Harassment: Bystander Intervention for Managers – Workplace v2.0

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One of the most important ways that members of a community – be it a social or work environment – can reinforce the standards of conduct expected of other members is by calling out those who violate the norms of the community. You don't have to be a hero – there are many ways you can defuse the situation just long enough to interrupt what's going on, and help the person being victimized get out of the situation. In this course, you'll learn some approaches you can use to intervene when you witness someone being harassed by another. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Potomac Law Group, PLLC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Because laws and regulations governing discrimination and harassment may change, the most current legal developments may or may not be reflected in the course. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any law or other directive. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.


  • identify the concepts of bystander intervention
  • identify steps to take to intervene in a harassment situation
  • recognize ways a bystander can intervene in a harassment situation
  • identify the benefits of bystander intervention
  • identify the concepts and benefits of bystander intervention, and recognize methods for determining when and how to intervene in a harassment situation


  • What is Bystander Intervention?
  • Determining When to Intervene
  • Intervening in a Harassment Situation
  • Benefits of Bystander Intervention
  • Knowledge Check: Bystander Intervention