What Is Sexual Harassment Training?

Sexual harassment training is a form of compliance training common in organizations of all shapes and sizes. Mandated by federal and state laws, this training is aimed at preventing workplace sexual harassment in any form, including inappropriate remarks, unwanted physical contact, showing pornographic material, and demands for sexual favors.

Depending on your state regulations, you may need a 1-hour sexual harassment training course for employees and a 2-hour course for supervisors. In some states, this training is required within six months of an employee joining an organization and then every two years thereafter.

  • Federal & State compliant
  • 1-hour training for employees
  • 2-hour training for managers & supervisors
  • English & Spanish language

What Makes Our Online Sexual Harassment Training Better?

Online Sexual Harassment Training

The ProProfs training course meets current federal and state sexual harassment training requirements. The course is designed by legal professionals to help you deploy harassment compliance training at the workplace and ensure compliance

ProProfs doesn't just give you a course, you also get our powerful Training Maker software, which means you can fully customize the course to fit your company's needs and preferences.

You also get our learning classroom, which makes it easy for you to assign courses and track completion and compliance. With ProProfs, you eliminate the time-intensive process of sexual harassment training and make it easier for both your HR and employees.

  • Administer courses quickly & easily
  • Customize with your branding
  • Add your company policies & docs
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  • Federal & state compliant for sexual harassment training Federal & State Compliant

    Meets U.S. Federal and State requirements for sexual harassment training.

  • Auto-generated reports Auto Generated Reports

    Access auto-generated reports and stats to view assignments, completions, and scores.

  • View & access sexual harassment training courses anytime anywhere Anytime, Anywhere Learning

    View & access training courses on laptops, tablets or smartphones.

  • Self-paced learning Self-Paced Learning

    Employees can take the course on their schedule and can start & stop as needed.

  • Real-life case studies and examples to illustrate workplace sexual harassment Real-Life Scenarios

    Includes real-life case studies and examples to illustrate workplace sexual harassment.

  • Integrate quizzes and surveys in a sexual harassment course Interactive Quizzes

    Quizzes, surveys and final exam included to assess knowledge retention and learning objectives.

  • Manage sexual harassment training course using centralized online classrooms with our LMS Virtual Classroom

    Manage courses and learners easily using centralized online classrooms with our LMS.

  • Online sexual harassment training course completion certificate Completion Certificate

    Employees can retake quizzes and final exam. Everyone is guaranteed a completion certificate.

  • 24/7 phone and live chat support 24/7 Support

    Your own onboarding success manager and premium email, phone and live chat support.

Who is This Course For?

Sexual harassment training course online for both employees and supervisors

This course is designed for both employees and supervisors at all levels and working in different industries. It is based on state-mandated sexual harassment training requirements in the United States.

Employers who are looking to establish a proper code of conduct in their organizations and prevent unwanted cases of sexual harassment will find this online sexual harassment training course particularly helpful.

The course can be used as-is or customized to fit your needs. It’s easy to enroll learners and train them using ProProfs sexual harassment training software.

  • Small companies
  • Large companies
  • Employees
  • Supervisors & Managers
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Course Outline

#1   Course Overview
  • Course Overview
#2   Introduction to Sexual Harassment
  • What is Sexual Harassment?
  • Handout: Recognizing Sexual Harassment
  • Who Can Be the Target?
  • Who Can Be the Perpetrator?
  • Where Can Sexual Harassment Happen?
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#3   Types Of Sexual Harassment
  • Quid Pro Quo
  • Scenario
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Scenario
  • Worksheet: Types of Sexual Harassment
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#4   Retaliation
  • Protected Activities
  • What Is Retaliation?
  • What is Not Retaliation?
  • Handout: Possible Signs of Retaliation
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#5   Responsibility of Supervisory Personnel
  • The Supervisor's Responsibility
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Handout: Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#6   What to Do if You are Sexually Harassed
  • What Should I Do If I Am Harassed?
  • What Should I Do If I Witness Sexual Harassment?
  • Investigation and Corrective Action
  • Investigation Process
  • Worksheet: What to Do If You're Sexually Harassed
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#7   Additional Protections and Remedies
  • State Protections
  • United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Local Protections
  • Handout: How Complaints at EEOC Works
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#8   PLACEHOLDER: Your Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy
  • Add Your Company Harassment Prevention Policy Here
#9   Conclusion
  • Final Assessment
  • Course Handouts
  • Course Feedback
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What You’ll Learn

