Every day, we go to work expecting to be able to do our jobs without harassment or unneeded stress. Unfortunately, not everyone is granted that opportunity. In fact, there were over 26,000 reports of workplace harassment in 2018 alone. Obviously, a problem exists.
The only way to put a dent in the issue is to have strict guidelines in place and properly escalate any complaint received by management or HR. Failure to take the right steps could result in many negative consequences, including major lawsuits or reputational damage that could sink even the largest company.