Online Class: Workplace Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era

Sexual harassment in the workplace isn't just a popular area of conversation; it's a real issue that is creating problems for ordinary people who are just trying to make a living. This course will look the truth of sexual harassment in the workplace and hopefully put to rest some of the misconceptions that prevent it from being taken seriously.

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Course Description

Unmasking the Shadows: Navigating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In recent years, the whispers about sexual harassment have crescendoed into a roaring global dialogue. From Hollywood's glitzy corridors to the hallowed halls of Capitol Hill, revelations and stories have unveiled the omnipresence of this issue. Yet, amidst the uproar, a cloud of uncertainty and myth obscures the real nature and impact of sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment isn’t just trending news; it’s an unsettling reality that affects countless individuals striving for professional growth. Its nebulous definitions and the myths surrounding it often leave victims, bystanders, and even perpetrators clueless about its ramifications and the steps to address it.

This course aims to illuminate the murky waters of workplace sexual harassment, offering a comprehensive understanding that transcends sensational headlines. Key takeaways include:

  1. History Revisited: Delve into the chronicles of sexual harassment, understanding its roots and evolution.
  2. Legal Labyrinths: Navigate the complex legal frameworks that define and tackle sexual harassment.
  3. Roles & Realities: Decode the different perspectives involved in an incident, shedding light on the victim's journey, bystander dilemmas, and the introspection needed for those who perpetrate.

Envisioned as a beacon, this course equips you with the knowledge and tools to champion a safer, respectful, and more inclusive professional environment. Whether you're an ally, survivor, or someone committed to understanding better, this course beckons you to be a harbinger of change. Do you have the courage to challenge the status quo and pioneer a new era of workplace ethics? Join us and be part of the solution!

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: What Is Sexual Harassment?

This lesson will introduce you to the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace, providing you with some of the basic information needed for you to navigate through this course. Additional lesson topics: A Manager's Guide to Preventing Liability for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace; Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work; Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations, The: A Step-By-Step Guide to Handling Employee Complaints and Problems; How myths about sexual harassment keep us in the dark; EEO: Sexual Harassment: What are the different types of sexual harassment? 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Course Introduction and Goals
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: The History of Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

This lesson will dive into the history of sexual harassment in the workplace with an inclusion of its presence in society, traditional working environments, and special circumstances. Additional lesson topics: The Long History of Workplace Sexual Harassment; History of the Women's Rights Movement; A Brief History of Sexual Harassment in America Before Anita Hill 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Today

This lesson will discuss sexual harassment in the workplace as it appears today. Additional lesson topics: The industries with the worst sexual harassment problem; Sexual harassment isn't a Hollywood, tech, or media issue — it affects everyone; Know Your Rights at Work; The Pervasiveness of Sexual Harassment in Today's White-Collar Workplace 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson 4: The Hidden Costs of Sexual Harassment

This lesson will look at the costs of sexual harassment in the workplace, many of which are not always apparent at first glance. Additional lesson topics: Sexual harassment: the hidden costs for employers; $MeToo: The Economic Cost of Sexual Harassment; The Mental Health Costs of Harassment; Here's How Sexual Harassment Settlements Really Work 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson 5: Understanding Opportunity and Motivation

This lesson will look at the different aspects that go into sexual harassment in the workplace and help foster instances. Additional lesson topics: It's Not Just Harvey Weinstein: Why Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Goes Unreported; Are You an Easy Target For Bullies?; Causes of Workplace Sexual Harassment- The Basics; Several psychologists explain why men harass women in the workplace 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson 6: Identifying Offenders, Helpers, Apologists, and Rule Benders

This lesson will look at the different roles that may be present in any given case of sexual harassment and what may be involved with each one. Additional lesson topics: How to Identify Workplace Sexual Harassment When You See It; The Thinking Processes of Sexual Predators; Sexual Harassment: Offender Stereotypes; Workplace Sexual Harassment: Prevent. Identify. Correct. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson 7: Understanding Laws and Their Role

