Sexual Harassment Training is important for both employees and managers of any company. Employees are human beings and sexual feelings are bound to arise when you have several people of different sexes and relations working together. Sexual harassment simply put refers to any unwelcome sexual advances. It can be physical or verbal and can come from people of the same or different sexes and makes the victim feels violated. Sometimes sexual harassment can be so subtle that the victim does not know whether it is worth reporting. However it is important to note that sexual harassment at the work place will greatly reduce the performance of an employee as it will create a hostile working environment.
Sexual harassment can come from any one in the office, it could be a supervisor, a fellow worker, a client or even the security personnel at the gate. Every company needs to protect employees from sexual harassment by putting in place a clear system or reporting sexual harassment. It also has to take employees through sexual harassment training so they are able to know what constitutes sexual harassment and how they can protect themselves from it. Managers also need to undergo sexual harassment training so that they know how to deal with any reports forwarded to them. Managers are also likely to find themselves accused of unwanted sexual advances and training will help them avoid such violations. Such training help people have a comfortable and professional working environment.