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

  • 24 topics | 2h
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Harassment and discrimination can have a devastating impact on an organization's work environment and enormous personal consequences to those involved. Managers and supervisors have a responsibility to both their employees and their company to know their role in preventing and responding to all forms of workplace harassment and discrimination, including sexual harassment. This course is intended to help develop a set of values in managerial and supervisory employees that will assist them in preventing and effectively responding to incidents of discrimination and workplace harassment. 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. Additional customization may be required in order to fully address all relevant state and local requirements. 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
  • deal proactively with harassment or behavior that could lead to harassment
  • recognize ways a bystander can intervene in a harassment situation
  • recognize your responsibilities when receiving a harassment complaint
  • explain the concept of limited confidentiality
  • 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 a manager
  • identify the possible legal consequences resulting from vicarious liability
  • identify the potential consequences if a manager harasses 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
  • take appropriate action if you're accused of 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
  • Dealing Proactively with Harassment
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Handling a Complaint
  • Knowledge Check: Dealing with Harassment
  • Responding to Harassment if You Experience It
  • Harassment Outside of Work or After Hours
  • Knowledge Check: Handling Harassment Situations
  • Personal and Vicarious Liability
  • Remedies for Targets of Harassment
  • Benefits of a Respectful & Harassment-free Workplace
  • What to Do if You're Accused of Harassment
  • A Look Back
  • Knowledge Check: The Importance of Your Role