Leadership Resources

Leadership Resources from the Carlson Executive MBA Program

Handling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In this article, readers are confronted with examples of what sexual harassment could mean – especially in the work place.  Often considered “benign” examples like “Repeated requests for dates or other get-togethers that are turned down or unwanted flirting.” hammers home the point that harassment is not explicitly assault.     Assuming the reader understands the impact of harassment, they can help ensure their workplace is a safe and comfortable setting for everyone.  Leveraging general workplace policies – managers and leaders can prevent harassment and, if it comes to it, assist in proper investigations that keeps victims anonymous and able to continue working, as well as properly ensure claims do not unfairly hurt an innocent party.