Sexual Harassment Prevention for Employees

Learn what sexual harassment is, how it pertains to the work environment, and the ways to report and prevent it.
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Welcome to Sexual Harassment Prevention for Employees from LearnSmart.

Sexual harassment is a constant presence in America's workplaces and is a form of employment discrimination prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. To prevent harassment, we need to understand it. For many people, “sexual harassment" is an emotionally-charged topic loaded with confusion and uncertainty.

The topics that will be covered in this course will provide any employee a comprehensive explanation of what sexual harassment, how you to recognize sexual harassment in todays work environment, what to do when it happens, and how protect yourself employees from this type of behavior.

This course is designed to meet California State Compliant Standards (AB1825 & AB2053). Whether you live or work in California, or have Business relationships with companies in California this course includes specific references to California laws regarding Sexual Harassment training.

Course Breakdown:

Section 1: In the pre-assessment quiz you'll face questions that test your current workplace knowledge, get to know your strengths and weaknesses.

Section 2: Define sexual harassment and the concepts in sexual harassment and delve into what abusive

    Section 3: Be able to recognize the different types of harassing behaviors and understand the motivations behind these behaviors

    Section 4: Understand harassment in todays workplace by reviewing topics that include the rise in male cases of sexual harassment, and the rise in technology and the workplace and how this can also be applied for sexual harassment. Apply the right steps to take when/if online harassment is experienced and develop a positive work environment.

    Section 5: Final Exam

    The content in this course comes from California State Compliant Standards (AB1825 & AB2053).

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    What are the requirements?

    • No prerequisites -a computer with internet

    What am I going to get from this course?

    • This course meets the California Compliant Sexual Harassment Prevention for Employees (AB1825 & AB2053)
    • Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify sexual harassment and how to prevent it in the workplace.
    • You will be able to explain the nature of sexual harassment and the appropriate ways to respond to situations where harassment is taking place.
    • You will be able to identify the characteristics of sexual harassment and abusive conduct.

    What is the target audience?

    • This course is for training employees about Sexual Harassment Prevention.

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    Curriculum

    01:13

    This lecture contains an orientation video, showing how to find the supplemental materials.

    Section 1: Pre-Assessment
    5 questions

    Quizzes in your LearnSmart Online Training help you determine your level of command of the material covered in this training course.

    This Pre-Assessment quiz is designed so that you will be able to see the progression you have as you complete the course. Whether you have pre-existing knowledge or not, the answers given do not effect any scores or required for certification, but helps get you ready and in the mind-set of what this course will be covering.

    Section 2: Employee Sexual Harassment
    01:33

    This training on sexual harassment will cover not only how to recognize sexual harassment, but what to do when it happens — to you or someone else. We'll also cover how companies should respond with policies and procedures to protect their employees from this type of behavior.

    This lecture will introduce you to sexual harassment and the concepts in sexual harassment prevention.

    Topics Covered Include:
    • Topics Covered

    06:43

    In the United States, sexual harassment law has developed over the past several decades. Sexual harassment is a form of employment discrimination prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.

    This lecture will discuss the meaning of sexual harassment and the threat it poses an employee.

    Topics Covered Include:
    • Sexual Harassment Defined
    • Quid Pro Quo
    • Hostile Work Environment
    05:18

    While sexual harassment is a term most workers know, abusive conduct may not be as familiar. Are these terms referring to the same thing? If not, what is abusive conduct? Abusive conduct is workplace behavior that is offensive, hostile, and unrelated to an employer's business interests.

    This lecture will discuss the meaning of abusive conduct, and the threat it poses an employee.

    Topics Covered Include:
    • Abusive Conduct
    • Abusive Conduct is Bullying
    • Addressing Abusive Conduct
    Section 3: Harassing Behaviors
    01:47

    In the workplace, you'll observe harassing behavior expressed through words, actions, touch, symbols, or images. It's necessary to spell these out so that you're aware of what unacceptable behavior is.


    This lecture will discuss the categories of Sexual Harassment, and what each category looks like so that a manager can better recognize them.


    Topics Covered Include:
    • Harassing Behaviors

    03:29

    Harassment takes a wide variety of forms from mild to severe. The behavior may range from a harmful joke to physical assault. Whether a particular behavior is defined as illegal harassment depends largely on whether the behavior is unwelcome.


    This lecture will discuss the meaning of unwelcome behavior, and how it can contribute to sexual harassment.


    Topics Covered Include:
    • Physical Assault
    • Unwelcome Behavior
    • Abusive Conduct
    • Healthy Workplace Bill
    03:54
    Addressing a co­-worker or student with terms of endearment, such as “honey,” “darling,” or “babe.” Is this welcome, unwelcome, or does it depend? Addressing a co-­worker or student by any of these names may be unwelcome behavior.


    This lecture will discuss the ways of performing an unwelcome behavior test to make sure behavior is never unwelcome.


    Topics Covered Include:
    • Unwelcome Behavior Test
    • Guidelines to Avoid Committing Unwelcome Behavior
    • Questions to Ask
    01:10
    When dealing with behaviors and choices that could lead to a sexual harassment complaint, your intent is irrelevant. It is only the impact of your choice that has relevance. This could be the impact on the work or school environment, or the offended individual.

