Creating a Sexual Harassment Policy for a Small Business
All employers must follow certain requirements under the law to keep a workplace free of harassment. Even if yours is a small business, you need to be proactive to protect your employees and prevent sexual harassment. Below are a few items to keep in mind when creating sexual harassment guidelines.
Clear GuidelinesIt is important for employees to know what constitutes sexual harassment. Make your guidelines as clear as possible. This information should be posted in a way that makes it easily accessible to all of your employees.
Complaint ProcedureEnsure that your employees know what to do if they are being harassed. You should establish a way for employees to confidentially report harassment and know their complaint will be taken seriously.
Steps for Correcting the IssueOnce a complaint is submitted, you should have a process to investigate and take measures to stop the harassment.