Preventing Workplace Harassment


How You Will Benefit

Workplace harassment can often be a touchy subject. Many employees are not fully aware of what constitutes harassment, and some employees who are harassed do not feel comfortable reporting their treatment. But harassment is a big problem in the work force. According to the Huffington Post, there were 26,027 charges of sexual harassment reported in a single year in the United States.
Cosmopolitan Magazine surveyed 2,235 female employees and found that one in three women has experienced sexual harassment at work at some point in their lives. Out of the women who said they’ve experienced workplace sexual harassment, 29 percent reported the issue while 71 percent did not.
Harassment does not just harm the victims. Sexual harassment costs organizations by causing absenteeism and job turnover of victims. Ultimately, it generates an atmosphere that leads to decreased group work productivity, morale, collaboration and lowered employee engagement. This course is designed to teach participants how to build an organizational culture that works to prevent harassment, and in effect build respect between employees.

Course Objectives

Successful completion of this course will increase your ability to:
•Administer an effective harassment prevention policy
•Determine what qualifies as harassment and what does not
•Conduct a thorough investigation when a claim of harassment is made
•Implement steps to prevent the occurrence of harassment

Key Topics Covered

This course explores the following subjects in depth:
•Define harassment from both a legal and real-world perspective
•Describe how harassment impacts individuals and the workplace
•Practice confronting a harasser
•Identify steps in conducting an investigation
•Establish policies and procedures to reduce the chances of harassment occurring in your workplace
•Discuss three preventative measures: common sense, written policies, and training

What the Course Offers

•Interactive learning setting
•Opportunity to apply the concepts in a risk-free environment
•Thorough set of materials: InstructorGuide, Participant Guide, classroom PowerPoint presentation, and one-page learning Summary