By the time an employee lodges a sexual harassment complaint, its already too latetoo 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.