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This comprehensive course is designed to educate all employees (including part-time, contractors and others) on how to understand and prevent inappropriate behaviors in the workplace. 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.

For a course designed to teach managers and supervisors their responsibilities in preventing inappropriate behaviors, and to provide the training necessary in these areas please see: Management’s Role in 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.

This is a valuable course that will help everyone in the workplace learn to be more understanding and courteous to others.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the laws governing workplace protections from harassment, bullying and discrimination.
  • 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 a as 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 26, 2018

7 Reviews (30 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
The information was sound. However, the organization of the material seemed scattered and overly repetitive. I would also have appreciated some more nuanced examples in addition to the more glaring examples that were presented. Additionally, the presenter represents as Federal Law what I found in my research to be California law.
Member's Profile
This course provides excellent information regarding preventing harassment and abusive behavior in the workplace.
Member's Profile
There were many examples provided based on real world experiences.
Anonymous Author
This instructor is knowledgeable and refreshing. Great examples.
Member's Profile
Helpful real world scenarios and thought provoking questions
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Important information to know
Member's Profile
A good course for all.


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
  6:47Federal Government Code Section 12950
  4:07Elements of The Training
  5:19California Assembly Bill AB2053 Preventing Abusive Behavior
  11:46Prevention Training History and Requirements
  12:21Discrimination (Continued)
Harassment and Bullying
  12:03Harassment (Continued)
  12:10Situations of Harassment
  11:26Types of Harassment
  8:08Handling of Complaints Recap and Conclusion
Continuous Play
  2:05:50Preventing Harassment, Abusive Behavior, Bullying, and Discrimination in The Workplace
  PDFSlides: Preventing Harassment, Abusive Behavior, Bullying, and Discrimination in the Workplace
  PDFPreventing Harassment, Abusive Behavior, Bullying, and Discrimination in the Workplace Glossary/Index
  PDFAddendum for Maine Employers and Employees