Harassment Prevention for Managers - Higher Education Edition

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Harassment and discrimination can have a devastating impact on an educational institution's work environment and enormous personal consequences to those involved. Supervisors have a responsibility to both their employees and their institution 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. Additional customization may be required in order to fully address all relevant state and local requirements. These course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. 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 federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments.


  • identify the elements of workplace harassment
  • identify protected classes covered under federal law
  • identify federal laws that prohibit harassment in the workplace at an educational institution
  • 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
  • identify employer responsibility related to harassment that occurs outside of work or after hours
  • identify bullying
  • recognize sexual harassment in the workplace and the law that protects workers
  • respond to harassment if you are being harassed
  • recognize ways a bystander can intervene in a harassment situation
  • recognize why targets and others are often reluctant to report harassment
  • avoid behaviors that could be considered retaliation for harassment
  • deal proactively with harassment or behavior that could lead to harassment
  • 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
  • identify the possible legal consequences resulting from vicarious liability
  • identify the potential consequences if a supervisor 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
  • recognize your role in preventing workplace harassment
  • identify potential consequences and remedies if harassment takes place, and recognize the benefits of a harassment-free workplace


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