Legal Compliance Courseware
Compliance
Harassment
Conflict Minerals
NCAA Sexual Violence Prevention
Preventing Harassment and Violence in the Canadian Workplace / Preventing Harassment and Violence in the Canadian Workplace
Sexual Harassment Prevention for Employees
Workplace Harassment for Employees - Video Enhanced
Workplace Harassment for Supervisors and Managers – Multi-State Edition
Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, State of California
Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, State of Delaware
Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, version 2.0
Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, version 3.0
Workplace Harassment Prevention for Frontline Supervisors
Workplace Harassment Prevention for Frontline Supervisors – Multi-State Edition
Workplace Harassment Prevention for Industrial Employees
Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers
Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers - Multi-State Edition, Version 3.0
Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers – Multi-State Edition, version 2.0
Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers, State of Delaware
Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers, version 3.0

Conflict Minerals

Course Number:
lchr_01_b06_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Conflict Minerals

  • identify requirements of the law around conflict minerals
  • sequence actions to take to follow the conflict minerals compliance process
  • distinguish appropriate and inappropriate ways of completing the CMRT

Overview/Description
'Conflict mineral' refers to raw materials that are sourced from a particular part of the world where armed conflict (and civil rights abuse) is occurring, where conflict participants benefit from the mining, production, and sale of those materials. Conflict minerals include columbite-tantalite, cassiterite, gold, and woframite, primarily from in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country. Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires US companies to identify and disclose where the minerals used in its products come from in an effort to build consumer awareness and reduce the amount of funds flowing to militias in identified regions. 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.

Target Audience
All employees whose job roles are related to the company's supply chain management

NCAA Sexual Violence Prevention

Course Number:
lch_01_a39_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

NCAA Sexual Violence Prevention

  • identify the main principles of the NCAA's approach for preventing sexual violence
  • recognize examples of inappropriate behavior by student-athletes and employees at institutions of higher education
  • recognize examples of inappropriate reactions to sexual violence
  • recognize how to respond properly to suspicions and complaints of sexual violence
  • demonstrate your understanding of the NCAA's policies for preventing sexual violence

Overview/Description
All students and staff should feel safe on campus. Unfortunately, cases of sexual violence occur on campuses every year. In this course, you'll learn about the approach of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to preventing sexual violence, including the key principles of its policy and its annual training requirement for student athletes, coaches, and athletics administrators. You'll also learn what sexual violence involves and what types of behaviors are and aren't appropriate, and how to respond correctly to suspicions or complaints of sexual violence. Note that this course will not cover campus officials' declaration obligations. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Please note, however, that the 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. 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. This information is not provided in the course of 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.

Target Audience
Coaches, athletes, and athletic administrators at institutions of higher education

Preventing Harassment and Violence in the Canadian Workplace

Course Number:
lch_01_a36_lc_enca
Lesson Objectives

Preventing Harassment and Violence in the Canadian Workplace

  • identify examples of behaviours that may be considered workplace harassment
  • identify actions employers take to protect employees from harassment
  • identify situations and behaviours that would be considered workplace violence
  • recognize early warning signs of the potential for violent behaviour
  • identify actions you can take to protect yourself from workplace violence
  • reflect on what you've learned

Overview/Description
In recent years, high profile incidents of workplace harassment and violence have heightened employee and employer concerns about safety in the workplace. While the incidents you hear about are often extreme, harassment and violence could happen in the workplace any time. The way a company deals with even the most seemingly trivial incident can make the difference between another day at the office, and front page news. This course will explore the forms harassment can take in the workplace and will also examine the factors that contribute to violence at work. The key to preventing harassment and violence in the workplace is for all employees to be aware of the warning signs and to become familiar with their companies' policies and procedures that address these issues. This course is designed for use in all provinces as a component of an organization's anti-harassment and anti-violence training program, such as is required under Ontario's Bill 168 and Bill 132. Each organization that utilizes this training is responsible for determining whether this training should be supplemented with additional training in order to meet applicable provincial standards on workplace violence and harassment prevention. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Please note that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice, a complete statement of the law or an opinion on any subject, and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. No one should act upon the course materials and content or refrain from acting without a thorough examination of the law after the facts of a specific situation are considered. 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.

