Harassment Prevention for Illinois & Chicago Employees – Workplace v2.0

  • 20 topics | 1h 19m 1s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
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 Illinois and Chicago 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 and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. 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 statutes, regulations, or other legal authority. 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 elements of workplace harassment
  • recognize why targets and others are often reluctant to report harassment
  • identify elements of unlawful harassment and reasons why individuals who experience it might be reluctant to report it
  • identify federal laws that prohibit harassment in the workplace
  • identify protected classes covered under federal law
  • 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 hostile environment harassment
  • recognize sexual harassment in the workplace and the law that protects workers
  • avoid behaviors that could be considered retaliation for harassment
  • recognize ways a bystander can intervene in a harassment situation
  • deal proactively with harassment or behavior that could lead to harassment and handle complaints
  • respond to harassment if you are being harassed
  • identify employer responsibility related to harassment that occurs outside of work or after hours
  • recognize how to handle various harassment situations you may encounter as an employee
  • identify potential remedies for anyone who has been the target of harassment
  • recognize the benefits of a workplace that is based on respect and free from harassment
  • recognize your role in preventing workplace harassment
  • recognize the importance of your role and its effect on the workplace


  • Elements of Unlawful Harassment
  • Why People Are Reluctant to Report Harassment
  • Knowledge Check: What is Unlawful Harassment?
  • Federal Anti-harassment Laws
  • Protected Classes Under Federal and Illinois Law
  • Recognizing Unlawful Harassment
  • Knowledge Check: Anti-harassment Laws
  • Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
  • Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment
  • Knowledge Check: Recognizing Sexual Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Knowledge Check: Dealing with Harassment
  • Responding to Harassment if You Experience It
  • Harassment Outside of Work or After Hours
  • Knowledge Check: Handling Harassment Situations
  • Remedies for Targets of Harassment
  • Benefits of a Respectful & Harassment-free Workplace
  • A Look Back
  • Knowledge Check: The Importance of Your Role