Sexual Harassment Training

Preventing Workplace Harassment Online Training Course

Course Overview

Workplace harassment is not just a legal issue - it's a workplace issue that can dramatically impact culture, hiring, retention and financial performance.

While training learners on the the legal concepts related to harassment based on gender and other protected categories, this course goes on to give learners practical tools they can apply in today’s workplace to spot and address conflict before serious problems develop.

This course meets all training requirements related to harassment, including California’s AB 1825 and laws in Connecticut, New Jersey and Maine.

It was created in partnership with preeminent subject matter experts Patti Perez and Phyllis Cheng. Ms. Perez is the primary author of the 2016 regulations relating to AB 1825 and training requirements in California. Ms. Cheng was the Director of California’s DFEH, the largest state civil rights enforcement agency in the United States.

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Course Snapshot

Course length: Available in 120 minute (Manager), 60 minute (Manager) and 35 minute (Employee) course versions. Canadian and International courses also available.

Audience: Managers and employees

Format: Video, animation and audio narration

This course combines two different and complementary learning experiences with innovative course design.

In the first part of this course, learners are introduced to harassment concepts and receive practical coaching on how to spot and address the kinds of workplace conflict that give rise to harassment claims and hurt team performance.

In the second part of this course, learners are taught how to apply these lessons to video scenarios drawn from the headlines and actual cases. In an innovative first, learners also see how other learners assessed the scenarios - creating the sense of a true learner community.

Recommended course versions include video scenarios curated by our experts. Employers can also customize the course by choosing other video scenarios from our growing library addressing other issues and work settings.

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Meet Phyllis Cheng

Employment Law Expert

Phyllis is an employment law expert and a partner at DLA Piper, the largest global law firm. Before joining DLA Piper, Phyllis was the Director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the largest state civil rights agency in the United States. During her nearly seven-year tenure at DFEH, the agency took in 140,000 complaints and prosecuted between 400-500 cases, including several class complaints. Phyllis garnered wins and settlements of about $100 million plus affirmative relief. At DLA Piper, Phyllis focuses her practice on the employment policy, legislative and business development issues that concern companies in California.



Key Course Concepts

  • How to navigate employee conflict with our Workplace Color Spectrum™.
  • What is harassment?
  • Types of harassment
  • What is unwelcome conduct.
  • What is severe or pervasive conduct.
  • Retaliation.
  • Managers’ responsibility.

Key Course Features

  • Satisfies training mandates from California (AB 1825, AB 2053), Connecticut, New Jersey, Maine, and the EEOC.
  • Course experts are Phyllis Cheng, former DLA Piper partner and Director of the California’s DFEH, and Patti Perez, employment law attorney at Ogletree Deakins and principal author of the new AB 1825 regulations.
  • Community Polling Questions dynamically share data on other learners answers and assessments.
  • Option to add, remove, or exchange scenarios from our library and/or add your branding and policy.
  • Gives learners direct access to Emtrain subject matter experts for best practices.
  • Shares anonymized, curated questions submitted by learners and answered by Emtrain experts.
  • Available in English and Spanish. International and Canadian courses also available.
  • Includes Emtrain’s robust LMS; compatible with SCORM 1.2 and 2004.

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