Sexual Harassment Prevention

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description This ILT Series course teaches students about dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace.

Learning Objectives
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 Content


UNIT 1: DEFINING SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Topic A: Sexual harassment
Topic B: Effects of sexual harassment

UNIT 2: UNDERSTANDING LEGAL ISSUES

Topic A: Legal issues in sexual harassment

UNIT 3: RECOGNIZING HARASSING BEHAVIORS

Topic A: Sexually harassing behavior

UNIT 4: TAKING ACTION

Topic A: Preventing sexual harassment
Topic B: Actions for sexual harassment victims

UNIT 5: UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT ISSUES

Topic A: Sexual harassment policy