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Prevention & Response of Sexual Assault & Misconduct

From workplace harassment to sexual assault allegations, having systems in place for prevention and response can better ensure these situations are avoided.
Do you know what to say to a customer or employee when they report being harassed or abused?
Do you know what to say to the alleged perpetrator?

What standard will you use to make a decision about whether to retain or discharge your employee?

Redirect is here to consult with companies and organizations on the best ways to identify, interrupt, prevent, and respond to inappropriate behavior like sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and other employee misconduct.

Our Solution: Rapid Response Investigations

As incidents of employee misconduct, including sexual assault and harassment, become more acknowledged and scrutinized in our society, there has been a need for innovation in incident response. Redirect blends forensic psychology with professional investigation to investigate allegations of misconduct using an approach that is scientific, trauma-informed, and objective.

Scientific

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.

Trauma-Informed

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.

Objective

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.

How it Works

Within 24 hours of receiving a complaint, a Redirect Specialist reaches out to the employer to begin the investigation. The Specialist then conducts telephonic interviews with all parties involved in the incident, including the complainant, witnesses, and the respondent. They also gather any other pertinent sources of information.
Redirect then produces a report that gives a detailed account of what is reported to have occurred, excluding extraneous information and keeping a narrow focus on the behavior that is germane to the code of conduct. The report provides the rationale behind the conclusions, allowing the employer to be informed before taking any employee-related action. Also, the report is suitable for legal or insurance purposes, in the event those actions occur.

The Importance of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Some say a reckoning is coming. The #metoo movement is not slowing down.

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. From cases of workplace harassment to sexual assault allegations, organizations that put the right prevention and response 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
“I can honestly say that I have learned valuable skills from Redirect. Everything from how to best approach employees to implementing better practices for training, and I feel more confident in my approach having Redirect as a part of our safety mission. Thank you for everything this company brings to the table.”
“I appreciate what your team is doing for us. You guys are doing work that is so important and so critical for us to run a business of high integrity, and you help us figure out when that’s not happening. Thank you.”

FAQs 

Do you offer sexual assault prevention and reponse training videos?

We produce training videos and documentation for employee learning management systems.

For which industries do you provide sexual misconduct prevention and response solutions?

  • Massage & Spa – We investigate incidents of alleged misconduct by massage therapists, aestheticians, and other professionals in the massage and spa setting. 
  • Restaurant & Hospitality – We investigate incidents of alleged misconduct, harassment, and other code of conduct violations in the restaurant, tavern, and hotel industries. 
  • In-Home Service Providers – We investigate incidents of alleged misconduct by in-home service providers, such as repair professionals, pet sitters, and senior care professionals. 
  • Rideshare Providers – We investigate incidents of alleged misconduct by rideshare drivers. 
  • Chiropractic – We investigate incidents of alleged misconduct by chiropractors and other chiropractic staff. 
  • Physicians & Healthcare – We investigate incidents of alleged misconduct by physicians, nurses, and other healthcare staff. 
  • Dental & Oral Care – We investigate incidents of alleged misconduct by dentists, dental assistants, and other oral care staff. 
  • Education – We investigate incidents of alleged misconduct in educational settings. 

Can you help us write our own prevention and response policy?

Addressing the problem of sexual assault and misconduct starts with having a framework that clearly defines what “misconduct” means in the context of your business or organization. Sexual assault prevention and response takes many shapes. Redirect helps companies design and implement a code of conduct that clearly addresses the behavior standards for employees. This allows managers to better enforce the standards and act with confidence.

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.”

Preventing sexual misconduct in the workplace requires a scientific, trauma-informed, and objective approach combined with the right plan.

What’s Your Plan?

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If your organization is serious about addressing and preventing sexual misconduct, Redirect can help.