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Sexual Harassment


Although anyone can be a victim of sexual harassment, women tend to report it more frequently. It is essential for companies to provide a safe working environment for all employees by prioritizing the safety of women in the trucking community and preventing sexual harassment. Drive My Way provides trucking companies, fleet owners, and trucking managers with definitions of sexual harassment, as well as some tips on how to prevent and handle sexual harassment.

What is considered sexual harassment?

  • Quid Pro Quo: an explicit request or demand from a person of power
  • Hostile Work Environment: can be anything ranging from unwanted speech, unwanted touching, or unwanted attention.

What can be done to prevent sexual harassment?

  • Put policies in place: Make sure to implement and communicate a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment in your workplace. All policies should be straightforward, easy to understand, and made known to all employees in your company.
  • Training: All drivers, recruiters, managers, and other employees should be trained on your policies regarding sexual harassment and how to report it. Consider offering safety training for your employees to help prepare and educate them for certain situations.
  • Reporting: Have an open-door policy regarding sexual harassment. Make reporting as easy and comfortable as possible for your employees by having a designated check-in person.
  • Accountability: To prevent and stop sexual harassment from occurring, make sure that complaints are taken seriously by all and involved employees are held responsible for their actions.