Course Summary:

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define sexual harassment
  • Know how federal 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:

  • A Harassment-Free Church Workplace
  • The Effects of Harassment
  • The Federal Laws
  • Defining Sexual Harassment
  • Criteria: Protected Status: Unwelcome Behavior; Severe or Pervasive Behavior; Adverse Effect in the Workplace
  • Two Types of Sexual Harassment: Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment
  • Sexual Harassment Claims
  • Coming Forward
  • Cooperating With an Investigation
  • Disciplinary Action
  • Don’t Retaliate
  • Zero-Tolerance Policies
  • Stopping Harassment