Let's draw the line on sexual harassment

A guide to preventing and dealing with sexual harassment

What is sexual harassment and who is effected?

Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual attention with the intention or effect of being offensive, frightening, hostile, degrading, humiliating or annoying. Sexual harassment may range from sexual remarks about a person’s body and appearance, simulation of sexual movements, stroking, touching and assault. This may also include showing pictures with sexual content.

Let's draw the line on sexual harassment - six steps

Employees are entitled to a safe working environment without sexual harassment. Together, we can make systematic efforts to draw the line on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Step 1 - Assess risks

Step 1 - Assess risks

In cooperation with the employees, identify the risks  in the  workplace and implement preventive measures

Step 2 - Codes of conduct

Step 2 - Codes of conduct

Work together with the employees in developing rules on how to behave at work. Inform everyone about the code of conduct.

Step 3 - Standard operating procedures

Step 3 - Standard operating procedures

Develop procedures on how to report and follow-up incidents of sexual harassment. Inform all the employees about the procedure.  

Step 4 - Violation must lead to consequence

Step 4 - Violation must lead to consequence

A breach of procedures should have consequences for the person harassing, whether it’s colleagues, guests or clients.

Step 5 - Clarify management’s responsibility

Step 5 - Clarify management’s responsibility

Management has a responsibility and a leading role in preventing and dealing with incidents of sexual harassments.

Step 6 - Talk about sexual harassment

Step 6 - Talk about sexual harassment

Talking about sexual harassment and other forms of harassment at the workplace.

Activities and courses

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