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Preventing and Managing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Guide for Managers and Supervisors
HRCI: 2.5 Credits
SHRM: 2.5 PDCs

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Sexual harassment is a serious matter. Unfortunately, many people do not always recognize sexual harassment in its more subtle forms or know what to do about it when they do see it. This course teaches managers and supervisors how to recognize sexual harassment, how to establish policies and programs to prevent it, and how to respond effectively when it occurs in the workplace.

Managers, Supervisors & HR Professionals

150 minutes

To provide critical information on how to recognize, prevent, and manage sexual harassment in the workplace.

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • identify the relevant provisions of the primary federal anti-discrimination law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace;
  • define sexual harassment as established by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal government agency in charge of the oversight and enforcement of Title VII;
  • characterize and distinguish two types of sexual harassment, Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment;
  • identify questionable behaviors to watch for in the workplace;
  • distinguish facts from myths about sexual harassment;
  • summarize the individual responsibilities of employers, supervisors, and employees to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace;
  • identify the steps companies should take to respond to incidents of sexual harassment in a legally compliant manner;
  • identify the characteristics of an effective policy to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace; and
  • understand, identify and prevent bullying in the workplace.

1. What is Sexual Harassment?

  • Legal Definition
  • Types of Harassment
  • Employer Liability

2. Unacceptable Non-Verbal, Verbal, and Physical Conduct
3. Myths And Facts about Sexual Harassment
4. Recognizing Sexual Harassment
5. Prevention and Correction

  • Supervisor’s Responsibilities
  • Employee’s Responsibilities
  • Characteristics of an Effective Sexual Harassment Policy
  • Managing a Complaint of Sexual Harassment


  • Discrimination Policy, Including Sexual Harassment
  • Employer Liability for Sexual Harassment – Common Questions and Answers
  • Initial Incident Report

HRCI logoThis Activity has been approved for 2.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

SHRM logoThis Activity has been approved for 2.5 PDCs toward SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification. The Human Equation is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.