Sexual harassment at workplace is a crime which can put people concerned and employers in trouble and also demean the enterprises. This course trains students to have better knowledge on sexual harassment at workplaces, types, best practices to prevent, regulations to comply with, laws, physical and psychological effects on affected workers and on workplace environment, legal implications and response procedures. This course also delves into the responsibilities of both employers and employees.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970 is intended to safeguard workers from becoming victims to the workplace violence, hazards and risks. As per the Section 5 (a)(1) of the OSHA Act, all employers should make the workplace “free from potential hazards that may cause injuries or death” to workers.
Though sexual harassment has not been overtly explained by this OSHA provision, it can be applicable in certain instances where sexual harassment can lead to dangerous consequences by increasing the stress levels or creating unsafe work environments. Sexual harassment can cause mental turmoil on affected workers who can’t focus on job that can lead to accidents.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is empowered to enforce federal laws which make discrimination against job applicants or workers as an illegal act. These regulations include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prevents employment discrimination based on religion, sex, color, race or national origin.
Gender discrimination has been included as Sexual harassment as per EEOC regulations and is strictly prohibited. Complaints and compensations against such workplace harassment can be directly filed through the EEOC.
Sexual harassment is defined by the EEOC as “requests for sexual favors, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, unwelcome sexual advances and physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature such that rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly or submission to affects an individual’s employment, or creates hostile, intimidating or offensive work environment.” The course covers all the above conditions along with regulations, impacts, preventive measures, workplace training against discrimination and sexual harassments and compliance procedures.
Who Must Take this Course?
Because violence can lead to emotional and physical impact on workers and affect the reputation of the organization, it is essential that employers ensure regular safety training to their employees. Harassment to any worker in sexual in nature can cause emotional disturbances which can lead to accidents. Hence all workers should be informed about the regulations and compliance procedures regarding sexual harassment in workplaces. Workplace managers should ensure congenial and cordial atmosphere along with equality among various ranks and file of the workers irrespective of their gender, qualification, experience or position.
Our EEOC Workplace Sexual Harassment Awareness Training course is one of the best available safety courses having global recognition. The course is packed with easy to understand content, graphics and audio explanations, case studies, self-check practice questions and final exam.
Upon successful completion, candidates will be provided with completion certificate and a copy of wallet card.
Continuing education credits?
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
- Key Terms
- Overview of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
- Targets of Sexual Harassment
- Types of Sexual Harassment
- Verbal Sexual Harassment
- Non-Verbal Sexual Harassment
- Physical Sexual Harassment
- Harassment Applied in the Workplace
- Quid Pro Quo
- Hostile Environment
- Distinguishing Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Environment
- Responding to Sexual Harassment
- Role of the Victim
- Protecting Yourself
- Filing a Charge with the EEOC
- Filing in Person
- Filing by Telephone or Mail
- Mediation and Possible Dismissal
- Freedom from Retaliation
- Role of the Workplace
- Remedies for Employment Discrimination
- Corrective Measures
- Impact of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
- Effects of Sexual Harassment on the Victim
- Coping with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
- Effects of Sexual Harassment on the Workplace
- Costs to the Organization
- Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
- Sexual Harassment Prevention Overview
- Creating a Sexual Harassment Policy
- Sample Sexual Harassment Policy
- Training and Awareness
- Human Resources’ Role
- Management’s Role
- Employee Involvement
- Additional Resources