Sexual Harassment Policy

This course teaches students about dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace. Students will define sexually harassing behavior, and discuss the costs as well as the psychological, health-related, and career-related effects of sexual harassment. Course activities include examining the laws against, and the liabilities of, sexual harassment, identifying verbal and nonverbal behaviors, and making an effort to prevent sexual harassment. Students will also learn about having a sexual harassment policy, responding appropriately to an employee being harassed and to the accused, and identifying the repercussions of sexual harassment in an organization.

Course outline

Lesson 1
• Sexual harassment
• Effects of sexual harassment

Lesson 2
• Legal issues in sexual harassment

Lesson 3
• Sexually harassing behavior

Lesson 4
• Preventing sexual harassment
• Actions for sexual harassment victims

Lesson 5
• Sexual harassment policy

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