Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, State of California (RETIRED)

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Discrimination and harassment at work can have a corrosive effect on an organization's culture and can lead to low employee morale, reduced productivity, and even criminal liability. This course will provide an overview of the types of behaviors that can give rise to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, including those based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability. It will also discuss the benefits of and strategies for promoting a respectful work environment that is free of all forms of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination. This course is designed specifically to address the sexual harassment training requirements for non-manager employees under California law. Additional customization is required in order to fully address the state requirements. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Potomac Law Group, PLLC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Because laws and regulations governing discrimination and harassment may change, the most current legal developments may or may not be reflected in the course. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any law or other directive. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.

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Non-manager employees in California


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Workplace Harassment Prevention for Employees, State of California (RETIRED)

  • witness harassing behavior in action
  • recognize the purpose of and requirements for workplace harassment training
  • identify protected classes covered under federal law; and identify protected classes covered under California law
  • identify the essential elements and purpose of an anti-harassment prevention policy
  • identify the elements of unlawful harassment
  • demonstrate familiarity with harassment laws and policies
  • identify abusive conduct as defined by California law
  • describe how to respond to workplace harassment
  • identify options for reporting incidents of harassment
  • recognize the benefits of a workplace that is based on respect and free from harassment
  • respond to and report incidents of harassment
  • identify behaviors that are considered sexual harassment
  • identify key considerations related to harassment that occurs outside of work or after hours
  • choose key considerations related to retaliation for harassment
  • identify situations that demonstrate quid pro harassment
  • explore options for responding to quid pro quo harassment
  • recognize various forms of harassment
  • recognize the importance of courtesy and respect in the workplace
  • verify that you have read and agree to comply with your company's anti-harassment policy
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