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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment by Terry L. Fitzwater

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2HARASSMENT; MOVING BEYOND THE BASICS

Origins

The ideal of creating a workplace free from harassment took some time to develop. It was not that long ago when the concept of harassment (and, in fact, its very definition) was foreign to the work environment. Workers who were made uncomfortable by the ignorance and behavior of others sparked a change in attitude. It was our judicial system that supplied the impetus, when the first harassment lawsuit hit the business community. Workplace philosophies clearly needed to be changed significantly.

Attitude Adjustment

1960’s and 1970’sAttitude 1980s and beyondReplaced with

Policies to inform and regulate……………

Policies to inform and prevent

Reactive to issues………… Proactive to issues

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