Workplace Harassment Prevention for Federal Managers 2.0

  • 16 topics | 55m 1s
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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 agency 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 addresses federal anti-discrimination and anti-harassment law. Additional customization may be required in order to fully address any relevant state 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 legal statutes or statutory instruments. 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 victims and others are often reluctant to report harassment
  • 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 how hostile environment harassment can occur
  • 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
  • deal proactively with harassment or behavior that could lead to harassment and handle complaints
  • respond to harassment if you are being harassed
  • recognize how to handle various harassment situations you may encounter as a manager
  • recognize the types of penalties agencies or individuals may face
  • recognize the benefits of a workplace that is based on respect and free from harassment
  • recognize the importance of your role as a manager or supervisor and its effect on the workplace


  • Elements of Unlawful Harassment
  • Why People Are Reluctant to Report Harassment
  • Federal Anti-harassment Laws
  • Recognizing Unlawful Harassment
  • Knowledge Check: What is Unlawful Harassment?
  • Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
  • Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Dealing Proactively with Harassment
  • Handling a Complaint
  • Knowledge Check: Dealing with Harassment
  • Responding to Harassment if You Experience It
  • Knowledge Check: Handling Harassment Situations
  • Remedies for Victims of Harassment
  • Benefits of a Respectful & Harassment-free Workplace
  • Knowledge Check: The Importance of Your Role