by Tim Gould
Originally published: April 26, 2017
Workplace harassment is virtually an epidemic these days — the EEOC says a third of the nearly 100,000 charges it receives annually now include a harassment allegation. But the agency’s taking steps to help both workers and managers handle the problem.
Part of the problem is employees have become more sensitive to harassing behavior.
What the agency wants now
The other part of the equation is managers and rank-and-file workers are unsure what their role is in stopping harassment. So both groups think the responsibility falls on the employer.
But the reality is it falls on everyone, regardless of position, and the EEOC has outlined how you should make that clear to prevent harassment.