Course Description: Preventing Discrimination & Harassment

Harassment and discrimination are costly to organizations. Everyone is affected by the negative consequences of a workplace that allows harassing and discriminatory behavior. This eLearning course is designed to inform employees of their legal obligations and their critical role in ensuring a harassment-free workplace. This course will discuss the laws that govern discrimination, harassment and retaliation. The course modules will also define discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and provide examples of these behaviors through case studies; outline the obligations of employees; and describe the role of the employee in preventing harassment and discrimination.

E-Learning Topics and Outline

Understanding Illegal and Unlawful Discrimination

  • Understanding illegal and unlawful discrimination
  • Prevention of discrimination
  • Federal laws related to discrimination and protected categories
  • State laws that expand protections of personal characteristics
  • Review of company specific harassment and discrimination policies
  • Examples of unlawful discriminatory behavior

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Harassment and Sexual Harassment

  • Harassment
    • Legal cases and current event topics related to harassment
    • Defining harassment (and examples)
    • Prevention of harassment
    • Case studies and interactive activity with examples of harassment
    • Forms of harassment (non-sexual)
    • Intent vs. impact
    • The “who” of harassment (victims and harassers)
    • Employer and manager liability for harassment (sexual and general)
    • Employee to employee liability (sexual and general)
    • Unwelcome behavior and “reasonable person” standard
  • Sexual Harassment
    • Legal cases and current event topics related to sexual harassment
    • Defining sexual harassment (and examples)
    • Types of sexual harassment (quid pro quo and hostile work environment)
    • Examples of sexual harassment
    • Case studies and interactive activity with examples of sexual harassment
    • Consensual relationships in the workplace

Retaliation and Reasonable Accommodation

  • Retaliation
    • Legal cases and current event topics related to retaliation
    • Defining retaliation
    • Forms of retaliation
    • Case studies and interactive activity with examples of retaliation
  • Reasonable Accommodation
    • Understanding reasonable accommodation
    • Legal cases and current event topics related to reasonable accommodation
    • Case studies and interactive activity with examples of reasonable accommodation

Process & Prevention

  • Speaking up about and confronting harassment
  • Case studies and interactive activity with examples of preventing harassment
  • Understanding personal liability
  • Process for handling complaints
  • Filing a state or federal complaint and confidentiality
  • Obligations of employees
  • Potential outcomes to of harassment
  • Frivolous reporting of harassment

Review and Testing

  • Twenty question quiz requirement is part of this program. In order for the learner to print a certificate of completion, he or she must score an 80% or higher.