Workplace harassment can take a long time to address. Unlike, say, an injury or theft, an instance of harassment may only come to light months or years after the fact. Indeed, among the many news stories about harassment circulating through the media are accounts that date back decades.
As the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission can tell you, it's organizational conditions — and not the actions or characteristics of lone individuals — that are "the most powerful predictors of whether harassment will happen." In the "Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace" report, the EEOC decided to focus on "a number of environmental risk factors — organizational factors or conditions that may increase the likelihood of harassment."
The commission has called out 13 risk factors for harassment. Six of these stand out as being easy to spot at dealerships.