A sexual harassment lawsuit has the potential to upend your California business, taking valuable time and money away from its operations. This is among a number of reasons you may want to think about offering sexual harassment prevention training to those who work on your behalf.
According to the Safe Institute, providing sexual harassment prevention training in your place of business leads to the following benefits.
1. Lower chances of litigation
Some cases of sexual harassment arise because the offenders do not realize their behaviors are unlawful. Offering prevention training not only educates your workforce about sexual harassment and how to recognize it but also shows them that you take sexual harassment seriously and take the necessary steps to stop it.
2. Better productivity
You may hear victims of sexual harassment speak about hostile work environments. A hostile work environment has the capacity to impact the productivity of your workforce. Sexual harassment victims may also take more time off of work to avoid the harassing behavior.
3. Better employee retention
Employees who are victims of sexual harassment may also abandon their positions to get away from their harassers. They may, too, discuss their experiences with your business on public hiring or employment forums, which could make it harder for you to find quality hires moving forward.
When you offer sexual harassment prevention training within your business, your employees see this as a sign that you value them enough to put in the time and effort to protect them. This, in turn, bodes well for your business and enhances the odds of you retaining employees who are content and proud to work for you.