Workplace Anti-Harassment e-Learning

Strong organizational anti-harassment measures have become common across the U.S., including formal harassment policies, clear anti-harassment communications, harassment complaint protocols, workplace anti-harassment e-learning, and strict anti-harassment enforcement.

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Imagine repeated sexual comments or inappropriate touches …

Can you imagine a situation at your company where someone makes an rude sexual comment, or inappropriately touches another employee? If yes, can you also imagine other employees, or managers being aware, but not doing anything about it?

If you can imagine this, you can probably also imagine the frustrated employee suing your company for sexual harassment.

It has happened before, and it can happen at your company!

The legal threshold is whether the company knows (or should know) the behavior is occurring, but fails to take appropriate action. Therefore, companies who tolerate workplace harassment are in a dangerous position.

And it’s more than just money on the line. You also owe it to your employees to provide a safe and harassment-free workplace. Above all, you need to protect your company’s reputation, which would suffer greatly if it were known to turn a blind eye toward employee harassment. 

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Formal Harassment Policy

A formal workplace harassment policy is your first preventive measure. Your company should document the policy, and include it in the employee handbook. 

Clear Anti-Harassment Communication

In addition, your company should be able to demonstrate and prove clear and concise anti-harassment communication – and that employees and managers understand the policy.

Harassment Complaint Protocol

Every company also needs a set workplace harassment complaint protocol to handle all harassment complaints.  A formal complaint procedure and a process for handling the investigation should be included. Similarly, there should be a prepared notice for the person who is being accused.  Finally, the accused person should have an opportunity to present his or her side of the story. 

Workplace Anti-Harassment e-Learning

Your company should also demonstrate that it provides regular anti-harassment training for all employees.

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Strict Anti-Harassment Enforcement

Above all, strict anti-harassment enforcement is critical! It is an understatement that management is responsible for ensuring the safety of the staff. So, everybody needs to know that saying “Steve was just being Steve” is not an acceptable response to a harassment situation.

Workplace Anti-Harassment – the Law

Workplace harassment can be based on a variety of factors such as age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, military status, disability, marital status, domestic violence victim status, gender identity, gender expression, and criminal history. Additionally, experiencing uncomfortable situations in the workplace may be more than an offense against an individual. It can be a crime committed against the law, which is why this topic has become a very important for every organization.

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The Workplace Anti-Harassment e-Learning program will give your employees the knowledge necessary to recognize and deal with harassment.  It will also give them a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities under the law. In addition, employees will recognize the necessity for everyone to understand harassment, and adhere to anti-harassment policies.

Workplace Anti-Harassment e-Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the words and actions that constitute harassment
  • Understand what the law says about harassment
  • Implement anti-harassment policies
  • Educate employees and develop anti-harassment policies
  • Discuss employer and employee’s rights and responsibilities
  • Address accusations of harassment
  • Apply proper mediation procedures
  • Deal with the aftermath of harassment
Module One: Getting Started
  • Challenge Rules
  • Training Home Page

Module Two: What is Workplace Harassment

  • Two Types of Harassment
  • Elements of Harassment
  • Common Scenarios

Module Three: Your Company’s Workplace Harassment Policy

  • An Anti-Harassment Policy: What Should Be Covered
  • Case Study

Module Four: Proper Workplace Harassment Procedures

  • If You Are Being Harassed
  • If You Witness Another Person Being Harassed
  • Case Studies

Module Five: False Allegations

  • How to Address the Situation
  • Confidentially
  • Monitoring the Situation
  • Case Studies

Module Seven: Conflict Resolution

  • How to Resolve the Situation
  • Seeing Both Sides
  • Deciding the Consequences
  • Case Studies

Module Eight: The Aftermath

  • How to Move On
  • Monitoring the Situation
  • Learning from Mistakes

Module Nine: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

 Staff, Manager, Spanish versions also available.

Read about the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Harassment laws/regulations here.

Note: This course can be modified to subtract topics you don’t need, or add specific company policies or procedures.

For more information, or to review this course online, contact Dupont Learning at 203-272-8511 or email to tomd@dupontlearning.com