Briefing 5.1
Workplace initiatives: the role of managers and supervisors

1. Introduction

Summary of key points

  •  Managers and supervisors have responsibilities in preventing sexual harassment.
  • Tools to support managers and supervisors, including training and human resources policies, can help to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Targeted training programmes can help managers and supervisors to reduce the incidence of sexual harassment, for example, by reducing production pressures.

The briefing provides guidance for training and awareness-raising of managers and supervisors, with a particular focus on practical initiatives for low/non-unionized workplaces. This includes measures to create a working environment that respects and empowers workers, builds human resources’ skills, and promotes social dialogue to enable workers to participate in the development of workplace policies.