A new Medical Group Management Association Stat poll shows some healthcare practices still lack a sexual harassment policy. The Dec. Eighty-four percent of respondents said yes, while 12 percent said no. Four percent were unsure.
Time magazine called them the Silence Breakers. Just the arm of a sixth woman is shown. Time reported that she told the human resources department at the hospital where she works that an executive repeatedly propositioned her. Women are speaking up about sexual harassment and assault, and scores of men have lost their positions and reputations.
Managers need to understand more than the basic rights and wrongs surrounding workplace harassment. They also need a healthy dose of empathy, one that helps them appreciate not only the business implications of maintaining a respectful workplace, but the emotional aspects as well. This course is also California AB compliant.