Sexual Assault & Rape
Sexual Assault & Rape Prevention in the Workplace
As incidents of employee misconduct, including criminal misconduct like sexual assault and rape, become more acknowledged and scrutinized in our society, there has been a need for innovation in incident response.
In addition to prevention training for sexual assault and rape, Redirect investigates all allegations of sexual assault and other forms of misconduct using an approach that is scientific, trauma-informed, and objective.
The scope of an investigation should be driven by the behavioral requirements set forth in the code of conduct, or the referral question. Information should be gathered through multiple methods and guided by an understanding of trauma and offending behavior. The behavioral-based conclusion should consider logical alternative explanations and be the best fit—requiring the least inferential leap—to the available data.
Our Specialists understand that the trauma that may result from incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other misconduct can manifest in a variety of ways. The interview questions and techniques employed should reflect this knowledge and create a respectful, empathic approach that results in an experience that is as comfortable as possible, given the circumstances, and that maximizes the chances of obtaining reliable and relevant information.
In cases of sexual harassment and other forms of misconduct, all people conducting the investigation should be free of personal and financial relationships that might constitute conflicts of interest and thus impair their judgment and impartiality.
Why Sexual Assault & Rape Prevention in the Workplace?
Claims of an unsafe or hostile workplace can lead to lawsuits, executive firings, employee protests, or walkouts. Aggrieved customers, through social media, can target companies that do not respond appropriately, threatening scandal or even the company’s viability.
However, we see this environment as an opportunity. Organizations that put the right systems in place can give employees the freedom to speak up, create a safe work environment, and earn the trust of their staff and customers.
Imagine your employees saying:
- I love working here
- I feel safe working here
- I feel supported by my company
- I can tell my story to someone who understands
Imagine your managers saying:
- I have the confidence to handle crisis situations
- I have a well-documented, behavior-based report to inform my decision-making
- My team trusts me to be fair and impartial
- I am working with a partner in this process I can trust
Can you train our business managers or HR staff to conduct sexual assault investigations?
We do not train managers or human resources staff to conduct investigations, because we believe that all people conducting the investigation should be free of personal and financial relationships that might constitute conflicts of interest and thus impair their judgment and impartiality.
For which industries do you provide sexual assault and rape prevention training?
- Massage & Spa – We provide training to massage therapists, aestheticians, and other professionals in the massage and spa setting.
- Restaurant & Hospitality – We train workers in the restaurant, tavern, and hotel industries.
- In-Home Service Providers – We train in-home service providers, such as repair professionals, pet sitters, and senior care professionals.
- Rideshare Providers – We provide training to rideshare drivers
- Chiropractic – We train chiropractors and other chiropractic staff.
- Physicians & Healthcare – We provide training to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare staff.
- Dental & Oral Care – We train dentists, dental assistants, and other oral care staff.
- Education – We provide training to staff in educational settings.
What topics do you discuss in training rape and sexual assault prevention?
As part of rape and sexual assault prevention training in the workplace, a few of the topics we cover include:
- Effects of Trauma
- Nature of Offending Behavior and What to Do About It
- Why an Investigation is More Than Just “He Said, She Said”
From Our Clients
“As a manager, no matter how hard you try, there is always a personal feeling involved when it’s your team that makes it impossible to stay unbiased.”
From Our Clients
“Everything went well. Redirect even provided a translator. I like the process being in someone else’s hands to help make the decision.”
From Our Clients
“If I get a complaint about someone who is billing 40 hours a week, am I really not going to think to myself, ‘I don’t want to lose this person?’ Probably not. And using Redirect, it is completely unbiased.”
From Our Clients
“I’ve never forgotten the presentation. It was that impactful. It’s rare in life that you sit down as a passive member of an audience and pay more attention, have an awakening. It was a very profound presentation. It made me contemplate long after it was over. I walked away with a sensitivity I did not have.”
Preventing sexual misconduct in the workplace requires a scientific, trauma-informed, and objective approach combined with the right plan.
What’s Your Plan?
If your organization is serious about addressing and preventing sexual misconduct, Redirect can help.