Preventing Harassment in a Virtual Workplace

Essential Guide

When employees shifted to a remote work environment at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many predicted the number of harassment claims would dramatically reduce, or the problem would go away altogether. However, video conferencing applications and a shift toward online interaction presented the opportunity for offensive acts to occur and instead of a reduction in employee complaints of harassment there has been an increase.

This essential guide presents the critical issues that have come into focus during the remote work era, including:

-Decline in face-to-face interaction
-Unwelcome behavior via online channels
-An increase in men experiencing unwelcome behavior
-Increased visibility into personal space
-An increase in awkward incidents and/or willingness to share personal details over video meetings or conference calls
-Employees treat the virtual environment like the “wild wild west”
-Reduced Potential for Micro Aggressive Behaviors

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