Organisations are coming to the uncomfortable realisation that years of sexual harassment training and ‘zero-tolerance’ policies have simply failed to work. So, is sexual harassment just an intractable problem? Or are employers just failing to grasp the nettle?
We all enjoy a bit of work banter from time to time. Sharing humour is a great way of getting to know each other at work, lightening the mood and boosting morale – but inappropriate jokes and remarks can be offensive and discriminatory and can leave people feeling hurt, humiliated and excluded.