Sexual Harassment Prevention Resources


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We’ve read the policy, and maybe even been through a training or two. But what if you still aren’t sure of what to do or where to go if you or someone you know are a victim of sexual harassment? You're not alone! Whether you're looking for ways to create safer spaces for your employees or you need your own support, we've compiled a helpful list of resources.


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PODCASTS

Sexual Harassment 2.0, What Now? – This podcast features a wide-ranging conversation with employment attorney Jonathan Segal at the Society of Human Resource Management annual conference about sexual harassment and workplace relationships


Today Explained: Me Too, Mr. Trump – A historical court case is instrumental in future legal filings of sexual harassment and assault.


A Personal Conversation about Sexual Harassment - Nikki Larchar and I share our personal encounters with sexual harassment in the workplace and discuss the guilt of not speaking up about the incident. The bigger goal of today’s episode is to keep bringing awareness to the issue and learning about the potential ways to deal with the situation.



TED TALKS

Gretchen Carlson speaks out about her experience of workplace sexual harassment. Along with her story, she shares three things that we can do to prevent sexual harassment.


Marianne Cooper, Stanford University sociologist, shares the research with us about the root causes of sexual harassment. And then, with her powerful call to action, we learn about what each of us can do to prevent harassment, hold abusers accountable, give voice to the voiceless, and work together to create long-lasting change.


Julia Shaw, Julia’s research reveals how organizations can become better allies by showcasing their commitment to transparency, introducing a way for witnesses to report incidents safely, and providing management training.



ALLIES

Define the Line – First and foremost, we are here to support you! Our beautifully designed digital comic books, training facilitation guides, and interactive virtual/in-person training sessions help you and your team engage in meaningful conversations to help end workplace harassment.


RAINN – The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.


Calhoun Coaching & Consulting – “We believe leaders who are eager to make a change have gifts that may be locked within. Our mission is to build trusted relationships with you and help you reach your goals. How do we do this? By being fully present, listening to what is said and unsaid, then helping you unlock your potential and reach your goals. You will experience a unique, one-on-one personal relationship with your coach. She will get to know you and build trust with you as you work together to achieve your personal and professional goals.”


grooop – A mobile app for individuals and B2B solutions that bring safety to universities, workplaces, friends, and families. Grooop makes safety more fun, intuitive, non-invasive, and inclusive.


Speakfully – An easy-to-use tool that HR teams roll out to employees, allowing team members to easily track potentially negative behaviors and trends in the workplace while giving the HR team truly unique insights into the state of your corporate culture. We are tech with zero tolerance.


AllVoices - A workplace tool that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion by providing employees a safe, anonymous place to voice issues or feedback in real-time without fear of retaliation. This always-on listening tool, coupled with an encrypted communication channel and case management system, empowers companies to address issues proactively, while improving company culture, increasing productivity, and mitigating the risk of reputational damage or litigation.


Red Flag Reporting - Through our employee hotline and case management platform, we empower employees to “say something” when they “see something” unethical or unsafe in the workplace. We help organizations in protecting their employees and reputations by detecting issues early, deterring issues from occurring, and strengthening our clients’ affirmative defense.


Empower Work - A nonprofit that provides free and confidential support to anyone facing a tough issue at work, via SMS or text message (510-674-1414). It’s immediate and confidential support, at your fingertips. Over 90 percent of people who reach out to Empower Work say they not only feel better, they’re also able to take an action that addresses their issue.


Lean In – "We need to fight sexual harassment wherever it occurs. We need systemic change that deters bad behavior, rewards good behavior, holds wrongdoers accountable, and protects everyone. And we need to be there for each other. If you’ve experienced sexual harassment, know that you’re not alone—and that you deserve support."



LEGAL RESOURCES

EEOC – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.


We’d love for you to share these resources with colleagues, friends, and anyone else who might benefit from this information. If you have a resource that you’d like us to know about, please leave it in the comment section. We’re all in this together!



Define the Line is on a mission to eliminate workplace sexual harassment. Using a comic book training tool, teams are learning what it means to speak up, define the line, and create positive change for everyone.



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