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Infographic: Stopping Sexual Harassment...Once & For All

November 5, 2018
By Media Partners
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OFA infographicEven with all the news coverage devoted to sexual harassment this past year, most people still have a lot to learn on this complex topic.  This blog and downloadable infographic educate employees and managers on the different types of sexual harassment and best practices for preventing it.  

A few highlights of the infographic appear below. Download the complete infographic



  • What is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment is illegal sexual conduct in the workplace.  It is a form of sexual discrimination which is defined by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as "unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature."  States and local municipalities have expanded protections that may also include offensive comments regarding someone's sex, sexual orientation, gender identitiy, gender expression, transgender status, pregnancy, childcare, and related medical conditions.

  • What are the four types of sexual harassment?
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  • In 2017, 12,428 sexual harassment complaints were filed with the EEOC.  
83.5% were filed by women, 16.5% were filed by men.

When asked if they'd experienced sexual harassment:
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  • Industries with the highest number of EEOC complaints:

1. Restaurants and hospitality 2. Retail  3. Manufacturing  4. Healthcare 

Note: For more statistics on sexual harassment numbers by industry type, see the full infographic.

  • Lack of Reporting
It is estimated that 70% of workplace sexual harassment incidents go unreported.
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OFA employee witness


  • What can be done?

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All of the actions recommended in the infographic are covered in Media Partners' definitive sexual harassment prevention training program, Once & For All: Stopping Sexual Harassment at Work. Employee Version available now, Manager Version available early December 2018.

This matrix shows how Once & For All meets NY, CA and other state training mandates. 

If you have any questions on Media Partners' sexual harassment prevention training materials please contact us.


Sources:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), www.eeoc.gov/statistics/
Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace, June 2016 Report, www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/task_force/harassment
“Total sexual harassment charges filed, by industry, fiscal years 2005 through 2015,” Jocelyn Frye, Center for American ProgressSexual Harassment: Is It ir Isn't It? infographic, Media Partners, August 2017