This course explores the identification, consequences, and resolution of different types of sexual harassment in the workplace. This course familiarizes participants with what constitutes sexual harassment. It discusses the legal definition of sexual harassment as well as how to recognize sexual harassment. It also reviews how to handle and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. The procedures for investigating a sexual harassment complaint are also presented. The employee will be able to recognize sexual harassment circumstances and take remedial action consistent with the guidelines of the law.
Recommendations are presented for preventing and deterring inappropriate sexual behaviors at work, including how to model behavior that is conducive to a sexual harassment–free environment. This course concludes with a description of typical misconceptions, as they pertain to sexual harassment. This course serves as an excellent resource for all personnel. It is appropriate for psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, substance abuse counselors, and other clinicians as well as mental health technicians and nurses. This course is appropriate for any professional working in an organization professionals who would like to build or refresh their knowledge about sexual harassment in the workplace setting.
Managers, supervisors, and employees can benefit from this course. This course may also be helpful for human resources professionals. This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level clinicians and employees who wish to learn more about modeling behavior for change and who wish to develop their organizational and managerial skills in this area.
Authors: Toni DiDona, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., Ron Black, L.C.S.W.
Learning Objectives: This course will provide a professional with an overview of sexual harassment in the workplace. Specifically, a professional will:
• Define sexual harassment in the workplace, and identify sexual harassment behaviors and situations.
• Recognize the legal and ethical consequences of sexual harassment on individuals and the organizational climate.
• Identify recommendations for the prevention of sexual harassment and the recommended procedure to follow when sexual harassment occurs.
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