    This lecture will discuss the relationship between intent and impact, and how it can play a role in sexual harassment.

    Topics Covered Include:
    • Intent vs. Impact


    01:40

    This lecture will discuss examples of intent vs. impact.

    00:31

    Harassing behavior shows great disrespect. Nobody is likely to accidentally or deliberately harass someone he or she respects. Despite some claims of oversensitivity, most adults understand the meaning of harassment - just as they know the meaning of teasing.


    This lecture will discuss the importance of understanding the meaning of harassment when trying to prevent sexual harassment.


    Topics Covered Include:

    • Respect
    01:03

    Most of us love a good laugh. Humor can relieve tension and energize us, but teasing and sarcasm are high-­risk ways of communicating. Does this mean that all fun is out of order in the workplace? Absolutely not. But if the fun is at the expense of another person or group of people, it's risky.


    This lecture will discuss the risk of teasing and sarcasm within the workplace, and the importance of using caution when joking in the workplace.


    Topics Covered Include:

    • Humor
    01:02

    If unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature causes someone to take offense, it will be judged based on whether a "reasonable person" would find it offensive. This standard of a reasonable person has arisen from court attempts to interpret what behaviors should reasonably be considered sexual harassment.


    This lecture will discuss use of the "reasonable person" method, and how it is used to determine whether or not an unwelcome act can be constituted as harassment.


    Topics Covered Include:

    • Reasonable Person Standard
    01:35

    It is important to remember that there are no hard and fast rules regarding sexual harassment. Each situation must be judged on its own factors, including severity and duration, and viewed from the paradigm of “what would a reasonable person think?”


    This lecture will discuss role severity and duration play in a sexual harassment case, and the way they can be interpreted differently for each situation.


    Topics Covered Include:

    • Important Information
    03:07

    This lecture will give examples of the way severity and duration play a role in sexual harassment.

    00:59

    This lecture will discuss the dangers of favoritism in the workplace, and how it can be linked to sexual harassment.


    Topics Covered Include:

    • Favoritism
    • Federal Employment Housing Act
    03:18

    Sexual harassment often involves people of unequal authority, but it can occur between employees of equal rank and among other peers. Peer­-to-­peer harassment is often not difficult to stop. A direct and clear request to the offender to stop the behavior is generally effective.


    This lecture will discuss the different types of sexual harassment, and how to recognize them.


    Topics Covered Include:

    • Sexual Harassment Circumstances
    • Stopping Harassment
    • Same Sex Harassment
    • Third-Party Harassment
    Section 4: Understanding Harassment in Todays Workplace
    00:56

    Though sexual harassment is dominated by female claims, males also experience it in the workplace and it's on the rise. In the late 1990s, 11 percent of claims filed with the EEOC were submitted by males. As of 2013, male reported claims of sexual harassment constituted 16 percent of total claims reported.

    This lecture will discuss the rise in male cases of sexual harassment.

    Topics Covered Include:
    • Male Sexual Harassment
    02:33

    It's easy to forget about who is being impacted by your words while sending emails, text messages, instant messages, or commenting on messaging boards and social media posts. The rise of mobile devices and social media platforms has added another area to monitor for sexual harassment.

    This lecture will discuss the rise in technology and the workplace, and how it can be used for sexual harassment.

    Topics Covered Include:
    • Virtual Harassment
    • Textual Harassment
    00:36
    Sexual harassment hurts us all. The most important part of our corporate values is to ensure all employees are treated with respect and dignity. Sexual harassment is highly disruptive and unpleasant for everyone involved, including innocent bystanders. It is also very costly in many ways.
    This lecture will discuss the costs of sexual harassment.
    Topics Covered Include:
    • Harassment Costs
    03:33

    Sexual harassment and harassment based on any protected category is illegal and unacceptable in the working environment. Most companies have policies and support structures in place to ensure each employee works in an environment free of harassment.

    This lecture will discuss the steps that must be take if sexual harassment is experienced.

    Topics Covered Include:
    • Guidelines to Follow
    • Written Requests
    • Continuing Behavior
    • Filing a Lawsuit

    04:06

    If you experience harassment online, the procedure is similar to what you would do if it was happening in your office. Start by putting the harasser on notice by telling them to stop contacting you. Remember to save all communications in one location.

    This lecture will discuss the steps that must be taken if online harassment.

    Topics Covered Include:
    • How to Respond
    • Reporting the Issue
    • How to File
    01:45

    Workplaces that allow harassing behavior to exist welcome fear and disunity to be continual elements in the company culture. It's very difficult to be a successful and contributing member of a team when you're afraid or feel that the people around you are against you.

    This lecture will discuss the ways of developing a positive work environment.

    Topics Covered Include:
    • Positive Work Environment
    01:03

    This lecture will take you through some of the key points covered throughout the second portion of this section. Upon Completion of this section you will be prepared to move on to the Final.

    Section 5: Final
    Final
    20 questions

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