When everyone laughs at a dirty joke, you probably don’t think anything of it. After all, every television show you’ve ever seen shows the office as the correct place for sexually charged humor. But your office isn’t The Office and someone who habitually tells dirty jokes can create what is called a “hostile environment.” Even if everyone is laughing, someone may still be offended, and that’s the legal standard. If a reasonable person could be and is offended, you’ve just crossed into sexual harassment.
You need to ensure this doesn’t happen in your office. I spoke with Jimmy Lin, vice president of product management and corporate development at The Network, a firm that specializes in compliance issues. Sexual harassment training does come with some pitfalls. Here’s Lin’s advice–starting with what not to do:
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