According to the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), at least 54% of employees face some form of workplace harassment.
Shillington, PA (PRWEB) November 07, 2012
Pennsylvania insurance agency, Ira G. Mohler & Son Inc., encourages employers and employees in the PA community to take a stand against bullying and harassment in the workplace in light of a recent report detailing some alarming statistics.
According to the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), at least 54% of employees face some form of workplace harassment. The study was conducted based on 500 respondents and 92 companies. It also reported that 79% of the victims were women, while 21% were men. Such statistics cannot be ignored. With over half of employees being harassed, it is time to take a stand!
Business owners of Pennsylvania should consider the following tactics in order to reduce harassment in the workplace:
- Create a strong “Discrimination Policy” with a clear definition of harassment. All employees must read and sign this policy.
- Implement a strict set of consequences and take action when need be.
- Establish a presence in the office to keep an eye out (assign a manager do so).
- Never ignore smoke signals, red flags or employee complaints.
- Hold educational seminars to keep employees on their best behavior.
- Design a procedure for employees to follow in order to file a confidential complaint.
Allowing harassment to exist in the workplace will only lead to trouble including lawsuits or claims on companies’ employment practices liability insurance policies. All it takes is one employee to file a suit against a company to cause a stir and possibly a financial disaster. Luckily, the agents at Ira G. Mohler & Son Inc. are here to help eliminate this issue with the tips listed above, as well as provide IL business owners with comprehensive and affordable Pennsylvania business insurance including EPLI coverage. For a free quote, do not hesitate to contact the agency.
About Ira G. Mohler & Son Inc.:
Ira Mohler Insurance, founded by Ira G. Mohler in 1936, has been providing quality, affordable insurance products to Pennsylvania residents for over 75 years. They are a multi-line independent insurance agency representing over 50 companies, enabling them to offer the best, most affordable insurance solutions. They specialize in commercial insurance such as benefit programs, workers compensation, and business continuation programs, while also offering personal programs such as automobile, home, life, health, and disability.