Sexual harassment continues to be a very costly issue in the workplace. The most recent high-profile incidents involve presidential candidate Herman Cain. While CEO of the National Restaurant Association, Cain was accused of harassment and the association provided monetary settlements to several women. Mr. Cain remarked that “I do have a sense of humor, and some people have a problem with that,” after the harassment allegations first surfaced, explaining how his actions may have been misconstrued. All kidding aside, sexual harassment is no joke. Resolving sexual harassment claims is expensive. Beyond attorney fees and settlement costs, harassment impacts morale and productivity, damages your company’s brand and reputation and limits your ability to hire and retain employees.
It is more cost-effective to take a proactive approach and prevent sexual harassment rather than settle claims. Watch this 3 minutue video to learn the three steps every business should be taking to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.