EEOC Select Task Force: “Workplace Harassment Remains a Persistent Problem”

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace recently released an 88 page report citing that workplace harassment continues to be a problem in American workplaces, with roughly 33 percent of the 90,000 charges received by the EEOC last year being tied to workplace harassment. The Executive Summary, released as part of the Task Force’s broader report, strongly recommends training as a tool to combat the prevalence of workplace harassment, focusing on prevention, tailoring the training to the individual workplace, and including a level of “bystander” training.

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