One term has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue in recent months: sexual harassment. Employees want to make sure that they’re not being victimized by this abuse like their favorite Hollywood stars. Bosses want to make sure that sexual harassment doesn’t happen under their watch. And, would-be sexual harassers are trying to curb their behavior so they don’t get in trouble or lose their careers.
This kind of attention to the topic of sexual harassment might be stressful for anyone employed at a Florida workplace, but it’s a good thing. Eventually, we are going to end the prevalence of sexual harassment at Florida workplaces.
The Space Coast of Florida is also getting together to stop sexual harassment at its next Space Coast Human Resources Conference. The conference will be carried out next Wednesday in the Crowne Plaza Beach Oceanfront hotel. The topics the conference plans to address include the following:
- How to Avoid Becoming the Next #MeToo Headline: Ensuring Your Sexual Harassment Policy
- Training and Investigations Are Effective
- Acting with Respect
- The Only Workplace Drama You Need
- HR Leadership Lessons from Hollywood
Perhaps the last topic hits the nail on the head with regard to what’s going on across the nation right now. Americans are learning from the mistakes of Hollywood. If you have been victimized by any kind of harassment or unwelcome sexual comments or behavior at your workplace, you should know that the law is most certainly on your side. You can stand up, make your voice known and make your abuser — or abusers — stop their behavior once and for all.
Source: Florida Today, “Sexual harassment and workplace safety key issues at upcoming Human Resources Conference,” Wayne T. Price, accessed April 20, 2018