Table of Contents:
- Harassment Prevention
- Legal Notice
- Purpose and Learning Objectives
- Harassment Defined
- What is Harassment?
- Effects of Harassment
- Workplace Harassment
- Protected Class: The Law
- Protected Class: Federal Laws
- Protected Class: State and Local Laws
- Sexual Harassment
- Types of Harassment
- Types of Sexual Harassment
- Recognizing Harassment
- How to Identify Harassment
- Preventing Harassment
- If You are a Victim of Harassment
- If you Witness Harassment
- End of Course Quiz
Course Content Example 1:
What is Harassment?
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines harassment as…
“unwelcomed conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information”
Harassment becomes unlawful where:
- Enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment, or
- The conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a work environment that is a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.
EEOC, 2018 website www.eeoc.gove/types/harassment.html
Course Content Example 2:
Types of Harassment
Two forms of Sexual Harassment:
- Hostile Environment
- Hostile work environment occurs when inappropriate behavior or conduct interferes with an employee’s ability to perform their job. This situation occurs when offensive conduct creates a work environment that would be intimidating, hostile, or offensive to reasonable people. An employee doesn’t need to be trying to create a hostile work environment for one to exist.
- Quid Pro Quo (Latin for “this for that” or “something for something”)
- According to EEOC, Quid Pro Quo Harassment occurs when “submission to or rejection of conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting the individual.”
- The victim feels they need to perform favors in order to receive favorable treatment as an employee.