Impactful Services

Preventing sexual harassment and discrimination

Since its founding in 1994, Japan Intercultural Consulting has provided training on the prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination, conducted in Japanese both in Japan and to Japanese expatriates assigned to the overseas operations of Japanese-affiliated companies.

Our sexual harassment and discrimination prevention seminars are designed to familiarize participants with the social and legal environment affecting business, with an emphasis on the local culture and legal requirements in the country where the seminar is being conducted. It includes an explanation of how discrimination is defined, government guidelines concerning sexual harassment, specific examples of what behaviors constitute sexual harassment, topics that should be avoided in interviews and other conversations, what to do if you are a victim of sexual harassment, and how to respond to a complaint. Case studies and even a quiz are designed to hold interest and tie the contents to real-life business situations.

The overall goal of the seminar is to raise participants’ awareness of sexual harassment and discrimination so they can react sensitively and appropriately when issues arise in the workplace, and be aware of when assistance is required from the human resource department.

In the United States, we offer versions of our course that are compliant with state mandates in California (AB 1825, AB 2053, and Senate Bill 396), New York (AB 8421/SB 6577), and Connecticut (Section 46a-54 (15) (B) and 46a-54-204). The California course is fully updated and satisfies new requirements to cover abusive conduct as well as harassment based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

We also offer e-learnings in Japanese on sexual harassment, including versions for California, Connecticut, and soon, New York. Please note that although our online courses provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts, we do recommend that companies also offer in-person sessions to provide for more interaction and more in-depth coverage.