Target Audience
All employees and managers

Sexual Harassment Prevention for Employees

Course Number:
lch_01_a16_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Sexual Harassment Prevention for Employees

  • recognize examples of two types of sexual harassment
  • recognize examples of appropriate courses of action being taken by victims of sexual harassment

Overview/Description
Sexual harassment can have a disastrous impact on victims, offenders, and the company in which the offenses occur. Training employees in the essentials of prohibited conduct is an important part of reducing liability and maintaining a professional work environment. This course helps participants identify the types of sexual harassment and recognize behaviors that may be considered sexually harassing in the workplace. Participants will also learn about courses of action available to victims, as well as the rights of employees and the responsibilities of employers relative to sexual harassment in the workplace. This course can help your company demonstrate its commitment to a fair, responsible, and healthy organizational environment free from harassment and intimidation. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Please note, however, that the 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. 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. This information is not provided in the course of 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.

Target Audience
Managers, supervisors, and employees

Prerequisites: none

Workplace Harassment for Employees - Video Enhanced

Course Number:
lch_01_a11_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Workplace Harassment for Employees - Video Enhanced

  • recognize examples of the classes that are protected from unlawful discriminatory harassment under various federal and state laws
  • match each federal law that forms the legal basis for preventing harassment in the workplace with the group or class it protects
  • identify examples of behaviors that may constitute harassment
  • identify appropriate actions to take if you are harassed at work

Overview/Description
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. Focusing on the forms of harassment prohibited by federal law, this course will provide an overview of the types of behaviors that can give rise to harassment claims, including those based on gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability. It will also discuss the benefits of and strategies for promoting a respectful work environment that is free of all forms of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination. If you have questions about harassment either during or after this course, please contact the designated human resources professional at your company who is trained in this area. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor and Employment Practice Group of the law firm of Burr & Forman LLP. Please note, however, that the 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. 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. This information is not provided in the course of 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.

Target Audience
All employees

Prerequisites: none

Workplace Harassment for Supervisors and Managers – Multi-State Edition

Course Number:
lch_01_a08_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Workplace Harassment for Supervisors and Managers – Multi-State Edition

  • identify the characteristics that are protected by federal law
  • define terms associated with the legal definitions of workplace harassment
  • determine whether a situation involves potential sexual harassment and why
  • determine whether a situation has the potential to be considered unlawful workplace harassment
  • recognize types of legal sanctions and costs that can apply to companies that do not take steps to prevent or address sexual harassment
  • recognize an employer's responsibilities with regard to protecting employees from harassment
  • deal effectively with harassing conduct by an employee before it escalates
  • handle a complaint of harassment following basic guidelines and your company's policy
  • identify what actions to take if you are accused of harassment
  • recognize actions that would be considered retaliation if taken by a manager in response to a harassment claim
  • identify what actions to take if an employee files a complaint with an external agency

Overview/Description
Harassment of any type can have a very negative impact on an organization's work environment. 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, including sexual harassment. This two-hour 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 workplace harassment. This course is designed specifically to address the sexual harassment training requirements under California, Connecticut, and Maine law, but is applicable for supervisor and manager training in all states. Additional customization is required in order to fully address the state requirements. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Employment Law Group of the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Please note, however, that the 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. 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. This information is not provided in the course of 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.

Target Audience
Managers and supervisors in any company, including those in CA, CT, and ME

Prerequisites: none

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, State of California

Course Number:
lch_01_a42_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, State of California

  • witness harassing behavior in action
  • recognize the purpose of and requirements for workplace harassment training
  • identify protected classes covered under federal law; and identify protected classes covered under California law
  • identify the essential elements and purpose of an anti-harassment prevention policy
  • identify the elements of unlawful harassment
  • demonstrate familiarity with harassment laws and policies
  • identify abusive conduct as defined by California law
  • describe how to respond to workplace harassment
  • identify options for reporting incidents of harassment
  • recognize the benefits of a workplace that is based on respect and free from harassment
  • respond to and report incidents of harassment
  • identify behaviors that are considered sexual harassment
  • identify key considerations related to harassment that occurs outside of work or after hours
  • choose key considerations related to retaliation for harassment
  • identify situations that demonstrate quid pro harassment
  • explore options for responding to quid pro quo harassment
  • recognize various forms of harassment
  • recognize the importance of courtesy and respect in the workplace
  • verify that you have read and agree to comply with your company's anti-harassment policy

Overview/Description
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 will provide an overview of the types of behaviors that can give rise to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, including those based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability. It will also discuss the benefits of and strategies for promoting a respectful work environment that is free of all forms of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination. This course is designed specifically to address the sexual harassment training requirements for non-manager employees under California law. Additional customization is required in order to fully address the 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. 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.

