Sunday, June 10, 2007
Harassment Training Does Not Increase Lawsuits
According to a survey of 243 white collar employees, sexual harassment awareness courses will not cause workers to file lawsuits with greater frequency. The survey participants were queried on how they would respond to sexual harassment. The four possible responses included confronting the employer verbally, filing a formal report, seeking legal counsel or quitting. After the survey participants provided their responses, an experimental group was enrolled in sexual harassment training, while a control group was not. When both groups were asked the same questions three months later, there was no difference in the proportion that said they would seek legal counsel. This should reassure corporations that they will not expose themselves to frivolous legal action if they provide their employees with sexual harassment training.
"Does Harassment Training Increase the Likelihood of Lawsuits?" from HR.BLR.com