- Lead by example. By sticking to a code of conduct for yourself, you will prove to be a leader in keeping your workplace free of harassment and hostility.
- Do not laugh at inappropriate jokes and emphasize those type of jokes are that not acceptable. Remember, you should behave the way you want your employees to behave. If you receive a complaint about sexual harassment or witness harassment yourself, it is important to act immediately by reporting it to those in your organization who can investigate it. This is true even if no one is objecting to the conduct.
- If you witness any improper conduct in the workplace, it is important to express that type of behavior is inappropriate. Failure to do so can lead to creating a hostile work environment. If you see any offensive pictures, videos or cartoons in the workplace, remove them and state that these will not be tolerated. If you overhear offensive or discriminatory language, communicate disapproval.
- Incidents and your actions should be documented for future reference, and the offender should be monitored for any future occurrences. State law requires that companies create a detailed sexual harassment policy and distribute it to their employees. Employees need to confirm they receive and read the policy.
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