This course takes a closer look at sexual harassment, defining it and debunking common stereotypes and misconceptions. It also discusses the problems with perception and tensions in the workplace, how to deal with a potentially hostile work environment and persistent harassing behavior, as wells as the proper ways to report harassment.
Then we examine manager's responsibilities regarding hostile work environments, anti-harassment policies and procedures, and program implementation. Students will learn how to correctly handle a harassment complaint and investigate claims. Definitions of quid pro quo and a hostile work environment are discussed before summarizing the elements of an effective anti-harassment policy.
Next, we will analyze general discrimination and the different types of discrimination before looking specifically at discriminatory hiring and firing practices. Then students will be introduced to the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it affects hiring practices and workplace accommodations. This course also explores other concepts of business ethics such as open door policies and bullying.
Lastly, we will discuss how TWC Civil Rights Division prohibits harassment of applicants or employees on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. The student will learn more about TWC Civil Rights Division in order to gain more insight about preventing and dealing with discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Define sexual harassment
- Describe how to diffuse conflicts and issues in the workplace and report harassment to the proper department
- List a managerâs responsibilities to prevent and handle sexual harassment in the workplace
- Demonstrate how to create effective anti-harassment policies and procedures and correctly handle harassment complaints and investigate claims
- Define quid pro quo, a hostile work environment, and a zero-tolerance anti-harassment policy
- Identify discrimination in the workplace and discriminatory employment practices
- Summarize the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Describe and implement an open door policy in order to prevent workplace discrimination and harassment
- Identify bullying in the workplace, how it starts, its effects, and ways to prevent it
- Summarize the provisions and applications of TWC Civil Rights Division.
- List the requirements for employers under TWC Civil Rights Division.
- Outline the training requirements under TWC Civil Rights Division.
This course covers the following topics:
- Definition of Sexual Harassment
- Stereotypes and Misconceptions
- Managers' Responsibilities
- Policies and Procedures
- Quid Pro Quo
- Discrimination Types
- Disabilities (the American Disabilities Act)
- Open Door Policy
- Bullying Defined & Signs
- TWC Civil Rights ( Texas Labor Code Chapter 21)
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