The Ethics & Compliance Initiative is offering employers afree case study, #RespectAtWork,designed to help managers facilitate a conversation with theiremployees about ways to respond to sexual misconduct, and the importance ofworking together to maintain a respectful workplace.

“The time has come to begin a conversation about respect as a corevalue in our workplaces, so that our employees have a sharedunderstanding about how they should treat one another,” saysPatricia Harned, CEO of ECI. “Respect as a standard also provides acommon language to help individuals raise and resolve sensitiveconcerns.”

The resource contains a case study handout that can bedistributed to employees in the context of a meeting. Accompanyingthis is a leader's guide that includes step-by-step instructionsfor managers, tips for leading the session, and a script to leadthe conversation. Questions for discussion are also included.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.