Sexual Harassment: Illinois Licensed Professionals

Sexual Harassment: Illinois Licensed Professionals 

Illinois law prohibits sexual harassment. Although it may sound like a simple concept, sexual harassment can be difficult for individuals to truly comprehend. Employees need to know what behavior is considered sexual harassment and what they should do if they witness or experience any type of sexual harassment. Understanding those requirements can help companies and individuals avoid behaviors that might constitute sexual harassment. This course will identify those requirements. The goal of this educational program is to provide Administrators, Nurses, and Social Work professionals with the required content regarding sexual harassment for the State of Illinois.  


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

Commission on Dietetic Registration


Relias LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.
CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.00 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

Activity Number: 154094
Learning Need Code(s): 7000, 7090, 7110, 7190
CPE Level: Level II

Dietitians/nutritionists may submit activity evaluations directly to CDR; [email protected], or mail to: Commission on Dietetic Registration, Attn: Accredited Provider Unit, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.

American Psychological Association


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

National Board for Certified Counselors


Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours

American Nurses Credentialing Center


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 General continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists


Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

American Association for Respiratory Care


This program has been approved as non-traditional Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063.

Approval #: 184867000
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

American Occupational Therapy Association


Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Category: Category 3.

This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-SHILP
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define the two types of sexual harassment.
List at least three reporting outlets to use when sexual harassment is witnessed or experienced.
Describe at least two laws related to retaliation and whistleblower protections.
Identify at least three remedies available to victims of sexual harassment.
Explain at least two ways to help prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Sexual Harassment Laws and Types

Sexual Harassment Laws

Prevention Training for Licensed Professionals

Types of Sexual Harassment

Determining Sexual Harassment in the Workplace



Based on Sex

Sufficiently Severe or Pervasive

Section 3: Reporting Sexual Harassment

If You Are the Subject of Harassment

Resources for Sexual Harassment Complaints

What if You Are Accused of the Harassment?

Supervisor, Human Resources, and Employer Responses

Whistleblower Protections

Section 4: Retaliation and Remedies


Remedies Available for Sexual Harassment

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

Bystander Intervention

Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies

Section 5: Clinical Vignette

The Evaluation

Section 6: Conclusion


Course Contributors




Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Nellie Wirth, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Nellie Wirth, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an accomplished human resource professional with nearly 20 years of comprehensive human resource management experience both domestically and internationally. Nellie has proven experience collaborating with leaders at all levels. Her expertise includes extensive knowledge of strategic planning and all areas of Human Resources including talent and performance management, learning and development, organizational development, employee relations, recruitment and selection, total rewards, and HR compliance. She especially enjoys sharing her subject matter expertise through classroom facilitation.
Disclosure: Nellie Wirth, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.