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Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Changing the Culture and Climate that Drives It

Author: William A. Cook, Ph.D and Susan DePasquale, MSN, FPMHNP-BC
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Course Created: 2020

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

Sexual harassment is a form of workplace discrimination that is unlawful under federal law, and in some instances, state and local law. The prevalence of sexual harassment is often driven by a culture or climate within an employment organization that either encourages or fails to discourage harassment. This learning materials is designed for social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and mental health counselors all of whom may be involved with sexual harassment in their own places of work or be a provider to clients or patients who are involved with sexual harassment in the work place.  These professionals need to be able to recognize sexual harassment and understand its effects.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify laws governing sexual harassment.
  • Define sexual harassment and its types.
  • Recognize ways to improve work place standards and the effects of sexual harassment.
  • Explain sexual harassment prevention.

Course Syllabus

Laws Governing Sexual Harassment
Definition and Prevalence of Sexual Harassment
            Types of Sexual Harassment
            Conduct that Rises to the Level of Harassment
            Quid Pro Quo or Hostile Work Environment
            Tangible Employment Action
            Harassment as A Single Incident
            Stalking May Constitute Sexual Harassment
            Other Conduct That is Harassment
            Conduct That is Not Harassment
            Economic Harm
            Employer Responsibility
Setting A Higher Standard
Effects of Sexual Harassment
            Effect on Employee-Victim
            Effect on Client or Patient Care
            Effect on the Employer
            Effect on the Person Harassing
Sexual Harassment Prevention
            Removing Barriers to Reporting Sexual Harassment
            Policies Regarding Sexual Harassment
            Training and State-Mandated Training
            Process to Handle Claims of Sexual Harassment
            Reasonable Investigation of Claim
            Remedial Action
            Retaliation is Barred
            EEOC Complaint
Case Studies: Sexual Harassment in The Workplace
            United States Case Study: Workplace Stalking
            International Case Study: Australia
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