Ethena Delaware Sexual Harassment Training Course Primer
Diamonds are an employee’s best friend (or something to that effect). So, it’s no surprise that The Diamond State offers support to those who work there. Here are Delaware’s sexual harassment training resources and updates for employees who may experience or witness harassment at work.
What’s Delaware’s Sexual Harassment law?
The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits sexual harassment.
Did you know? Ethena launched in 2020 with Harassment Prevention training. Check out our course page for more information about bringing compliance training for today’s teams to your organization.
What is Sexual Harassment in Delaware?
Under the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act (19 Del C. Section 7111A(g)), sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination and refers to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.
Under the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act, sexual harassment refers to a wide variety of conduct and takes one of two forms: quid pro quo or hostile work environment.
What is Hostile Work Environment or Quid Pro Quo harassment? Read more on our Sexual Harassment 101 Page.
How to Report Sexual Harassment in Delaware
If you witness or experience sexual harassment in Delaware, inform a manager, your workplace’s equal employment opportunity officer, or human resources as soon as possible. You can also report sexual harassment to the Delaware Department of Labor Office of Anti-Discrimination.
Call 302-761-8200 or 302-424-1134 or visit the intake form to learn how to file a complaint or report discrimination.
The Delaware Department of Labor can investigate or mediate your report and may be able to help you collect lost wages and other damages.
Supervisors are required by law to report and address discrimination and harassment in a reasonable manner. Read more on our Sexual Harassment 101 Page.
Workplace Retaliation in Delaware
It is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on sex or for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act.
Why Harassment Training is a Priority
Sexual harassment is pervasive. A 2018 Pew survey found 59% of women and 27% of men reported experiencing sexual harassment. Of those that reported sexual harassment, 69% of women and 61% of men experienced it at work or both at work and outside of work.
These numbers matter. They mean you may have experienced harassment at work. And if you haven’t, your friends and colleagues likely have.
Harassment profoundly impacts a person at work, including lower job satisfaction, greater attrition, and physical and emotional harm.
Being treated unlawfully at work is bad for you and for your workplace.