Workplace Harassment

Harassment can be based on a variety of factors that differ from the one doing the harassment, such as race, sex and disability.

The Workplace Harassment workshop will help give participants the tools necessary to recognize harassment in the workplace as well understand your rights and responsibilities under the law, with regard to safety in the workplace.

Workplace Harassment Course Outline:


Module One: Getting Started

    * Icebreaker
    * Ground rules
    * The Parking Lot
    * Workshop objectives
    * Action plans and evaluation forms

Module Two: The Background

    * The Law
    * Identifying Harassment
    * Anti-Harassment Policies

Module Three: Developing an Anti-Harassment Policy

    * An Anti-Harassment Policy: What Should Be Covered
    * How Model Policies Work
    * Steps to a Healthy Work Place
    * Educating Employees

Module Four: Policies in the Workplace

    * Anti-Harassment Policy Statements
    * Employee’s Rights and Responsibilities
    * Employer’s Rights and Responsibilities

Module Five: Proper Procedures in the Workplace

    * If You are Being Harassed
    * If You are Accused of Harassing
    * The Investigation
    * Remedies

Module Six: False Allegations

    * How to Address the Situation
    * Confidentiality
    * Monitoring the Situation
    * Retaliation
    * Appeals

Module Seven: Other Options

    * Union Grievance Procedures
    * Mediation: Getting Help from Outside Organization

Module Eight: Sexual Harassment

    * Defining Sexual Harassment
    * Elements of Harassment
    * Common Scenarios

Module Nine: Mediation

    * What is Mediation
    * Deciding if it is Right
    * How to Implement

Module Ten: Conflict Resolution

    * How to Resolve the Situation
    * Seeing Both Sides
    * Deciding the Consequence

Module Eleven: The Aftermath

    * How to Move On
    * Monitoring the Situation
    * Learning from Mistakes

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

    * Words from the Wise
    * Review of Parking Lot
    * Lessons Learned
    * Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations