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The First Line of Defense: A Guide to Protecting Yourself Against Sexual Harassment

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The First Line of Defense: A Guide to Protecting Yourself Against Sexual Harassment

Wanda Dobrich, Steven Dranoff

ISBN: 978-0-471-35358-4 May 2000 256 Pages

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Description

By the time an employee lodges a sexual harassment complaint,it's already too late-too late to prevent the abuse, toolate to do anything but try to punish the offender and compensatethe victim, and maybe too late to avoid a costly litigation and aneven more costly judgment. In The First Line of Defense, twoleading organizational psychologists help companies give theiremployees the tools, skills, and training they need to recognizethe early warning signs of potential sexual harassmentrelationships and defuse these situations before any actualharassment occurs.

In storytelling form, the human side of sexual harassment ispresented in a way that everyone can understand. This enlighteningguide breaks the harassment experience down into its componentparts and:
* analyzes the "rules" that underlie sexual harassmentrelationships
* identifies the early warning signs of sexual harassment
* arms potential victims with skills and techniques to detersexual harassment
* helps potential harassers change their behavior in ways thatwill alter the course of the relationship

Based on the authors' innovative training program,recommended to clients by Chubb and Kemper, major national sellersof sexual harassment insurance, and supported by many insurancebrokerage firms, including Willis, The Risk Practice, The FirstLine of Defense is an unparalleled resource for employers inindustry and government who must find ways to protect employees atall levels from the pain, humiliation, and trauma of sexualharassment.
Introduction

Prologue The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

One We Teach Others How to Treat Us

Two Bad Manners or Sexual Harassment?

Three Not All Acts of Hostility Are Created Equal

Four Speak Now or You'll Forever Have No Peace

Five Sexual Harassment Is Subtle to Whom?

Six His Quid for Her Quo

Seven Don't Ask, Don't Tell Won't Work

Eight Reasonable Person or Unreasonable Act?

Nine The Morning After

Ten Recovery Starts at the Top

Epilogue

Appendix Field Manual: Identifying, Reporting, and MonitoringSexual Harassment

Index