Harassment in the Workplace

Harassment in the Workplace 

A healthy work environment is one that is free from harassment. A key to achieving your company’s goals is to ensure that employees have a safe and healthy work environment. This course is about harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment and other types of workplace harassment. It looks at the basic skills needed to deal with situations involving harassment. This course will provide information that will help produce a healthy work environment that is free of harassment. It will also help you understand your role if you encounter harassment in the workplace. The content in this course is applicable to all employees.


Hours: 1.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-HW
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2026
Learning Objectives:
Define workplace harassment.
Identify examples of harassment situations and problems.
Recognize examples of retaliation.
Describe how to effectively respond to harassment incidents in the workplace.
Summarize workplace behaviors that help maintain a harassment-free workplace.


Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: What Is Workplace Harassment?

Meet Carlos

What Does Workplace Harassment Look Like?

Quid Pro Quo Harassment

Hostile Work Environment Harassment

What Is Workplace Bullying?

Illegal Harassment

Sexual Harassment

Racial Harassment

Religious Harassment

National Origin


Disability Harassment

Age Harassment

Harassment Based on a Medical Condition or Genetic Information

Where Does Workplace Harassment Occur?

The Effects of Harassment



Section 3: Responding to Workplace Harassment

Workplace Harassment Response

After a Report Is Made

During and After an Investigation


What if You Are Accused of Harassment?



Section 4: Preventing Workplace Harassment

Harassment Policies and Training

Prevention Strategies

Bystander Intervention

Future Incidents


Section 5: Conclusion


Course Contributor




Exam and BrainSparks

Instructor: David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP
​​​​​​​Mr. Winter received an MBA from the University of Richmond and a BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management. Mr. Winter has served as an HR executive in a variety of business settings and has more than 30 years of experience as a human resources practitioner. He is currently the president of an HR consulting firm focused on HR strategy and leadership, organizational and individual development, coaching, and training.  Disclosure: David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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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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