It has become more important both ethically and economically for businesses to protect themselves and their workers from sexually inappropriate conduct. The sooner victims feel comfortable coming forward, the less likely the organization will suffer from a PR and personnel disaster.
But to encourage victims and witnesses to come forward, there must be greater anonymity and protection for those that speak out. Here at Continental Message Solution, we can act as a secure and confidential third party and manage a 24 hour a day sexual harassment hotline that encourages stakeholders to speak out.
Benefits of a Anonymous Sexual Harassment Hotline Service
Our sexual harassment and ethics hotline provides an important service for corporations of all sizes. Businesses need to be prepared for every possible issue that may arise, and a third party hotline allows both whistleblowers and businesses to protect themselves in several important ways. These include:
- Anonymity and Discretion – Those that feel they need to report an instance of sexual harassment will be able to report it anonymously, with less risk of threat or retaliation. This benefits not only the whistleblower but the company as well, by ensuring there is less risk of escalation.
- Protocol Compliance – Sexual harassment hotlines also provide a clear protocol that whistleblowers can use to share concerns or report behavior. It allows problems to be addressed early, and gives a safe space for someone to file a report without as much concern about fallout. It then allows you to follow all proper protocols with fewer biases.
- Discourage Improper Behavior – Anonymous reporting also acts as a deterrent to those that may abuse their position, knowing that a secure, third party reporting system is available for complainants.
Sexual harassment hotlines can help companies become compliant with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). It also creates a more ethical corporate culture and provides a valuable service that improves employee satisfaction.
Setup Your Sexual Harassment Support Line with CMS
In today’s post #MeToo world, a sexual harassment hotline service from CMS is an important step in protecting your business, its reputation, and the safety of your employees. With affordable rates, professional service, and 24 hour, 100% US based call centers, we at CMS are available to set up and manage your sexual harassment hotline.