Training Tips for Preventing Male-on-Male Sexual Harassment

Workplace training should stress that men can be victims, too.

While the common stereotype of sexual harassment is a male supervisor making unwanted advances toward a female employee, the EEOC in some well-publicized recent cases has underscored the liability companies face from male-on-male sexual harassment. To avoid ending up the target of a lawsuit or an EEOC investigation, in-house attorneys should make sure that sexual harassment training stresses that it is just as illegal for a man to harass another man based on sex as it is to harass a woman, employment attorneys say.

"Training should increase awareness that male on male harassment is prohibited by law," says Ron Chapman, Jr., a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins.

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