Sexual Harassment Prevention for Employees

Course Code: 01-14-ER03


This course discusses difficult and highly sensitive topics, including various forms of harassment, discrimination, and other inappropriate behaviors in the workplace. If you need help processing potentially challenging content, please reach out to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or your human resources (HR) office for further support.

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Sexual harassment consists of unwanted, unwelcome sexual advances or sexual conduct in the workplace that has the effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s work performance. This type of behavior can create an intimidating or hostile work environment which impacts employee morale, motivation, and productivity. As a Washington state employee, you have a responsibility to prevent sexual harassment from occurring. This course teaches you how to recognize sexual harassment behavior and how to prevent it.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize behaviors that do and do not constitute sexual harassment.
  • Discuss the high-cost impact of sexual harassment.
  • Discuss bystander methods to interrupt sexual harassment when you see or hear it.
  • Identify resources that are available.
  • Demonstrate techniques to prevent sexual harassment.

Intended Audience: All audiences.