Sexual Harassment
Prevention and Training

Sexual Harassment Prevention and Training Online Course

Sexual harassment in the workplace can have a devastating effect. Employees must be trained to know; what sexual harassment is, what to do if they are harassed, what to do if they witness harassment, how retaliation works and how to avoid it, and how to steer clear of being the instigator of harassment in the workplace. This dynamic and engaging course takes you through what you need to know utilizing different training techniques such as videos and scenarios along with written content.

Course Outline

INTRODUCTION

Building a Respectful Workplace

  • A fundamental right
  • Defining respect
  • Respect is in the eye of the beholder
  • What does a respectful workplace look like?
  • The benefits of a respectful workplace
  • Building a respectful workplace in four steps

RECOGNIZING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

Understanding Harassment and Discrimination

  • A healthy environment
  • What is discrimination?
  • Intention vs. Impact
  • Limited exceptions to the rule
  • What is harassment?
  • 4 types of harassment
  • A self-assessment

4 Workplace Anti-Discrimination Laws

  • A discrimination-free workplace
  • An employer’s obligation 
  • 4 workplace anti-discrimination laws
  • The Equal Pay Act
    • Is There an Illegal Pay Gap?
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
    • Protected characteristics
    • Ensuring compliance
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
    • Ensuring compliance
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act
    • Ensuring compliance
  • State and city anti-discrimination laws
  • Is it illegal discrimination?
  • The right to a discrimination-free workplace

What Is Sexual Harassment?

  • A terrible reality
  • What is sexual harassment?
  • Unlawful sexual harassment
  • What sexual harassment isn’t
  • Sexual harassment examples
  • 2 types of illegal sexual harassment
  • Quid Pro Quo
    • An exchange
  • Hostile Work Environment
    • An abusive workplace
    • What makes a workplace hostile?
  • Apply your understanding
  • The psychological and professional impact of sexual harassment
    • The impact of Lilia’s experience 

4 Forms of Sexual Harassment and Their Consequences

  • A serious issue with serious consequences
  • 4 forms of sexual harassment
  • The bottom line
  • Sexual harassment is bad for business
  • Consider this
  • Potential consequences for the harasser
  • Increase your self-awareness
  • Have I ever?
  • What do you do?

PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

What To Do if You’re Being Sexually Harassed at Work

  • The dreaded question
  • What is retaliation? 
  • What retaliation looks like
  • What can you do if you’re harassed?
  • Documenting harassment
  • Check your understanding
  • Recovering from harassment

Bystander Intervention

  • What should you do?
  • What is bystander intervention—and why is it important?
  • Reasons people don’t intervene
  • 3 stages of intervention
  • How to intervene safely and effectively
  • What do you do?
  • A unique responsibility

Next Steps

  • Progress check

CONCLUSION

Summary

  • Key takeaways
  • It doesn’t stop here

FINAL QUIZ

The Cost Of Not Training

The cost of sexual harassment allegations and filings is staggering.  In 2021 the EOCC reported that over 61 million dollars were awarded in monetary benefits in 2021.  This does not include all of the legal fees that would also be associated with such court cases.

A man touching a woman on her shoulder making her uncomfortable along with a banner that states that this course is for supervisors

Supervisor Course Outline

INTRODUCTION

 

Building a Respectful Workplace

  • A fundamental right
  • Defining respect
  • Respect is in the eye of the beholder
  • What does a respectful workplace look like?
  • The benefits of a respectful workplace
  • Building a respectful workplace in four steps




RECOGNIZING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

 

Understanding Harassment and Discrimination

  • A healthy environment
  • What is discrimination?
  • Intention vs. Impact
  • Limited exceptions to the rule
  • What is harassment?
  • 4 types of harassment
  • A self-assessment



4 Workplace Anti-Discrimination Laws

  • A discrimination-free workplace
  • An employer’s obligation 
  • 4 workplace anti-discrimination laws
  • The Equal Pay Act
    • Is There an Illegal Pay Gap?
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
    • Protected characteristics
    • Ensuring compliance
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
    • Ensuring compliance
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act
    • Ensuring compliance
  • State and city anti-discrimination laws
  • Is it illegal discrimination?
  • The right to a discrimination-free workplace

 

What Is Sexual Harassment?

  • A terrible reality
  • What is sexual harassment?
  • Unlawful sexual harassment
  • What sexual harassment isn’t
  • Sexual harassment examples
  • 2 types of illegal sexual harassment
  • Quid Pro Quo
    • An exchange
  • Hostile Work Environment
    • An abusive workplace
    • What makes a workplace hostile?
  • Apply your understanding
  • The psychological and professional impact of sexual harassment
    • The impact of Lilia’s experience 



4 Forms of Sexual Harassment and Their Consequences

  • A serious issue with serious consequences
  • 4 forms of sexual harassment
  • The bottom line
  • Sexual harassment is bad for business
  • Consider this
  • Potential consequences for the harasser
  • Increase your self-awareness
  • Have I ever?
  • What do you do?

 

PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

What To Do if You’re Being Sexually Harassed at Work

  • The dreaded question
  • What is retaliation? 
  • What retaliation looks like
  • What can you do if you’re harassed?
  • Documenting harassment
  • Check your understanding
  • Recovering from harassment

 

Bystander Intervention

  • What should you do?
  • What is bystander intervention—and why is it important?
  • Reasons people don’t intervene
  • 3 stages of intervention
  • How to intervene safely and effectively
  • What do you do?
  • A unique responsibility

Next Steps

  • Progress check

ADDITIONAL SUPERVISOR TRAINING

Preventing Sexual Harassment as a Supervisor

  • Start at the beginning
  • The importance of prevention
  • 5 tips to prevent sexual harassment
  • A supervisor’s role

Responding to Sexual Harassment Complaints

  • Your legal responsibility
  • Imagine this
  • What’s considered a complaint?
  • The dos and don’ts of responding to complaints
    • Do this:
    • Don’t do that:
  • Dealing with the alleged harasser
  • A final note on personal liability

CONCLUSION

Summary

  • Key takeaways
  • It doesn’t stop here

FINAL QUIZ

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