Sponsored by the Office of External Relations in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business , the event featured professors David Sherwyn and Chris Anderson chairing panel discussions with industry experts about two important challenges currently facing hospitality leaders. Sherwyn opened the discussion by recalling the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and the recent allegations of sexual abuse against Harvey Weinstein, both of which greatly heightened national awareness of the problem of workplace sexual harassment. The Me Too movement that has grown out of the Weinstein scandal and others has created a platform for exerting pressure on workplace cultures that discourage sexual harassment reporting and fail to remedy hostile work environments. The panelists noted a general lack of knowledge, training, and education about sexual harassment in the workplace and that much work remains to be done in corporate culture assessment, workplace behavioral training, reinforcement of cultural values, and review of internal complaint processes. Employees, too, are often unclear about the difference between sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Training program aims to fight sexual harassment in hospitality industry
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MacLeod, principal of MacLeod Law Firm , says the training program for bars and restaurants may provide insight for other industries as well. MacLeod tells AdvocateDaily. They also require a written investigation procedure, and the person who investigates workplace harassment must receive appropriate training. According to the Star , the government has set aside funds for training that will also apply to community service, aboriginal school and university sectors, teaching workers to intervene safely. About 25, frontline hospitality workers will be trained.