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Use Anti-Harassment to Shelter Yourself from SuitsIn the magazine article Use Anti-Harassment to Shelter yourself from Suit HR Magazine 1999 Majorie A Johnson discusses the importance of training supervisors and employees on dealing with and preventing sexual harassment and other forms of harassment in the workplace The article begins with references to recent US Supreme Court rulings on liability for punitive damages under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 These rulings affect lawsuits that are filed against companies for sexual harassment In the past companies were automatically liable for sexual harassment by their supervisors when it resulted in tangible harm to the employee Companies that can prove they have anti-harassment training programs in place for supervisors and employees may avoid liability for punitive damages As a result the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC announced that a company may not be held liable if they can show that it acted reasonably to prevent and correct the harassment and the employee acted unreasonably by failing to use internal processes to resolve the issue The EEOC recently issued guidance that directs employers to have in place anti-harassment training The article provides information on the results of two surveys conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management SHRM SHRM Sexual Harassment Survey and 1999 Employment Practice Liability Survey The results from the surveys validate the need for sexual harassment training The first conducted by SHRM Sexual Harassment Survey which show that rank and file employees receive the least amount of sexual harassment training The second conducted by 1999 Employment Practice Liability Survey found that more than half of the organizations that responded to the survey had one time or another been named as a defendant in a job related lawsuit The author asserts that companies should not wait until employees file charges of harassment Companies must become proactive by providing effective employee and supervisor training to confront the problem of harassment in the workplace before it
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