Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

This training provides an overview of harassment and discrimination in the workplace including the types of harassment, examples of how harassment manifests itself in the workplace, what to do if you feel you have been the victim of harassment, and what employees' responsibilities are in preventing workplace harassment and discrimination.  This course should take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

  • Duration: 0.5 hour
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

The Definition of Harassment

This course provides course participants with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's definition of harassment. Participants will discuss this definition and the topic of unwelcome conduct in the workplace.  

Types of Harassment

Participants of this course will become familiar with both verbal and non-verbal types of harassment including mimicking disabilities, unwelcome comments, staring and touching. 

What to do if You Feel You are Being Harassed

This course provides specific instructions for taking action if an employee feels that they are being harassed. This course provides a discussion of using human resources as a resource and the communication skills needed to communicate to the offender when harassment is taking place. 

Your Responsibilities as an Employee

Participants of this course will leave the course with a clear understanding of their roles as employees as it relates to workplace harassment. The course expert explains that employees should have a clear understanding of their agency's policies and procedures. 

Additional Considerations

NPR writes "A New Survey Finds 81 Percent Of Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment."

Course Objectives


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