Sexual Harassment training is mandatory in the of California for companies with 50 or more employees.  Therefore, one of the most prudent and cost-effective ways that a company may protect itself from a costly sexual harassment law suit is to use Psychometric Testing. "Psychometric testing is the field of study that measures knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and personality traits." Robin McKay wrote:  "Broadly speaking there are two strategies for testing job candidates.  These can be classified

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"Analytics involves studying the effects of certain decision or events, or to evaluate the performance of a given scenario.  The goal of analytics is to improve the business by gaining knowledge which can be used to make improvements or changes." "Plaintiffs continue to sue employers for Sexual Harassment in ever increasing numbers."  In order for companies to address these concerns professional investigators will perform a workplace analysis to accurately determine the particulars of a complaint.

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Sexual Harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct including to all those in the work environment who must witness or overhear the conduct.  Some forms of unwelcome conduct include the following: Unwelcome sexual advances Flirting Teasing (can become very aggressive) Jokes Innuendos Suggestive looks Touching Body language etc… These types of behaviors constitute non-normative conduct for the work environment.  Such behavior is the deconstruction of person-hood through sexual objectification. Sexual objectification "can be roughly defined as the seeing and/or treatment

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Sexual violence against women in the workplace has a long and disturbing history according to researcher Louis F Fitzgerald.  He notes the following: "Sexual Harassment has been a fixture of the workplace since women first began to work outside the home.  Although true epidemiological studies do not exist, large scale surveys of working women suggest that approximately 1 of every 2 women will be harassed at some point during their academic or working lives.  The

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Louise F. Fitzgerald is an able and thorough researcher who has carefully documented the unfortunate reality of sexual violence against women in the workplace that extends back to Colonial America. Leaping forward in time, however, this researcher notes that under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 unwelcome sexual behavior in the workplace became theoretically illegal, but it was not until 1980 that a legal definition of sexual harassment came into existence. It was the Equal Employment Opportunity

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The Psycho-Somatic Impact of Sexual Abuse

Posted by Dr. Josiah Rich on January 01, 2000
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The physician-theologian Luke recorded a very extraordinary narrative in chapter 13:10-13 of his Gospel document.  The narrative report begins by stating that Jesus had been teaching in a synagogue on a Sabbath day.  It was both his custom, and practice to teach on the Sabbath day. Luke records that while Jesus was teaching, a woman appeared in the synagogue that had a very interesting medico-spiritual condition.  She had a Spirit of infirmity (weakness) that had

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ABC’s of Prevention: ASK the Offender to STOP

Posted by Jill Scala on January 01, 2000
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A:   Ask the offender to stop.   Is this REALISTIC? Problem: A comment I often hear is “why don’t people just address the problem before it gets out of hand.”  Employee’s SHOULD just let people know if they are upset. Great in theory, however, research reflects that conflict avoidance is more the norm for a variety of reasons including: Fear Retaliation Face saving Lack of confidence Power difference and more Reality:  Crucial Conversations Co-Author Joseph

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The classic novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde is about a supremely self-centered individual who made a wish that a painted portrait of himself would age and he would not.  The disturbing wish was granted and he spent his timeless youth in the pursuit of ruinous sensual indulgence. Those who saw him could not believe the many sordid tales of his moral abandon and sexual mischief because they believed that such behavior

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I have received training as a Sexual Assault Victim Counselor and Advocate in accordance with the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and in compliance with Evidence Code 1035.2 of the State of California.  During one training session the assistant DA told us of a case in which a young man was brought to trial for sexual assault upon a minor female.  There was an incredible amount of evidence presented in the trial by the assistant

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The destructive power of incest and sexual abuse has been ably captured by the the prophetic genius of its survivors: "My father had forever deserted me, leaving me only with memories which set an eternal barrier between me and my fellow creatures…[His] unlawful and detestable passion had poured its poison into my ears, and changed all my blood, so that it was no longer the kindly stream that supports life but a cold fountain of

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