Workplace harassment has gained increased attention this year in the wake of many high powered, prominent figures being accused of “systemic and unchecked sexual harassment”. JD Supra Business Advisor reports that last year the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed over 6,800 harassment charges alone, representing only 17 percent of this type of claim. To combat workplace harassment, JD Supra advises employers to develop comprehensive policies and actively enforce them, as well as provide ongoing, regular training sessions “tailored to the employer’s workforce (i.e. industry, employee demographics, location, etc.)”.
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