Understanding Sexual Harassment for Supervisors - CA

Understanding Sexual Harassment for Supervisors - CA 

California law forbids harassment based on protected categories. Included in this is the prohibition of sexual harassment. Although it may sound like a simple concept, harassment can be difficult for individuals to comprehend, including what is considered harassment and what they should do about it. California law sets out specific requirements that an employee will need to provide in order to prove they have been subjected to harassment under the law. Understanding those requirements can help companies and individuals avoid the behavior that might constitute harassment. This course will identify those requirements. Understanding the behavior that might constitute harassment is not enough though. As a supervisor, you also need to know what actions you must take with the information. Court decisions continue to hold supervisors to a high standard, not only in terms of their own behavior, but also in terms of how to respond to harassment by employees, customers, or vendors. California law requires most supervisors to take harassment training. But this training is more than that. Being a supervisor comes with special responsibilities under the law. If you act as a supervisor without understanding your responsibilities, you are putting your employer, and potentially yourself, at risk. Understanding the law on harassment, including sexual harassment, will help you eradicate it in the workplace, as well as protect yourself and your employer. This course will not only teach you the basics of harassment law but, through case scenarios and exercises, it will also give you a clear understanding of how to effectively respond to harassment as a supervisor and as an individual. For specific questions or guidance regarding anything discussed herein, you can contact Relias by using the “Email Instructor” link located on the course landing page.



$20.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-ALL-0-USHSCA

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-USHSCA
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Differentiate between discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Define the types of conduct that constitute sexual harassment.
Delineate your responsibility as a supervisor in responding to harassment.
Describe strategies for preventing harassment in the workplace.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

The Law

Protected Categories

The Problem

Harassment

Retaliation

Review

Summary

Section 3: Sexual Harassment

The Psychology of Sexual Harassment

The Prevalence of Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment: Defined

Quid Pro Quo Harassment

Hostile Work Environment Harassment

Let’s Review

Unwelcome

Self-Assessment

Based on Sex

Sufficiently Severe or Pervasive

Employer Liability

Review

Summary

Section 4: Responding to Sexual Harassment

Managing Your Reactions to the Allegation

Supervisor and Employer Responses

Remedies Available for Sexual Harassment

Additional Incentive: You Can Be Sued Personally

Review

Summary

Section 5: Investigating Sexual Harassment

The Investigation

Who Should Conduct the Investigation?

Conducting a Prompt Investigation

Conducting a Thorough and Fair Investigation

What if You Are Accused of the Harassment?

Other Important Considerations for Investigations

Review

Summary

Section 6: Preventing Sexual Harassment

Monitoring Employees’ Entire Work Environment

Resources for Sexual Harassment Complaints

Having an Anti-Harassment Policy

Common Questions

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations!


Instructor: Emily J. Fox, Esq.

Ms. Fox is a licensed California attorney who represents employers throughout California on a wide-variety of employment law issues. For over a decade, she has provided regular counsel to employers on a wide variety of employment-related matters including leaves, accommodations, discrimination, retaliation, harassment and wage-and-hour practices. She conducts comprehensive employment practice analyses for local and national companies, and regularly revises personnel manuals, policies, and employment-related contracts.   

In addition to litigating and providing clients with employment-related guidance as needed, Emily trains human resource professionals and management on most aspects of newly developing employment law. She also conducts comprehensive, employment-related audits to ensure employers are appropriately following California and federal employment laws.

Disclosure: Emily J. Fox, Esq. 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: Administrators; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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