What is Sexual Harassment?
Harassment is unwelcome conduct directed at individuals on the basis of a protected characteristic. When harassment specifically targets sex, gender, gender identity and gender expression, pregnancy status or related medical conditions, or sexual orientation, it is considered sexual harassment.
Harassment can generally arise in two scenarios. The first is called hostile work environment sexual harassment. This occurs when the unwelcome behavior creates an intimidating, hostile, or abusive work environment. The second is called quid pro quo sexual harassment, where the unwelcome behavior is a condition of continued employment or offered in exchange for something else, such as a bonus or promotion.
Why Should We Do Sexual Harassment Training?
You shouldn’t just do harassment training to meet compliance requirements or prevent a sexual harassment lawsuit. Instead, well-designed harassment training is important for fostering a safe, inclusive culture and reducing sexual harassment in the workplace.
How Long is the Training?
Our training is self paced, and the time it takes learners to complete varies. On average, the foundational course for non-managers takes an hour to complete, the foundational course for supervisors takes 2 hours, and the bystander intervention course takes an hour.
Does the Package Include Bystander Intervention Training?
Yes, the harassment prevention package includes an hourlong bystander intervention training that empowers witnesses to act when they see unwanted behavior. The training meets the new compliance requirements in Chicago, and we recommend it for employees in any location.
Who Facilitates Your Training?
Our harassment training is facilitated by Michelle Lopez, a DEI expert and attorney, and Analia Stratton, a DEI and adult learning expert. All of our DEI courses are facilitated by the world’s leading experts in their fields.
How is the Training Delivered?
The sexual harassment online training is delivered through Paradigm Reach
, our blended learning solution. Learners can access it via Paradigm’s platform with a simple login or through your organization’s Learning Management System (LMS) of choice.