Accompanying the tool is a leader's guide that includes step-by-step instructions for managers, tips for leading the session, and a script to lead the conversation. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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

“The time has come to begin a conversation about respect as a core value in our workplaces, so that our employees have a shared understanding about how they should treat one another,” says Patricia Harned, CEO of ECI. “Respect as a standard also provides a common language to help individuals raise and resolve sensitive concerns.”

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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.

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