Target Audience
Non-manager employees in California

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, State of Delaware

Course Number:
lch_01_a43_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, State of Delaware

  • witness harassing behavior in action
  • identify protected classes covered under federal law
  • identify the elements of unlawful harassment
  • identify situations that demonstrate quid pro harassment
  • demonstrate familiarity with harassment laws
  • describe how to respond to workplace harassment
  • recognize the benefits of a workplace that is based on respect and free from harassment
  • take action to respond to harassment and cultivate a respectful workplace culture
  • identify the protections afforded under Delaware's anti-harassment laws
  • recognize the importance of courtesy and respect in the workplace
  • reflect on what you've learned
  • recall information about existing anti-harassment laws

Overview/Description
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 will provide an overview of the types of behaviors that can give rise to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, including those based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability. It will also discuss the benefits of and strategies for promoting a respectful work environment that is free of all forms of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination. If you have questions about harassment either during or after this course, please contact the designated human resources professional at your company who is trained in this area. 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.

Target Audience
All employees in the state of Delaware

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, version 2.0

Course Number:
lch_01_a22_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, version 2.0

  • recognize examples of the classes that are protected from unlawful discriminatory harassment under various federal and state laws
  • match each federal law that forms the legal basis for preventing harassment in the workplace with the group or class it protects
  • identify examples of behaviors that may constitute harassment
  • identify appropriate actions to take if you are harassed at work

Overview/Description
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. Focusing on the forms of harassment prohibited by federal law, this course will provide an overview of the types of behaviors that can give rise to harassment claims, including those based on gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability. It will also discuss the benefits of and strategies for promoting a respectful work environment that is free of all forms of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination. If you have questions about harassment either during or after this course, please contact the designated human resources professional at your company who is trained in this area. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Baker & McKenzie. 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 and/or legal 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.

Target Audience
All employees

Prerequisites: none

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, Version 3.0

Course Number:
lch_01_a24_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, Version 3.0

  • witness harassing behavior in action
  • identify protected classes covered under federal law
  • identify the elements of unlawful harassment
  • demonstrate familiarity with harassment laws
  • describe how to respond to workplace harassment
  • recognize the benefits of a workplace that is based on respect and free from harassment
  • take action to respond to harassment and cultivate a respectful workplace culture
  • recognize the importance of courtesy and respect in the workplace
  • reflect on what you've learned
  • recall information about existing anti-harassment laws

Overview/Description
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 will provide an overview of the types of behaviors that can give rise to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, including those based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability. It will also discuss the benefits of and strategies for promoting a respectful work environment that is free of all forms of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination. If you have questions about harassment either during or after this course, please contact the designated human resources professional at your company who is trained in this area. 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.

Target Audience
All employees

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Frontline Supervisors

Course Number:
lch_01_a26_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Frontline Supervisors

  • recognize when conduct in the workplace constitutes unlawful harassment
  • determine whether actions taken by a supervisor or manager could be construed as a tangible employment action
  • recognize your role in creating a culture of respect and a work environment where harassment is not tolerated
  • proactively deal with harassment before it escalates into a complaint
  • recognize the appropriate action to take when an employee brings a harassment complaint to your attention
  • identify appropriate actions to take if you are notified that an employee has lodged a harassment complaint with the EEOC

Overview/Description
Typically, when people hear the term workplace harassment, they think of sexual harassment. But that is just one of the many forms workplace harassment may take. Unlawful harassment is any form of unwanted or unsolicited behavior directed at an individual or group of individuals by another employee or superior on the basis of a protected characteristic as outlined by various anti-discrimination laws (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act). These protected characteristics include race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, and age. This course will review the characteristics of various forms of harassment and discuss what supervisors can do to discourage harassing behavior of any type in their own work groups by their employees or themselves. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Please note, however, that the 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. 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. This information is not provided in the course of 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.

Target Audience
Supervisors

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Frontline Supervisors – Multi-State Edition

Course Number:
lch_01_a27_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Frontline Supervisors – Multi-State Edition

  • identify the characteristics that are protected by federal law
  • define terms associated with the legal definitions of workplace harassment
  • determine whether a situation involves potential sexual harassment and why
  • determine whether a situation has the potential to be considered unlawful workplace harassment
  • recognize types of legal sanctions and costs that can apply to companies that do not take steps to prevent or address sexual harassment
  • recognize an employer's responsibilities with regard to protecting employees from harassment
  • deal effectively with harassing conduct by an employee before it escalates
  • handle a complaint of harassment following basic guidelines and your company's policy
  • identify what actions to take if you are accused of harassment
  • recognize actions that would be considered retaliation if taken by a supervisor in response to a harassment claim
  • identify what actions to take if an employee files a complaint with an external agency

Overview/Description
Harassment, discrimination, and retaliation can have a very negative impact on an organization's work environment. 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 discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and retaliation. This two-hour course is intended to help develop a set of values in supervisory employees that will assist them in preventing and effectively responding to incidents of workplace harassment. This course is designed specifically to address the sexual harassment training requirements under California, Connecticut, and Maine law, but is applicable for supervisor training in all states. Additional customization is required in order to fully address the state requirements. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Employment Law Group of the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Please note, however, that the 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. 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. This information is not provided in the course of 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.

