Diversity in organizations, while it has improved in the last 70 years, is still less than ideal. A recent study by the EEOC (Links to an external site.) https://www.eeoc.gov/select-task-force-study-harassment-workplace
has shown that despite changes in the law, changes in our cultural values and norms, and a wealth of money spent by organizations on training, that harassment based upon our diverse characteristics (sex (including sexual orientation, pregnancy, and gender identity), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, and/or genetic information) still happens with far to regular frequency. As a result, the EEOC has developed a training called “Respect in the Workplace” which “incorporate the report’s recommendations on compliance, workplace civility, and bystander intervention training.” The goal of the trainings is to have a real impact on workplace culture.
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