Set the Tone: Sexual Harassment Prevention

Woman being harassed at work

Sexual harassment is not a problem of the past. In fact, as remote work has ramped up over the last few years, some employers might mistakenly believe that sexual harassment in the workplace has become less of a risk.

Unfortunately, however, data shows that's not really the case. One in four respondents in a study from Talent LMS and The Purple Campaign say they experienced unwelcome sexual behavior online following the COVID-19 pandemic's start. 

But while most employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, that doesn't seem to stop the problem from occurring.

A work culture that tolerates harassment not only incurs legal risks (not to mention the high legal fees and costs) but also creates other problems, including:

  • An unpleasant work environment;
  • Decreased productivity;
  • Morale issues;
  • Attendance problems; and
  • Negative publicity and damage to your organization's reputation and credibility, which can extend to your ability to recruit and retain top talent.

CalChamber's free "Set the Tone: Sexual Harassment Prevention" white paper explains what California law requires of employers and provides best practices.

Updated August 1, 2022

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As a not-for-profit, CalChamber is a business advocate and expert HR compliance resource for California employers. Our legislative presence at the State Capitol means we know California employment laws inside and out. We monitor, analyze and report changes as they happen, turning our expertise into products and services that help businesses more easily understand and comply with complex laws and regulations.


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