Workplace Harassment Prevention


Preventing harassment is important to your company. Supervisors have a very important role in achieving the company’s business goals and in ensuring that employees have a safe and healthy work environment. A healthy work environment is one that is free from harassment. This course examines the basic skills needed to understand and deal with situations involving harassment. It also provides strategies to create a healthy work environment free of harassment.


Hours: 1.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professional Frontline Supervisor Training


Human Resources Certification Institute


This program has been approved for 1.50 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

SHRM Preferred Provider


This course is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: EL-WRKHS-COMP-0
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Define workplace harassment
Recognize examples of harassment situations and problems that may occur in the workplace
Identify retaliation and help prevent retaliation claims by employees who complain of workplace harassment
Understand your responsibility as a supervisor to prevent and effectively respond to harassment incidents in the workplace
Describe and assist your organization to change or modify workplace behaviors that create or contribute to sexual harassment

Section 1: Introduction
a. Course Contributor
b. About This Course
c. Target Audience
d. Learning Objectives

Section 2: What Is Workplace Harassment
a. Meet Carlos
b. What Does Harassment Look Like?
c. Sexual Harassment
d. Quid Pro Quo Harassment
e. Hostile Work Environment Harassment (Sexual)
f. Racial Harassment
g. Religious Harassment
h. Ethnic Harassment
i. Disability Harassment
j. Age Harassment
k. Harassment Based on a Medical Condition or Genetic Information
l. Who Is Involved in Harassment Incidents?
m. Preventing Harassment Importance
n. What Is Workplace Bullying?
o. Hostile Is a Hostile Work Environment?
p. Section Summary
q. Review

Section 3: Response to Workplace Harassment
a. Responding to Workplace Harassment
b. Example of a Supervisor’s Response to a Complaint
c. During an Investigation of Harassment
d. Supervisor Responsibility Question 1
e. Supervisor Responsibility Question 2
f. Zero Tolerance
g. What if You Are Accused of Harassment?
h. If You Are Accused Question 1
i. If You Are Accused Question 2

Section 4: Workplace Harassment Policy and Standards
a. Harassment Policy and Training
b. Retaliation
c. Retaliation Example 1
d. Retaliation Example 2
e. Retaliation Question
f. Section Summary

Section 5: Harassment Prevention
a. Prevention Strategies Question 1
b. Prevention Strategies Question 2
c. Section Summary

Section 6: Conclusion
a. References

Expert Reviewer: David A. Winter
Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Richmond, and is certified by the HR Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and by the Society for Human Resource Management as Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Mr. Winter served as an HR executive in various business settings and has more than 30 years of experience as a human resources practitioner. He is the president of Winter HR Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm focused on HR strategy, organizational and individual development, coaching, and training. Disclosure: David A. Winter has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry, intermediate, and advanced level General Staff; in the following settings: Health and Human Services, Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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