Target Audience
Supervisors in any company, including those in CA, CT, and ME

Prerequisites: none

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Workers

Course Number:
lch_01_a28_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Workers

  • recognize examples of the classes that are protected from unlawful discriminatory harassment under various federal laws
  • match each federal law that forms the legal basis for preventing harassment in the workplace with the group or class it protects
  • identify examples of behaviors that may constitute harassment
  • identify appropriate actions to take if you are harassed at work

Overview/Description
Harassment at work can have a corrosive effect on an organization's culture and can lead to low employee morale, reduced productivity, and even individual or criminal liability. Focusing on the forms of harassment prohibited by federal law, this course will provide an overview of the types of behaviors that can give rise to harassment claims, including those based on gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability. It will also discuss the benefits of and strategies for promoting a respectful work environment that is free of all forms of harassment, intimidation, discrimination, and retaliation. If you have questions about harassment either during or after this course, please contact the designated human resources professional at your company who is trained in this area. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Please note, however, that the 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. 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. This information is not provided in the course of 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.

Target Audience
All employees

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers

Course Number:
lch_01_a17_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers

  • recognize when conduct in the workplace constitutes unlawful harassment
  • determine whether actions taken by a supervisor or manager could be construed as a tangible employment action
  • recognize your role in creating a culture of respect and a work environment where harassment is not tolerated
  • proactively deal with harassment before it escalates into a complaint
  • recognize the appropriate action to take when an employee brings a harassment complaint to your attention
  • identify appropriate actions to take if you are notified that an employee has lodged a harassment complaint with the EEOC

Overview/Description
Typically, when people hear the term workplace harassment, they think of sexual harassment. But that is just one of the many forms workplace harassment may take. Unlawful harassment is any form of unwanted or unsolicited behavior directed at an individual or group of individuals by another employee or superior on the basis of a protected characteristic as outlined by various anti-discrimination laws (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act). These protected characteristics include race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, and age. Depending on state law and other circumstances, additional characteristics such as sexual orientation and marital status may also be protected. This course will review the characteristics of various forms of harassment and discuss what supervisors and managers can do to discourage harassing behavior of any type in their own work groups by their employees or themselves. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Please note, however, that the 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. 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. This information is not provided in the course of 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.

Target Audience
Supervisors and managers

Prerequisites: none

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers - Multi-State Edition, Version 3.0

Course Number:
lch_01_a32_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers - Multi-State Edition, Version 3.0

  • witness harassing behavior in action
  • recognize the purpose of and requirements for workplace harassment training
  • identify protected classes covered under federal law
  • recognize the manager's responsibilities when receiving a harassment complaint
  • define the parameters of limited confidentiality
  • identify the essential elements and purpose of an anti-harassment prevention policy
  • identify the elements of unlawful harassment
  • identify the possible legal consequences resulting from vicarious liability
  • identify the potential consequences if a manager harasses an employee
  • demonstrate familiarity with harassment laws and policies, and your responsibilities as a manager
  • recognize actions managers should take to address potentially harassing behavior before it escalates
  • identify abusive conduct as defined by California law
  • describe how to respond to workplace harassment
  • identify options for reporting incidents of harassment
  • recognize the benefits of a workplace that is based on respect and free from harassment
  • respond to and report incidents of harassment
  • identify behaviors that are considered sexual harassment
  • identify key considerations related to harassment that occurs outside of work or after hours
  • choose key considerations related to retaliation for harassment
  • recognize key considerations related to harassment based on religion
  • identify situations that demonstrate quid pro harassment
  • explore options for responding to quid pro quo harassment
  • identify the steps of the investigation process
  • recognize the process followed by external agencies handling a harassment complaint
  • identify the actions to take if you're accused of harassment
  • recognize various forms of harassment
  • recognize the importance of courtesy and respect in the workplace
  • reflect on what you've learned
  • verify that you have read and agree to comply with your company's anti-harassment policy

Overview/Description
Harassment and discrimination can have a very negative 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 two-hour 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 sexual harassment training requirements under California, Connecticut, and Maine law, but is applicable for supervisor and manager training in all states. Additional customization is required in order to fully address the state requirements. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati , PC and 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.

