The First Line of Defense: A Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment

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By the time an employee lodges a sexual harassment complaint, it’s already too late–too late to prevent the abuse, too late to do anything but try to punish the offender and compensate the victim, and maybe too late to avoid a costly litigation and an even more costly judgment. In The First Line of Defense, two leading organizational psychologists help companies give their employees the tools, skills, and training they need to recognize the early warning signs of potential sexual harassment relationships and defuse these situations before any actual harassment occurs.

In storytelling form, the human side of sexual harassment is presented in a way that everyone can understand. This enlightening guide breaks the harassment experience down into its component parts and:

  • analyzes the "rules" that underlie sexual harassment relationships
  • identifies the early warning signs of sexual harassment
  • arms potential victims with skills and techniques to deter sexual harassment
  • helps potential harassers change their behavior in ways that will alter the course of the relationship

Based on the authors’ innovative training program, recommended to clients by Chubb and Kemper, major national sellers of sexual harassment insurance, and supported by many insurance brokerage firms, including Willis, The Risk Practice, The First Line of Defense is an unparalleled resource for employers in industry and government who must find ways to protect employees at all levels from the pain, humiliation, and trauma of sexual harassment.

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WANDA DOBRICH, PhD, and STEVEN DRANOFF, PhD, are coprincipals of D&D Industrial Consultants, an organizational consulting firm, and Corporate Matters, Ltd., which creates and markets training materials on the prevention of sexual harassment for their corporate clients, including many Fortune 500 companies.

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Conscientious and concerned managers and employees want to reduce or eliminate any form of sexual harassment in the workplace. "The First Line of Defense" is a breakthrough in providing ways to achieve this goal. For the first time, we are given an understanding of how sexual harassment begins and how we can create a workplace that reduces the risk that it will occur. -- Linda Lamel, Esq., Former Executive Director, Risk Insurance & Management Society, The College of Insurance

This is a trail-blazing, insightful, and compassionate work in the psycho-social dynamics of sexual harassment and the knowledge needed to reduce its prevalence and manage its destructive consequences. It will be of enormous value to corporate executives, managers , human resource personnel, attorneys and anybody concerned with creating a secure and humane work-place. -- Ken Kressel, Ph. D., Professor of Psychology and Director, Program in conflict Management, Rutgers University

This is the most powerful tool I have endorsed in the eight years I have been involved in risk management for sexual harassment claims, to eradicate this tremendous problem in the workplace. It provides a comprehensive view of the issue, from all perspectives, in a way any reader can appreciate. Non-threatening, but informative, the authors offer practical solutions to engage employees in ways to avoid sexual harassment problems. This book belongs on the shelf of every risk manager, executive, human resource professional and employee. -- Adriana Metcalfe, Senior Vice President, Aon Risk Services

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