Harassment Prevention for Connecticut Employees – Workplace

  • 27 Topics | 2h 10m 1s
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Discrimination and harassment at work can have a corrosive effect on an organization's culture and can lead to low employee morale, reduced productivity, and even criminal liability. This course is designed specifically to address the training requirements under Connecticut law, and includes coverage of federal anti-discrimination and anti-harassment law as well. In addition to providing an overview of the types of behaviors that can give rise to discrimination and harassment -- including sexual harassment -- this course will discuss the benefits of and strategies for promoting a respectful work environment. 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.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • observe workplace harassment in action
  • identify the elements of workplace harassment
  • recognize why victims and others are often reluctant to report harassment
  • recognize the importance of reporting harassing behavior you experience in the workplace
  • identify federal laws that prohibit harassment in the workplace
  • identify protected classes covered under federal law
  • identify protected classes covered under Connecticut law
  • recognize that protection from discrimination on the basis of sex applies to everyone
  • recognize behaviors that could be considered unlawful harassment
  • recognize the concepts that form the legal basis underpinning unlawful workplace harassment
  • recognize quid pro quo sexual harassment
  • recognize how hostile environment harassment can occur
  • recognize the types of behavior that contribute to hostile environment sexual harassment
  • avoid behaviors that could be considered retaliation for harassment
  • recognize what retaliation for reporting harassment might look like
  • describe the purpose and role of your company's harassment policies
  • recognize ways a bystander can intervene in a harassment situation
  • recognize how much it can mean to a person if you intervene when you see a coworker being harassed
  • explain the internal investigation process
  • respond to harassment if you are being harassed
  • identify key considerations related to harassment that occurs outside of work or after hours
  • recognize situations that contribute to workplace harassment based on race and national origin
  • recognize the types of penalties companies or individuals may face
  • recognize the benefits of a workplace that is based on respect and free from harassment
  • recognize what happens when an employee files a complaint with an external agency
  • recognize the things you can do to help keep your workplace harassment-free
  • recognize your role in preventing workplace harassment

IN THIS COURSE

  • The Face of Workplace Harassment
    3m
  • Elements of Unlawful Harassment
    4m
  • Why People Are Reluctant to Report Harassment
    3m
  • Case Study: Danielle
    7m
  • Federal Anti-harassment Laws
    6m
  • Protected Classes Under Federal Law
    3m
  • Protected Classes Under Connecticut Law
    1m
  • Case Study: Chris
    8m
  • Recognizing Unlawful Harassment
    10m
  • Knowledge Check: Harassment Laws that Protect You
    1m
  • Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
    9m
  • Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment
    3m
  • Case Study: Rusty
    6m
  • Retaliation
    5m
  • Case Study: Sarah
    7m
  • Your Company's Anti-harassment and Conduct Policies
    6m
  • Bystander Intervention
    5m
  • Case Study: Rachanee
    8m
  • Internal Investigation Process
    3m
  • Responding to Harassment if You Experience It
    3m
  • Harassment Outside of Work or After Hours
    5m
  • Case Study: Sophia
    5m
  • Remedies for Victims of Harassment
    3m
  • Benefits of a Respectful & Harassment-free Workplace
    1m
  • Enforcement by External Agencies
    6m
  • Knowledge Check: What You Do Matters
    5m
  • A Look Back
    2m