Workplace sexual and moral harassment refers to any unwanted or undesirable behavior based on a person's sex or gender that creates a hostile or intimidating work environment. It can be verbal, physical or psychological and can take many forms such as bullying, discrimination or violence.
Examples of sexual harassment could include unwanted physical touching, sexual comments or gestures, or requests for sexual favors.
Moral Harassment, also known as psychological harassment, can include behaviors such as intimidation, verbal abuse or isolation, or intentional exclusion from the workplace.
Why should companies train in the prevention of Moral Harassment in the workplace?
- Employee protection: Sexual and moral harassment can cause significant problems for employees, both emotionally and physically. By providing training, companies can help prevent harassment from occurring and can create a safer and more respectful workplace for all employees.
- Improved Productivity: A harassment-free workplace where employees feel safe and respected is more likely to be a productive, collaborative, and engaged workplace.
- Positive Reputation: Companies known for promoting a safe and inclusive workplace are more likely to attract and retain top talent. They also show a positive reputation among customers, investors and other interested parties.
Overall, preventing sexual and moral harassment is important to creating a workplace culture that values respect, inclusion and diversity.
What are the damages that moral harassment at work brings to companies?
Harassment can create a hostile work environment where employees feel uncomfortable, insecure and unsupported. This leads to low morale, decreased job satisfaction and increased turnover rates. All in all - a toxic work environment that can harm the entire organization.
Employees who witness harassment or are aware of it may also feel demoralized and less committed.
It is important for employers to take proactive steps to prevent harassment and create a workplace culture that values respect, inclusion and diversity.