Workplace Harassment: Verbal Harassment - SS9107AE (5 Min.)
Workplace harassment includes unwanted verbal or physical behavior regarding sex, gender, gender identity, religion, race, skin color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability and age. Harassment can target almost any personal characteristic, and occur between any two people…co-workers, managers, or even non-employees like clients, contractors, or vendors. In addition, the victim of harassment is not only the person who is the intended target, but anyone affected by the offensive behavior. Harassment can lead to a hostile, volatile workplace, which is why it is important that your associates know how to properly recognize this behavior and respond correctly. handling these situations wrong can lead to retribution and escalation, so everyone at your facility should be properly trained.