Construction workers get a bad rap: inappropriate work talk is everywhere. Even if you have a “thick skin” and work with people you know personally, someone’s going to get way too comfortable and turn off their filter.
Some things are obvious, but not to everyone.
As an HR services firm, we absolutely know the cost of off-color, unprofessional dialogue. The cost is money. So much money. Though we’ve extensively covered sexual harassment, as well as the HR concerns for companies in 2019, we haven’t provided specific examples of what this dialogue may be, nor given you the words to curb inappropriate behavior before it escalates.
So, we’ll be providing some example scenarios to explain the liability your company may have. These situations are the kind that gets brushed off and not handled and may not feel urgent to everyone. But, when you look at them from a liability perspective, they obviously are.