Identify sexual harassment in the workplace

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Effectively respond to sexual harassment cases
  • Understand the Federal and State laws governing workplace sexual harassment
  • Know the roles and responsibilities of employers, employees, and supervisors

What are the Federal & State Training Requirements?

This course meets the standards outlined by the following U.S. Federal and State laws:

#1Federal: Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, FEHA and Title VII statutory provisions and case law concerning the prohibition against and the prevention of unlawful sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in employment.
#2California: AB 2053, SB 292, CA Dept of Fair Employment and Housing 2016, SB 296, SB 1300, AB 2053
#3Connecticut: Connecticut Human Rights and Opportunity Act
#4Delaware: HB 360
#5Maine: Maine Employment Laws Revised Statute, Title 26, Section 807
#6New York: New York Human Rights Law § 296.1, New York City Stop Sexual Harassment Act

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is federal sexual harassment training?

Federal sexual harassment training is a compliance training that applies to all the 50 states in the United States. It is based on the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the regulations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, origin, and religion. All employers in the U.S. are required to train their employees every two years based on these guidelines. To know more, watch this video: What Is Sexual Harassment Training?

Who needs to take federal sexual harassment training?

All employees and supervisors in the U.S. are required to undergo sexual harassment training as mandated by the federal government. Depending upon the regulations in a state, you may need a 1-hour sexual harassment training course for employees and a 2-hour course for supervisors. In some states, this training needs to be deployed within six months of an employee joining the office and two years (or every year in some states) after that.

What are the main provisions of federal sexual harassment laws?

Under the federal laws on sexual harassment, victims of sexual harassment can sue for damages as per the 1991 amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 1964. These laws protect all public and private employees in the United States and those U.S.-based companies operating overseas. A victim of an alleged harassment case can file a complaint with the EEOC within 300 days of the incident. Complainants do not need an attorney to file a complaint. The complaint must be filed with the EEOC before filing it in the federal court.

When does this course start and finish?

This course is self-paced, and is available as soon as you open your account. You can assign the course to your employees anytime, and you can set deadlines for them. The course is always available to you, so you can require employees to take it again or as required by your policy or state (e.g. every two years).

How long do I get the course access?

As long as your account is active, you can access the course. If you cancel your account, you will lose access to the course.

Can I edit the course?

Yes. You can make changes to the course. If you do make changes, please check Federal and State guidelines to ensure you maintain compliance.

How is the course accessed?

You will be able to administer and manage the course from your ProProfs Training Maker account. You can share the course with your employees using our Classroom feature. Or you may send them an email containing a link to the course if you prefer.

How can I add my company’s harassment policy to the course?

There is a placeholder location in the course where you can add your company’s harassment policy. You can type in, copy and paste or even upload files directly into the training course, including: zip, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, pdf, swf, jpg, png, gif, flv, mp4, mp3, m4v. You can also add your policy to the classroom as a downloadable file.

Do you provide learner tracking (LMS)?

Yes. ProProfs Training Maker is a complete Learning Management System (LMS). You can automate reminders, ensure compliance, track learning progress, create groups & group admins, integrate with SCORM, xAPI & more. You can create course bundles & learning paths, and access insightful reports & analytics. You can also build your own courses for any other training needs.

Can I pay one time to access this?

You can pay a one-time annual fee and access the course for a full 12 months. We also have a monthly payment program that allows you to access the course on a month-to-month basis. Remember that your active subscription includes full access to all sexual harassment courses, more than 35 additional training courses, as well as completion certificates, and all training records.

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