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Your HR Update: Harassment

Workplace harassment prevention training has never been as important as it is now. According to the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) web site they received a high of 91,503 charges of discrimination in fiscal year 2016. With enforcement so high, employers are looking for ways to avoid harassment claims and settlements more than ever.

The EEOC suggests workplace harassment prevention training as the best way to eliminate harassment from the workplace.

Employers are encouraged to make it known that harassment is not welcome in the workplace. This message can, and should, be conveyed via verbal communications at staff meetings, one-on-one meetings with employees, posters in shared spaces and in employee handbooks. Establishing a clear grievance process if an employee feels harassed is also key to prevent discrimination and harassment charges.

For more statistics visit: EEOC.gov

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