We are living in a time of unprecedented awareness around the issues of workplace harassment and discrimination. And yet the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission estimates that 75% of workplace harassment and discrimination goes unreported, leaving organizations in the dark about their level of risk and the true health of their culture.
When it comes to preventing harassment and discrimination at work, the times (and the laws) are changing.
In the U.S., we’re seeing increased action at the state level to prevent harassment at work. New York State recently adopted the strongest sexual harassment prevention regulations the nation has ever seen. If you’re an employer in the Empire State, you’re now required to have a comprehensive prevention policy and training program in place. California, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maine already have training mandates, and other states are currently considering legislation that will alter the way employers address sexual harassment.