Course Length: One Day

Course Overview

This training program is designed to help you acquaint others with the basics of preventing sexual harassment at work and handling complaints when they do occur. In this course, participants will learn to recognize actions that would be considered sexual harassment under most laws, learn how to set up procedures to deal with sexual harassment complaints, and understand how to prevent sexual harassment in the organization.

Understanding Sexual Harassment

  • How Did Sexual Harassment Come About?
  • How Prevalent Is Sexual Harassment?
  • The Victims and the Accused
  • Social Stereotypes
  • What Is Sexual Harassment?
  • Vicarious Employer Liability
  • Potential Costs of Legal Defense and Damages
  • Sexual Harassment vs. Sex Discrimination

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

  • Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work
  • Communicating the Policy
  • Instituting a Training Program
  • Counseling Employees Who Have Felt Harassed

Handling Sexual Harassment Complaints

  • The Investigation
  • Conducting Interviews
  • Resolving the Complaint
  • Assessing Your Organization
  • Government Agencies and the Courts

Maintaining a Positive Work Environment

  • Valuing a Harassment-Free Workplace
  • Case Study: Tom, the Killjoy?
  • Putting a Stop to Unwelcome Behavior
  • Assess Your Workplace