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Office interaction “Unfortunately, the decline in face-to-face interaction didn’t result in a decline in sexual harassment incidents,” says Christina Gialleli. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The shift to remote work and hybrid work models has sparked the need for companies to revise polices and develop new ones to address new concerns. One topic that many HR departments may have overlooked in their revisions: sexual harassment in the workplace.

Sexual harassment training had been a priority for many companies pre-pandemic, driven by the #MeToo movement and other high-profile sexual harassment cases. But with employees working remotely, the risk of in-person incidents plummeted, but the issue has not gone away.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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