The First Line of Defense. A Guide to Protecting Yourself Against Sexual Harassment

  • ID: 2686045
  • Book
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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By the time an employee lodges a sexual harassment complaint, it’s already too late too late to prevent the abuse, too late to do anything but try to punish the offender and compensate the victim, and maybe too late to avoid a costly litigation and an even more costly judgment. In The First Line of Defense, two leading organizational psychologists help companies give their employees the tools, skills, and training they need to recognize the early warning signs of potential sexual harassment relationships and defuse these situations before any actual harassment occurs.

In storytelling form, the human side of sexual harassment is presented in a way that everyone can understand. This enlightening guide breaks the harassment experience down into its component parts and:

  • analyzes the "rules" that underlie sexual harassment relationships
  • identifies the early warning signs of sexual harassment
  • arms potential victims with skills and techniques to deter sexual harassment
  • helps potential harassers change their behavior in ways that will alter the course of the relationship

Based on the authors’ innovative training program, recommended to clients by Chubb and Kemper, major national sellers of sexual harassment insurance, and supported by many insurance brokerage firms, including Willis, The Risk Practice, The First Line of Defense is an unparalleled resource for employers in industry and government who must find ways to protect employees at all levels from the pain, humiliation, and trauma of sexual harassment.

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Prologue The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

One We Teach Others How to Treat Us

Two Bad Manners or Sexual Harassment?

Three Not All Acts of Hostility Are Created Equal

Four Speak Now or You’ll Forever Have No Peace

Five Sexual Harassment Is Subtle to Whom?

Six His Quid for Her Quo

Seven Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Won’t Work

Eight Reasonable Person or Unreasonable Act?

Nine The Morning After

Ten Recovery Starts at the Top


Appendix Field Manual: Identifying, Reporting, and Monitoring Sexual Harassment


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Wanda Dobrich
Steven Dranoff
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