Target Audience
Managers and supervisors in any company, including those in CA, CT, and ME

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers – Multi-State Edition, version 2.0

Course Number:
lch_01_a23_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers – Multi-State Edition, version 2.0

  • identify the classes that are protected by federal law
  • define terms associated with the legal definitions of workplace harassment
  • determine whether a situation involves potential sexual harassment and why
  • determine whether a situation has the potential to be considered unlawful workplace harassment
  • recognize types of legal sanctions and costs that can apply to companies that do not take steps to prevent or address sexual harassment
  • recognize an employer's responsibilities with regard to protecting employees from harassment
  • deal effectively with harassing conduct by an employee before it escalates
  • handle a complaint of harassment following basic guidelines and your company's policy
  • identify what actions to take if you are accused of harassment
  • recognize actions that would be considered retaliation if taken by a manager in response to a harassment claim
  • identify what actions to take if an employee files a complaint with an external agency

Overview/Description
Harassment can have a very negative impact on an organization's work environment. 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, including sexual harassment. This two-hour 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 workplace harassment. This course is designed specifically to address the sexual harassment training requirements under California, Connecticut, and Maine law, but is applicable for supervisor and manager training in all states. Additional customization is required in order to fully address the state requirements. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Baker & McKenzie. 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 and/or legal 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.

Target Audience
Managers and supervisors in any company, including those in CA, CT, and ME

Prerequisites: none

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers, State of Delaware

Course Number:
lch_01_a44_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers, State of Delaware

  • witness harassing behavior in action
  • identify protected classes covered under federal law
  • recognize the manager's responsibilities when receiving a harassment complaint
  • identify the elements of unlawful harassment
  • identify the possible legal consequences resulting from vicarious liability
  • identify the potential consequences if a manager harasses an employee
  • demonstrate familiarity with harassment laws and policies, and your responsibilities as a manager
  • describe how to respond to workplace harassment
  • recognize the benefits of a workplace that is based on respect and free from harassment
  • respond to incidents of harassment
  • identify key considerations related to harassment that occurs outside of work or after hours
  • choose key considerations related to retaliation for harassment
  • recognize key considerations related to harassment based on religion
  • identify situations that demonstrate quid pro harassment
  • recognize various forms of harassment
  • identify the protections afforded under Delaware's anti-harassment laws
  • recognize the importance of courtesy and respect in the workplace
  • reflect on what you've learned
  • recall information related to unlawful harassment

Overview/Description
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 will provide an overview of the types of behaviors that can give rise to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, including those based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability. It will also discuss the benefits of and strategies for promoting a respectful work environment that is free of all forms of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination, while focusing on the specific role managers have in modeling appropriate behavior, responding to inappropriate conduct, and handling complaints from employees. If you have questions about harassment either during or after this course, please contact the designated human resources professional at your company who is trained in this area. 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.

Target Audience
Supervisors and managers in the state of Delaware

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers – Version 3.0

Course Number:
lch_01_a25_lc_enus
Lesson Objectives

Workplace Harassment Prevention for Managers – Version 3.0

  • witness harassing behavior in action
  • identify protected classes covered under federal law
  • recognize the manager's responsibilities when receiving a harassment complaint
  • identify the elements of unlawful harassment
  • identify the possible legal consequences resulting from vicarious liability
  • identify the potential consequences if a manager harasses an employee
  • demonstrate familiarity with harassment laws and policies, and your responsibilities as a manager
  • describe how to respond to workplace harassment
  • recognize the benefits of a workplace that is based on respect and free from harassment
  • respond to incidents of harassment
  • identify key considerations related to harassment that occurs outside of work or after hours
  • choose key considerations related to retaliation for harassment
  • recognize key considerations related to harassment based on religion
  • identify situations that demonstrate quid pro harassment
  • recognize various forms of harassment
  • recognize the importance of courtesy and respect in the workplace
  • reflect on what you've learned
  • recall information related to unlawful harassment

Overview/Description
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 will provide an overview of the types of behaviors that can give rise to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, including those based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability. It will also discuss the benefits of and strategies for promoting a respectful work environment that is free of all forms of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination, while focusing on the specific role managers have in modeling appropriate behavior, responding to inappropriate conduct, and handling complaints from employees. If you have questions about harassment either during or after this course, please contact the designated human resources professional at your company who is trained in this area. 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.

Target Audience
Managers and supervisors

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