwelcome verbal or…
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