Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Online Course & Certificate

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1 contact hours
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0.1 Continuing Education Units
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In this class students will learn how the term “sexual harassment” is defined by law governing the workplace, understand the responsibility of the employer and the employee under the law, and consider the relationship between gender identity and sexual harassment.


By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of:

  • How they might deal with harassment should they experience it, given policies
    and procedures for student-student or employee-student harassment,
  • What is, and what is not, sexual harassment in current American law,
  • How the law of sexual harassment relates to legal concepts like employment at will,
    hostile workplace environments, due process, and class actions,
  • How sexual harassment relates to gender, to sexual orientation, and to related
    hierarchies of power in the workplace, and
  • How organizations might prevent harassment of all types.

Student learning will be assessed primarily by an objective exam covering readings, lectures, and exercises.


There are no prerequisites for taking this course.

 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam for each course. 

Module I

Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment in the workplace.

  • What is and what is not harassment?
  • What should you do if you are harassed?
  • How can you avoid being accused of harassment when you do not intend anything serious?
  • Workplace respect and employer programs to reduce sexual harassment

Module II

The Law;

  • Employer and Employee Responsibility;
  • Human Rights and Enforcement Employment law as a context for understanding sexual harassment issues

Module III

Sexual harassment on college campuses nationwide.

  • Student-student and employee-student issues.


 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System. 

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