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Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace Essay

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Harassment and discrimination claims are due to lack of education about the subject. As an independent human resources consultant, Santiago-Santos will organize a local education campaign and provide employers with different trainings to educate them and their employees about harassment and discrimination. Employers will have a better understanding on how to develop internal policies and procedures to address these claims. Also, trainings will be provided for employees and they will be educated on how to prevent and identify harassment and discrimination as well as what steps to take in order to report such behavior.
Harassment and discrimination can affect a business in many ways. Having a history of harassment and discrimination claims
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The Americans with Disabilities Act, protects individuals on the basis of mental or physical disabilities. The Age Discrimination in Employment protects individuals 40 years of age and older.
Employers need to have a clear understanding about the laws that are in place to protect them and their employees as well as how to prevent and address such claims. An option for employers is provide training for their employees and supervisors. Research shows that 49.7% of harassment cases are seen between co-workers, 26.4% from direct supervisors, 17.1% from other superior, and 6.8% from customers and vendors (Glazer, 1996). The trainings Santiago-Santos will provide employers with an insight on how to adapt their internal policies to comply with employment laws. Also, the employer training will help them develop a process of reporting and dealing with such claims internally and what their rights are when a claim reaches the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Providing training about harassment has proven beneficial to the business environment. As the former EEOC Chairman stated “Sex harassment has developed as one of the great lessons in how education can have an effect on an offensive practice.” There are education campaigns educating not only employees but employers about what harassment entails, how to prevent it, and how to deal with a claim. (Glazer, 1996) In fact, most
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