ATLANTA, GA, April 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online childcare training provider aimed exclusively at the early childhood care and education workforce PROF107: Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace as a free trial course for new CCEI users from 1st to 30th April 2023.
In times of “MeToo” and “Time’s Up,” people are becoming increasingly aware of institutionalized sexual harassment. While both of these movements helped bring the struggles of women in the workplace to the forefront of people’s minds, neither movement pioneered raising awareness of sexual harassment. The MeToo and Time’s Up movements have exposed a major gap in people’s understanding of what exactly constitutes sexual harassment. Many things that were once considered commonplace or acceptable are now considered inappropriate and a violation of workplace sexual harassment policies.
There are two forms of unlawful sexual harassment in the workplace. They are quid pro quo and hostile work environment. Quid pro quo is the most widely recognized form of sexual harassment, however, a hostile work environment is the most common and often goes unreported. This is due to the fact that harassment, in turn, is often easier to prove before the law, where people can find justifications for actions that create a hostile work environment.
While sexual harassment has two categories under the law, there are five types of behavior that may constitute sexual harassment. They are gender-based harassment, seductive behavior, sexual bribery or favoritism, sexual coercion, and sexual imposition. When it comes to behavior that violates workplace sexual harassment policies, it’s not just about face-to-face interactions. Electronic sexual harassment is becoming more prevalent as technology advances, and currently includes email, cell phone calls or text messages, internet or intranet posts, online comments, blog posts, and social media