Sexual Harassment: Connecticut Mandatory Training

Sexual Harassment: Connecticut Mandatory Training 

The State of Connecticut and federal laws prohibit discrimination based on sex. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. All employees must understand what constitutes sexual harassment, what to do if they witness or experience sexual harassment, and how to report allegations of sexual harassment. Both employees and all levels of management should be aware of supervisors’ responsibilities related to allegations of sexual harassment and preventative measures. Understanding the law on sexual harassment will help you eradicate it in the workplace, as well as protect yourself and your employer. If an employee makes a complaint of sexual harassment, they should understand their rights related to retaliation and the remedies available to them.

The goal of this educational program is to provide all employees with knowledge of sexual harassment and how to respond.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 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.
This activity is approved for 2.00 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs).
Activity Number: 154227
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.

Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing


The Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists accepts internet-based and distance learning opportunities provided such coursework is related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 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 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards


Relias, LLC, #1273, 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 as ACE providers. 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. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021.

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

Social workers completing this course receive 2.00 General continuing education clock 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 2.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-SHCMT
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2023
Learning Objectives:
Differentiate between the types of sexual harassment.
Describe state and federal laws that prohibit sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination.
Identify strategies to prevent or minimize sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
Explain avenues to report allegations of sexual harassment.
Describe remedies available for victims of sexual harassment.

Section 1: Introduction

About this Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Sexual Harassment

The Psychology of Sexual Harassment

Is Sexual Harassment Common?

Sexual Harassment: Defined

Quid Pro Quo Harassment

Hostile Work Environment Harassment

Components of Sexual Harassment



Based on Sex

Severe and Pervasive

Who Can Be Affected?


Section 3: Sexual Harassment Is Illegal

The Law

Employer Liability

Protected Classes

Workplace Bullying and Microaggression



Section 4: What Can You Do to Prevent Sexual Harassment?

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

Bystander Intervention


Section 5: What Should You Do If You Are Sexually Harassed?

If You Are Harassed…

Resources for Sexual Harassment Complaints

What if You Are Accused of the Harassment?

Common Questions


Section 6: Supervisor and Employer Responses to Allegations

Receiving Allegations

Supervisor, Human Resources, and Employer Responses

Conducting a Prompt Investigation

Conducting a Thorough and Fair Investigation

Rights of Redress Available for Sexual Harassment


Section 7: Clinical Vignette

Section 8: Conclusion


Course Contributors



Instructor: Susan Heinzerling, BSN, RN, CHPN
Susan Heinzerling earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a Master of Lifes Sciences in physiology from North Carolina State University. She became a doctoral candidate in immunology at the University of South Alabama. Her research experiences in the biomedical sciences led to an interest in evidence-based practices. Ms. Heinzerling began her nursing career as a medical/surgical nurse. Renal patients in acute care with multiple chronic conditions and repeated hospitalizations inspired her practice of hospice nursing. She has worked as a hospice admissions nurse and a hospice RN case manager in both a large urban setting and a rural community. Disclosure: Susan Heinzerling, BSN, RN, CHPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Tami Hodges, MS, SPHR
Tami Hodges, MS, SPHR has over 20 years of Human Resources and Consulting experience. In the early 90s, Tami co-founded an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provided services to 150 organizations in CT. She also co-developed a specialized EAP division to meet the unique challenges of first responder personnel and their families. Tami specializes in crisis intervention, supervisor consultation and in assisting employees to achieve their professional goals. She has designed wellness and compliance training modules for supervisors and employees that she has delivered locally and on a national level. Tami is certified in Psychological First Aid, Advanced Critical Incident Management and is in the process of obtaining a Certified Employee Relations Law (CERL) Certification. Disclosure: Tami Hodges, MS, SPHR 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 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.
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