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. This 25-minute 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.
- Define sexual harassment
- Know the federal laws that relate to sexual harassment and how state laws may apply in your church
- Identify the types of behavior that can be perceived as sexual harassment
- Define the criteria for sexual harassment in a court of law
- Understand how you can become an active participant in stopping harassment behavior
- Be aware of investigations and disciplinary action that may result from a sexual harassment claim
Key Topics Include:
- A Moral and Legal Obligation
- Federal and State Laws
- The Me Too Movement
- Defining Sexual Harassment
- Typical Sexual Harassment Behaviors
- Two Types of Sexual Harassment Claims: Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment
- Severe or Pervasive Behavior
- Coming Forward
- Who Can be Sexually Harassed?
- A Toxic Environment
- Bystander Intervention
- What Should Victims Do?
- Sexual Harassment Investigations
- Disciplinary Action
- Unlawful Retaliation
- What Can Churches Do?
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