Small business owners must develop a Harassment Policy. Protect yourself and your business from legal liability. Make sure your policy includes these harassment behaviours:
- Deliberate Touching – Any physical contact that is not related to the work being conducted.
- Inappropriate Staring – Any kind of persistent or unwelcome staring can be considered harassment.
- Bullying or Aggressive Behaviour – Intentionally hurtful, rude, or threatening words or actions.
- Isolating Workers – Singling out or making fun of an individual for their gender identity or sexual orientation.
- Repeated Requests – Requesting, pressuring, or demanding dates or sexual activity.
- Displaying Obscenities – Pictorial or actual displays of obscene materials unrelated to the workplace.
- Sharing Demeaning Images – Displaying or circulating unflattering, embarrassing, or sexualized images of a co-worker without their approval.
- Sexual Communication &– Unwanted written, verbal, nonverbal, or pictorial communications of a sexual nature.
- Quid Pro Quo Harassment – A favour, which may be of a sexual nature, in return for something, generally involving a person of authority and a subordinate.
- Offensive Comments – Intimidating or offensive comments or jokes regarding an individual’s gender identity or sexual orientation.
- Retaliation – a punishing action taken against a person who is making a claim of harassment. Fear of retaliation is a powerful silencer too!
As a business owner you must act now. Need guidance?
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