Many companies train employees on sexual harassment, but studies have shown that much of this training is ineffective and does not empower companies and employees to prevent harassment.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace issued a report in 2016 finding that some sexual harassment training even caused men to be more likely to blame both the harasser and the victim involved in a sexual harassment scenario. The EEOC’s study goes on to say that training often focused too much on legal standards and simply avoiding legal liability.
Bystander training can make a big difference, and the EEOC has recommended it as a form of training to prevent and respond to sexual harassment.
You can read the rest of this post about bystander training and how it can be used to prevent sexual harassment in this article on The Energy Law Blog with my colleague Kindall James.
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