Course Summary:

UPDATED FOR 2023: Sexual harassment can happen in all environments, from the smallest workplaces to the largest corporations. Anyone can be a harasser, and anyone can be a target. For a church, a public sexual harassment lawsuit can have far-reaching consequences. Churches have a legal and moral responsibility to put measures in place to stop sexual harassment. As of September 2018, employers in California are required to train employees about sexual harassment. This 1-hour course will help employees and volunteers have an awareness of sexual harassment and take action to stop it when they see it happening in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define sexual harassment
  • Know how federal and state laws have influenced sexual harassment mandates
  • Identify the types of behavior that can be perceived as harassment
  • Define the criteria for harassment in a court of law
  • Learn the two main categories of sexual harassment
  • Know about investigations and disciplinary action that may result from a sexual harassment claim

Key Topics Include:

  • Module 1: Introduction, Laws and Definitions
  • Module 2: Abusive Conduct
  • Module 3: Sexual Harassment Claims, Policies and Prevention
  • Module 4: Discrimination and Diversity
  • Module 5: Conclusion and Final Exam