Sexual Harassment: Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

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(2000), "Sexual Harassment: Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 24 No. 2/3/4. https://doi.org/10.1108/jeit.2000.00324bae.001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Sexual Harassment: Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment: Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Ariane ReinhartInternational Labour Office (ILO)1999ISBN 92 2 111382 512 Swiss francs

Keywords: Sexual harrasment, Workers

Developing effective means of addressing the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace is becoming an increasingly important concern for companies in all parts of the world. Apart from the need to comply with legislative requirements, failure to adequately address the issue of sexual harassment can have very significant negative consequences for a company's image and its employees' loyalty and productivity. For the ILO, addressing the issue of sexual harassment is directly linked to the core concerns of improved working conditions and respect for the dignity of workers.

This publication is intended to give managers access to information about what is currently being done by a number of companies in their efforts to address sexual harassment through their policies and programmes. It is not intended to provide an exhaustive review of the field, nor does it represent an official ILO position or endorsement with regard to the various examples and cases covered by the survey on which it is based.

It is the first in a series of publications by the Employment Sector's Job Creation and Enterprise Department, which will make examples of company practice available to managers in emerging areas which pose important managerial challenges while touching on key ILO values and concerns.