Two Philly Restaurants Are Hosting Sexual Harassment Trainings

The Coalition for Restaurant Safety and Health will offer workshops in English and in Spanish next week.

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The Coalition for Restaurant Safety and Health is teaming up with two Philly restaurants to train restaurant staff and managers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

On Monday, May 21st from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m., Rex 1516 will host a training conducted in English. On Wednesday, May 23rd from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m., a training in Spanish will be conducted at El Compadre. Both trainings will present tools to prevent and stop sexual harassment in the workplace in addition to how to implement an effective anti-harassment policy in restaurants.

The trainings are held in partnership with the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, Women Organized Against Rape, and the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health.

According to CRSH, restaurants are responsible for the largest percentage of sexual harassment complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission when compared with any other industry in the United States. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and hostile verbal or physical conduct based on gender, whether or not sexual overtures are involved.

The restaurant sector is the fifth-largest employer in Philadelphia, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics figures, and accounts for 12,000 establishments and more than 113,000 workers in the city.

For more information on the trainings, email [email protected] To report harassment, call CRSH’s hotline at 267-571-6720.