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This comprehensive course is designed to teach managers and supervisors their responsibilities in preventing inappropriate behaviors, and to provides the training necessary in these areas. This course covers all state and federal harassment training requirements except for Maine and Connecticut. We have a Maine addendum coming soon and we provide the required live training for Connecticut upon request.

To educate all employees (including part-time, contractors and others) on how to understand and prevent inappropriate behaviors in the workplace please see the employee-focused course:

Preventing Harassment, Abusive Behavior, Bullying, and Discrimination in the Workplace

The laws have recently changed, requiring much more responsibility of people in positions of power.  We discuss the most recent federal government regulations, as well as provide a brief history of the development of these workplace protections.  We also discuss in detail California’s requirements in preventing harassment, abusive behavior, bullying and discrimination.  California is usually among the states providing the most stringent protections.

Many examples of behaviors that could be construed as either appropriate or inappropriate – depending on the point of view of those involved will be offered as well as examples of clear inappropriate behaviors.In addition, there is a section on how to conduct general prevention training.

We cover the laws and examples of discrimination, harassment (sexual and otherwise) and the rights of the victim.  Finally, we offer information about handling complaints and recommend other courses about investigating and dealing with conflict.

Regardless of your company's size, it's wise to provide training to all employees.  Remember that it only takes two people to have a behavior reported as either harassment, bullying, or discrimination.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the laws governing workplace protections from harassment, bullying and discrimination.
  • Identify the specific training requirements based on the number of employees and what constitutes an employee under the law for this purpose, and recognize how often you need to offer the training.
  • Explore the many examples of behaviors that need to be analyzed and recognize how to make your own decisions regarding them
  • Identify concepts such as adverse treatment and adverse impact.
  • Discover types of harassment, bullying and discrimination and recognize what you can and cannot allow in the workplace.
  • Explore the more subtle forms of harassment, bullying and discrimination (such as a hostile work environment and third party harassment) and recognize how to respond to them.
  • Identify ways to investigate, sanction and offer remedies stopping all inappropriate behaviors
Last updated/reviewed: October 25, 2017

4 Reviews (12 ratings)Reviews

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A difficult course but offers good information. Recommended for anyone in a management role or those who wish to understand workforce issues. I did not like the quiz and test questions are difficult and not found in the material. I also think this particular review requires too many words. What else can I say? Let me see,
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This course was well prepared and thoughtfully presented with excellent examples of workplace situations, as well as legal aspects.
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Great refresher on work place harassment and behaviour
Member's Profile
Great course series.


Course Complexity: Foundational

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. 

***This course may contain offensive language for the purposes of teaching the concepts of harassment, abusive behavior, bullying, and discrimination in the workplace, and sensitive listeners are cautioned in advance.***

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
The Laws
  4:39Federal Government Code Section 12590
  8:57California Requirements for Supervisors and Managers Assembly Bill 1825
  7:51Trainer Requirements
Abusive Behavior
  4:44California Assembly Bill AB2053 Preventing Abusive Behavior
  11:40Prevention Training History and Requirements
  11:36Discrimination (Continued)
Harassment and Bullying
  10:16Harassment (Continued)
  14:00Handling Complaints
  7:18More Types of Harassment
  6:34What is Bullying?
  7:37Handling of Complaints Recap and Conclusion
Continuous Play
  2:05:24Managements Role in Preventing Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
  PDFSlides: Management’s Role in Preventing Harassment
  PDFManagement’s Role in Preventing Harassment Glossary/Index
  Addendum for Maine Employers and Employees