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Sexual harassment is the most common type of workplace harassment. Recent statistics show that more than half of all workers (54%) have experienced some form of sexual harassment in the workplace. Because of its prevalence and damaging affects to an organization's productivity, morale, and culture, employers must try and actively prevent and eliminate sexual harassment in their organization.

Overview/Description The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as follows: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct:
  • Explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment
  • Unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance
  • Creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment
The first step in preventing and eliminating sexual harassment involves educating all members of the workforce on sexual harassment and acceptable behaviors. Managers and supervisors must be given additional specialized training on how to properly handle cases of sexual harassment. The final step is setting up a process for when sexual harassment occurs: handling complaints, investigations, and corrective measures.

Who Needs to Comply with Sexual Harassment Training?

Workplace harassment, which includes sexual harassment, is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. The law applies to federal, state, and local employers and governs all employment actions. Laws regarding workplace harassment are enforced by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In addition, six states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, and New York) have their own state laws specifically addressing sexual harassment:
  • California - AB 1825, AB 2053, SB 396, SB 1300, SB 1343
  • Connecticut - Connecticut Human Rights and Opportunity Act, Time's Up Act
  • Delaware - HB 360
  • Illinois - SB 0075 Illinois Human Rights Act, Work Transparency Act
  • Maine - Maine Employment Laws Revised Statute, Title 26, Section 807
  • New York - New York Human Rights Law § 296.1, New York City Stop Sexual Harassment Act

Who Needs To Take Sexual Harassment Training?

All members of an organization's workforce including:
  • Employees
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Contract Workers
  • Volunteers
Course Content
  • Sexual Harassment Training
  • Just the Facts
  • Vocabulary - Sexual Harassment Training
  • Sexual Harassment and the Law
  • Recent Court Rulings
  • Handling the Sexual Harassment Complaint
  • Dangerous Words
  • Protecting Yourself and Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • To Protect Yourself Against Charges of Sexual Harassment
  • Policy on Sexual Harassment
  • Factors to Consider in Determining whether Conduct Rises

Course Curriculum

    • Sexual Harassment Training 00:05:00
    • Just the Facts 00:10:00
    • Vocabulary 00:10:00
    • Sexual Harassment and the Law 00:20:00
    • Recent Court Rulings 00:05:00
    • Handling the Sexual Harassment Complaint 00:05:00
    • Dangerous Words 00:15:00
    • Protecting Yourself and Preventing Sexual Harassment 00:10:00
    • To Protect Yourself Against Charges of Sexual Harassment 00:05:00
    • Policy on Sexual Harassment 00:25:00
    • Factors to Consider in Determining whether Conduct Rises 00:10:00
    • Sexual Harassment Training Test 00:45:00

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