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Does Sex Harassment Training Work In Post-Filner Era?

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in court in San Diego, Dec. 9, 2013.

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Above: Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in court in San Diego, Dec. 9, 2013.

Does Sex Harassment Training Work?


Johnny C. Taylor, CEO, Society for Human Resource Management


San Diego Mayor Bob Filner handed the San Diego City Council his resignation five years ago today following accusations by several women that he sexually harassed them.

Since then, scandals involving inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace seem to have erupted everywhere in every profession, so much so that sexual harassment training is now mandatory in nearly every type of workplace: corporate, non-profit, academic.

But does the type of training that many of us receive actually work?

Yes and no, says Johnny C. Taylor, CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world's largest professional human relations professional society.

Taylor joins Midday Thursday to discuss what works and what does not.


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