Preventing Sexual Harassment Training for Employees – Online Course
It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general. Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.
Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted). The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.
This anti-harassment online training program will take approximately 30 minutes to finish and will address general guidelines for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. It will cover the following topics:
- Defining Sexual Harassment
- Potential Victims and Harassers
- Inappropriate Workplace Behaviors
- Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work
- What to do it it occurs
A printable certificate will be available upon successful completion of this online anti-harassment training course.