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Letter to Leaders & Swenson Insights

What’s The Humor In Sexual Harassment?

Lots of problems arise when humor turns bad. What can start as an innocent joke can often get totally blown out of proportion and turn from innocence to a hostile work environment. Here’s an article in today’s South Florida Sun-Sentinel on exactly that subject.

Managers need to prevent harassment from occurring – no silly jokes, no non-work-related e-mails and – when you see anything start, it’s your job to end it immediately.

Bottom line: There is nothing funny about sexual harassment.

Harassment is not necessarily what is said or done, but how it’s perceived.

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