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 offers clear guidance for supervisors and leaders on harassment and discrimination in the workplace including how to recognize and prevent harassment, what to do if you feel you have been the victim of harassment and explains the responsibilities of supervisors to respond promptly and appropriately if faced with a complaint of harassment. This course should take approximately 30 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 or One of Your Employees 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 a Supervisor or Leader 

Participants of this course will leave the course with a clear understanding of their roles as supervisors or organizational leaders as it relates to workplace harassment. The course expert explains that employees should have a clear understanding of their agency's policies and procedures, and importantly understand how to raise concerns and work with their employees that may have been a victim to workplace harassment. 

Additional Considerations

As a leader, it is your duty to protect those that have suffered harassing conduct from discrimination or retaliation.

What People Are Saying

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- Gloria B.