That said, the current slowdown creates an opportunity to get ahead of approaching deadlines for sexual harassment training, and roll out other initiatives to reinforce company values, principles and culture. Taking these measures now can help retain qualified employees and attract new ones when construction activity picks up. Business owners should be aware that currently there are six states—New York, California, Illinois, Connecticut, Maine and Delaware—that require employers to train employees on sexual harassment prevention, with New Jersey and other states expected to follow. In recent years, new approaches to harassment training are transforming the boring, slideshow model into a modern, interactive learning experience in which employees gain a deeper understanding of acceptable and unacceptable behavior and their role in creating a respectful, inclusive workplace culture. Regular, interactive training tailored to the organization and its workforce is one of the core principles that have proven effective in preventing and addressing harassment, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC task force on workplace harassment.
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The ads seek to help people recognise the many precursors to sexual harassment and sexual violence, and it is hoped that people will hold such behaviours and its precursors unacceptable. Bringing this subject matter to life was an intricate and delicate process; which saw the discussion of a number of creative directions with stakeholders, who all shared an expert interest in the subject matter. To help the viewer reflect on each scene, the voiceover for the ad, Stephen James Smith, simply asks: "Is this a problem? To do this we wanted Ireland to do more than just look at the ad, but for viewers to take a good look at themselves and their own behaviours. This re-edited version became the basis of the second phase of broadcast. The third part of the campaign uses online to hold a mirror up to everyday behaviour in real time. While, in most cases, clients shy away from negative online commentary, in this case - where the ambition is to mirror how prevalent excusing sexual harassment and violence is, using this commentary was seen as a powerful way of addressing the issue.
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Federal government websites often end in. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex including pregnancy , national origin, age 40 or older , disability or genetic information. Harassment becomes unlawful where 1 enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment, or 2 the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.