Workplace Harassment

Welcome to the Workplace Harassment workshop. Workplace Harassment can be based on a variety of factors that differ from one person to another, such as race, sex, and disability. This course will give you the tools necessary to recognize harassment in the workplace as well understand your rights
and responsibilities under the law. It will also touch on safety in the workplace, which is in of itself a very important item in any organization.

Three main actions constitute harassment:
1. When someone is doing something to you to make you uneasy.
2. When someone is saying something to you to make you feel uneasy.
3. When someone knowingly puts your life at risk in some way.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the words and actions that constitute harassment.
  • Understand what the law says about harassment.
  • Implement anti-harassment policies.
  • Educate employees and develop anti-harassment policies.
  • Discuss employer and employee’s rights and responsibilities.
  • Address accusations of harassment.
  • Apply proper mediation procedures.
  • Deal with the aftermath of harassment.

The Background

  • The Law
  • Identifying Harassment
  • Anti-Harassment Policies
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Developing an Anti-Harassment Policy

  • An Anti-Harassment Policy: What Should Be Covered
  • How Model Policies Work
  • Steps to a Healthy Work Place
  • Educating Employees
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Policies in the Workplace

  • Anti-Harassment Policy Statements
  • Employee’s Rights and Responsibilities
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Proper Procedures in the Workplace

  • If You are Being Harassed
  • If You are Accused of Harassing
  • The Investigation
  • Remedies
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

False Allegations

  • How to Address the Situation
  • Confidentiality
  • Monitoring the Situation
  • Retaliation
  • Appeals
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Other Options

  • Union Grievance Procedures
  • Mediation: Getting Help from Outside Organization
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Sexual Harassment

  • Defining Sexual Harassment
  • Elements of Harassment
  • Common Scenarios
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Mediation

  • What is Mediation
  • Deciding if it is Right
  • How to Implement
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Conflict Resolution

  • How to Resolve the Situation
  • Seeing Both Sides
  • Deciding the Consequence
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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