How to Use the Employer Toolkit

Reminder: The information provided in the Employer Toolkit and in this training are suggested best practices, and are not intended to provide legal advice. If you are uncertain at any point, please check with a lawyer on whether this information is appropriate for your organization. 

This toolkit provides practical resources to prevent and address workplace sexual harassment. By using the sample templates, an employer can help create a respectful workplace. Suggested steps to follow include:

1. Have a workplace sexual harassment policy.

a. Appoint a person with responsibility for the policy.

b. Communicate the policy to employees, managers, and customers.

c. Have employees complete the Bystander Training and submit the Certificate of Completion to the employee personnel file. 

d. Post Frequently Asked Questions on a company website and/or email to managers and employees.

2. Review the Employer Checklist which provides guidance on preventing and addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. 

3. Use the Risk Assessment Checklist to conduct an annual audit for workplace sexual harassment risks.

4. Review your communications practices.

5. Take all complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace seriously. Use the templates provided including the complaint form, interview form and checklist, confidentiality agreement, and investigation report template as guides through the complaint and investigation process. 

The contents of the Employer Toolkit, as well as our suggested steps, can be found in this handy document!