A new HR tip posted online this week as part of the CalChamber #RespectWorks campaign underscores the importance of preventing harassment in the workplace.
The monthly HR tips and related resources at respectworks.calchamber.com aim to help employers determine what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace and to maintain an anti-harassment environment.
The June tip appears under the heading “Not All Harassment Is Sexual.” It points out that sexually harassing conduct “can include hostile behavior toward someone based on that person’s gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or childbirth and breastfeeding.”
The tip explains that “Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct regardless of the harasser’s or victim’s gender, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.”
Also prohibited is harassment based on protected categories, such as race, national origin, age, disability and religion, to name a few.
In closing, the tip advises: “We should all be respectful of one another, no matter our race, religion, sex, gender, etc. We’re all human, after all, and #RespectWorks.”