Reading Time: 1 minuteWhat behaviors are considered sexual misconduct at work? Kathleen Reardon, professor emerita, USC’s Marshall School of Business has created a range of sexual misconduct at work. She writes in HBR:
It is meant to be used as a guideline for men, women, and organizations in identifying the levels of offenses that can harm work relationships or perpetuate hostile work environments.
This includes sexual harassment, abuse, and mild to moderate offenses.
Reardon explains the difference between sexual misconduct and offensive behavior.
Questions for Class Discussion:
How can managers use the Spectrum of Sexual Misconduct At Work (SSMW), to train employees?
How can understanding the Spectrum of Sexual Misconduct At Work (SSMW), improve work culture, and lower the risk of conflict or legal action?
What other forms of sexual misconduct are there, besides offensive behavior directed at women from men?