This lesson will look at the legal aspects of sexual harassment in the workplace, especially the laws covering it. Additional lesson topics: Congressional Accountability Act – Overview; Understanding Title VII: Safeguard Your Company When Firing A Protected-Class Employee; The Violence Against Women Act: Overview, Legislation, and Federal Funding; State requirements for sexual harassment scroll down for list links ; Meritor Savings Bank, FSB v. Vinson; Understanding Title VII: What Organizations Need to Know About Employees In Protected Classes 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson 8: Crisis Management: What To Do

This lesson will look at the different things that a person should do if they have been impacted by an instance of sexual harassment. Additional lesson topics: Concerned About Sexual Harassment? Here's What Your Company Should be Doing; How to Heal From Workplace Sexual Harassment; A 15-Point Plan For Boards and CEOs to Eradicate Sexual Harassment In Their Organizations; How to Deal With Sexual Harassment WHILE It's Happening 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson 9: Anatomy of a Sexual Harassment Case: The Process of Claiming Sexual Harassment

This lesson will look into the early stages of filing a claim of sexual harassment in the workplace or other professional setting. Additional lesson topics: OPINION: What You Need to Know Before Filing a Sexual Harassment Complaint; Sexual Harassment: Actions You Can Take; How to Handle an Employee Sexual Harassment Complaint; Filing a Formal Complaint 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson 10: Anatomy of a Sexual Harassment Case: Legal Proceedings

This lesson will look at the legal proceedings that may be available in a sexual harassment case. Additional lesson topics: What You Can Expect After a Charge is Filed; What is the statute of limitations for sexual harassment claims?; Sexual Harassment: When You Should Talk to a Lawyer 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson 11: How to Move Forward: for Businesses

This lesson will look at the aftermath of a sexual harassment claim and how businesses can move forward for the better. Additional lesson topics: Me Too, But Now What? What Board Members Need to Know About Workplace Sexual Harassment; Sexual Harassment Cases Show the Ineffectiveness of Going to H.R.; Several Key Steps For Companies Responding to Sexual Harassment Or Discrimination Allegations 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson 12: How to Move Forward: For Victims

This lesson will look at what victims can do to help themselves and heal after a sexual harassment case. Additional lesson topics: Sexual Assault Survivor's Guide; Any Type of Sexual Harassment Can Cause Psychological Harm, Study Says; The Kavanaugh Case Illustrates Exactly Why Survivors Don't Come Forward; Moving Forward: Healing After Sexual Assault 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Quiz

Lesson 13: How to Move Forward: For the Harasser

This lesson will look at the aftermath of a sexual harassment case as it pertains to the harassers who are accused. Additional lesson topics: The Terrible Cost Of Sexual Harassment--And How to Avoid It; What You Need to Do If You Are Falsely Accused of Sexual Harassment; Investigating the True Cost of Workplace Sexual Harassment; Sexual harassment 101: what everyone needs to know 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Quiz

Lesson 14: Preventing Harassment and Promoting Workplace Equity

This lesson will look at two concepts--prevention measures against harassment and the promotion of workplace equity. Additional lesson topics: Why Equality Matters, and Several Ways to Develop An Authentic Workplace; Tips for Promoting Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace; Make It Easy for Employees to Speak Out When Harassment Occurs; Protect Workers Whose Jobs Make Them Vulnerable to Harassment 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Quiz

Lesson 15: Additional Resources

This final lesson will provide information about additional resources. Additional lesson topics: Workplace Fairness; RAINN; EASNA; Department of Justice; U.S. Department Of Labor; IAHBH; ACLU; EEOC 70 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Quiz
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what sexual harassment is.
  • Describe the history of sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Describe sexual harassment in the workplace today.
  • Summarize the hidden costs of sexual harassment.
  • Describe methods for identifying offenders, helpers/apologists, and rule benders.
  • Summarize laws and their role.
  • Summarize anatomy of a sexual harassment case.
  • Summarize ways to move forward after a sexual harassment incident: for businesses, victims, and the harasser.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Workplace Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era
Course Number: 9770510
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (823 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: February 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Linda Zavadil
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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