Sexual Harassment Awareness

As a HR professional it's your duty to keep every employee safe from any violence or harassment. Harassment covers a wide range of behaviors of an offensive nature, it can be mentally, physically or sexually. These questions and answers will help you to guide more about it.

Q.1 What is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Q.2 What are the two most common types of harassment?
The two most common forms are described:
1. quid pro quo sexual harassment
2. hostile work environment sexual harassment
Q.3 How do I file a complaint against harassment?
Before filing a court complaint, you must first report the harassment to a law enforcement agency in your area. For example, report the harassment to your nearest police department.
Q.4 How do you handle harassment?
Here are some important tips for dealing with the harassment.
1. Report any instance of harassment immediately.
2. As soon as you experience any act of harassment, write down exactly what happened.
3. Ask co-workers to also write down and report their own incidents.
4. Get witnesses, talk to other people at work who may have witnessed your harassment.
Q.5 What is Quid pro quo harassment?
Quid pro quo harassment occurs in the workplace when a superior or other authority figure offers or merely hints that he or she will give the employee something (a raise or a promotion) in return for that employee's satisfaction of a sexual demand.
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