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With all the court cases that have been going on and the changes in the laws, there are a lot of different ways that people can end up doing something that can get them into trouble. This video shows how joking and innuendos can lead to sexual harassment.
Our working relationships are complicated for all kinds of reasons. That's why we really have to know where the lines are when it comes to managing our interactions with co workers, customers, and vendors. Take the unwanted pursuit of a relationship. It doesn't make any difference where it comes from a manager, a coworker, a vendor or a customer unwanted pursuit could be considered illegal harassment and simply can't be a part of the workplace.
Most of us like a good joke, right? The problem is, while we may think we know what's acceptable, there's a fine line between funny and disrespectful. We can't always know what may be offensive just by looking at someone. That's why we have to focus on respect when it comes to things like, jokes, off hand comments, posts, puns, texting cartoons, drawings, pictures or videos at work.
Being frustrated with co-workers from time-to-time is natural and understandable. But when we perpetuate stereotypes about people based on things like their appearance or where they come from, not only is it unprofessional and disrespectful… it also can be illegal.
Workplace gossip is one of those areas where it's easy to find ourselves on the wrong side of the line. While it may seem like harmless talk, it's not. Not only is gossip unprofessional because it destroys respect and trust in the workplace; it can also get you and your organization into a lot of legal trouble.
All of us have things that we value and believe in strongly. But it's important that we make sure that we don't cross the line and allow those convictions to get in the way of treating others with respect. Most organizations have policies that prohibit harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Let's be honest… sexual harassment is still a very real workplace issue. Reinforcing prevention training is key to stopping sexual harassment. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (E.N.O.U.G.H.) along with thought-provoking questions on speaking up and stopping sexual harassment. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
A very effective and to-the-point vignette that deals with anti-gay and anti-diverse behavior in the workplace.
Dealing with inappropriate art and pictures in the workplace.
This vignette effectively demonstrates the the point at which workplace jokes can cross the line and become harassment.
We can’t listen to whatever we want at work if it offends others; while we do have more freedom to say or do things outside the workplace, we still need to keep in mind that if our behavior offends or discriminates against someone, then it may be grounds for disciplinary action. We all must be respectful of others in the workplace.
Discussions with co-workers that ridicule or disrespect anyone because of a protected class status can be offensive and lead to an accusation of discriminatory harassment. Insensitive remarks about an overweight co-worker can lead to the perception of harassment.
There's an old saying that goes, "There are two things you never want to talk about at work - religion and politics." That's still true. This video shows how religious discussion can make a co-worker feel uncomfortable.
Inappropriate gender-related comments
How a massage may be interpreted as inappropriate touching.
When humor goes too far and becomes inappropriate teasing and/or hazing.
Inappropriate comments about sexual orientation.
Dealing with third-party harassment.
Recognizing gender-based harassment; improper use of company email.
Dealing with third-party sexual harassment and the fear of retaliation.