Her lack of optimism was probably due to her poor experiences with harassment at her previous employment.
In 1996, a federal appeals court ruled that school officials can be held liable under the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution for not protecting gay and bisexual students from harassment and discrimination.
Your firm will have to develop hiring procedures, employee manuals, payroll information and employee training, not only on human resources issues, but social areas including ethics and sexual harassment.
A 2010 Pew Internet Research poll showed that 32 percent of teens have experienced some type of online harassment such as forwarding private information to others, posting an embarrassing photograph, spreading rumors, or making threats.
It's essential for all members of a company's staff to be aware of their rights and responsibilities when it comes to keeping the workplace free from conduct that is, or could be construed as, hostile environment harassment.