Introduction to Workplace Harassment Training Online

Preventing harassment in the workplace is one of the most pressing compliance training initiatives for all organizations. Sexual harassment training is mandated in certain states and essential to building a legal defense under the Faragher-Ellerth affirmative defense requirements. Regular, high-quality online workplace harassment training educates employees and raises awareness about harassment—one of the most common forms of employee misconduct—and helps build a workplace culture of respect and ethical behavior.

NAVEX Global offers several versions of Workplace Harassment training courses for managers and non-manager employees. Our online harassment training is built in close collaboration with Littler Mendelson, the nation’s largest workplace compliance law firm, and is exclusively endorsed by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Our workplace harassment prevention courses meet state and federal training requirements, including California AB 1825 sexual harassment training laws, the new AB 2053 abusive conduct training regulation, as well as harassment statutes in Connecticut and Maine.

Workplace Harassment Training Video Demonstrations

Play

Workplace Harassment: Talk Show

Video Demo
2 minutes
Play

Workplace Harassment: Trending Now

Video Demo
2 minutes
Play

Workplace Harassment: Manager Introduction

Video Demo: Compliance City
1 minutes
Play

Workplace Harassment: Manager Scenario

Video Demo: Compliance City
2 minutes

Workplace Harassment COURSE VERSIONS

For Employees

The standard and basic employee versions of our Workplace Harassment training go beyond sexual harassment to cover additional protected categories such as race, age, religion, disability, veteran status and sexual orientation. Set in the context of a multi-host talk show, the employee version of our Workplace Harassment training immerses learners in real-world scenarios and interactive exercises reinforce the important lessons covered in the course.

COURSE VERSIONS & TIMES

Workplace Harassment Training (Employee Standard)
1 hour
Workplace Harassment Training (Employee Basic)
30-35 minutes

Topics Covered in Workplace Harassment Training for Employees

  • Spotting harassment and responding to it
  • Identifying the different forms harassment can take
  • Harassment and technology
  • Defining protected categories
  • Importance of reporting suspected misconduct
  • Sex and gender harassment
  • Risks associated with workplace romance
  • The rule against retaliation
  • Bullying and its impact in the workplace

Screenshots

Other versions of this course

You've just reviewed the "For Employees" version of this course. We also offer these versions:

For Managers

The Workplace Harassment training course for managers fulfills California AB 1825 sexual harassment training laws, the new AB 2053 Abusive Conduct training regulation, as well as Connecticut and Maine Harassment laws. The first segment is set in the context of a multi-host talk show presented in the employee version of the course. The second segment, designed specifically for managers, is called Compliance City. This segment is a game where managers are required to solve real-world challenges to advance to the next level and collect rewards along the way.

The standard and basic manager versions of the Workplace Harassment training course go beyond sexual harassment to cover additional protected categories such as race, age, religion, disability, veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation.

COURSE VERSIONS & TIMES

Workplace Harassment Training (Manager Standard)
2 hours
Workplace Harassment Training (Manager Basic)
1 hour

Topics Covered in Workplace Harassment Training for Managers

  • Spotting harassment and responding to it
  • Identifying the different forms harassment can take
  • Harassment and technology
  • Defining protected categories
  • Importance of reporting suspected misconduct
  • Sex and gender harassment
  • Risks associated with workplace romance
  • The rule against retaliation
  • Bullying and its impact in the workplace
  • Handling complaints properly
  • The manager’s role in spotting, addressing and preventing harassment and retaliation—whether in person or online
  • How to identify and address abusive conduct (ensuring compliance with California AB 2053)
  • Proper techniques for receiving complaints, including complaints from reluctant and/or chronic reporters
  • When to engage with organizational allies such as HR and senior management
  • Investigation basics and the importance of confidentiality
  • Best practice techniques for managing employees who have complained
  • Available remedies under law
  • Strategies for addressing and preventing misconduct and harassment
  • Optional content for managers on preventing harassment based on gender identity
  • Optional content for managers on family responsibility discrimination and stereotyping

Screenshots

Other versions of this course

You've just reviewed the "For Managers" version of this course. We also offer these versions:

Configurable Training

Our configurable Workplace Harassment training course enables an organization to customize the harassment training experience to their needs by choosing from a library of pre-built segments.

Harassment@Work
Choose from six pre-built segments: The Basics, Are You Sure? Forms of Harassment, Trending Now, Workplace Romance, and Complaints and Retaliation

Compliance City
Choose from 13 pre-built Compliance City modules for managers

Policy in Action
Option to deploy a company-specific policy related to harassment, reporting, retaliation, etc.

COURSE VERSIONS & TIMES

Workplace Harassment Training (Configurable)
Duration depends upon segments selected

Topics Available in the Configurable Version of Workplace Harassment Training

  • Spotting harassment and responding to it
  • Identifying the different forms harassment can take
  • Harassment and technology
  • Defining protected categories
  • Importance of reporting suspected misconduct
  • Sex and gender harassment
  • Risks associated with workplace romance
  • The rule against retaliation
  • Bullying and its impact in the workplace
  • Handling complaints properly
  • The manager’s role in spotting, addressing and preventing harassment and retaliation—whether in person or online
  • How to identify and address abusive conduct (ensuring compliance with California AB 2053)
  • Proper techniques for receiving complaints, including complaints from reluctant and/or chronic reporters
  • When to engage with organizational allies such as HR and senior management
  • Investigation basics and the importance of confidentiality
  • Best practice techniques for managing employees who have complained
  • Available remedies under law
  • Strategies for addressing and preventing misconduct and harassment
  • Optional content for managers on preventing harassment based on gender identity
  • Optional content for managers on family responsibility discrimination and stereotyping

Screenshots

Other versions of this course

You've just reviewed the "Configurable Training" version of this course. We also offer these versions:

RELATED BURSTS Short Training and Awareness Bursts Related to Workplace Harassment

Bursts are used to reinforce training lessons, raise topical awareness, stimulate employee conversation and expand coverage of risk areas. Bursts come in four different formats to address employees with different learning styles. To learn more about bursts and how they can be used as part of a cohesive training and awareness strategy visit our Burst Learning Page and download our Burst Learning User Guide.

Ethically Speaking: If You See it, Say Something

The responses of real people in these unscripted street interviews will foster a better understanding of the importance of reporting suspected misconduct. This 5-8 minute burst prompts viewers to consider what constitutes misconduct, their responsibility to report all suspected misconduct, and where they can find resources for learning more about conduct expectations.

Ethics Street: Reporting & Retaliation

In this 5-8 minute humorous burst featuring a recurring cast of characters and an interactive branching exercise, learners explore the importance of reporting and the consequences of not speaking up, including the potential for misconduct to worsen, the consequences of remaining silent and the benefits of reporting. 

Ethics Street: Workplace Harassment

In this innovative 5-8 minute branching exercise, Jack, one of the recurring cast of characters in Ethics Street bursts, considers whether to intervene when coworkers engage in inappropriate or disrespectful conduct. Viewers will better understand how bad decisions create problems with customers, create uncomfortable situations with coworkers and violate policy.

Ethically Speaking: Examples of Harassment

In this innovative 5-8 minute branching exercise, Jack, one of the recurring cast of characters in Ethics Street bursts, considers whether to intervene when co-workers engage in inappropriate or disrespectful conduct. Viewers will better understand how bad decisions create problems with customers, create uncomfortable situations with coworkers and violate policy.

RELATED RESOURCES Resources for Managing Workplace Harassment Risk