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This comprehensive course is designed to provide all employees how to understand and prevent inappropriate behaviors in the workplace – as well as in work-related areas outside the workplace – such as in sales, or off-site parties and other events.

The laws have recently changed, requiring much more responsibility of people in positions of power. As of January 1, 2020 companies MUST train if they have five (5) or more employees (including part-time, contractors, part-timers and even unpaid interns and others)

We discuss the most recent federal government regulations, as well as providing 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 – and other states usually follow these examples. Although we cannot cover the requirements in each and every state in a few hour course, we believe that by following the combination of federal and California State Law, plus our recommendations to be even more prudent, you will be in compliance.

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.

Laws against Abusive behavior – bullying – are new. We not only discuss these in detail but recommend two other courses on bullying developed for Illumeo by a colleague.

In addition, there is a section on general prevention training – how to conduct it.

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 refer those we are instructing to other courses about investigating and dealing with conflict provided by Dr. Diamond for Illumeo.

This author strongly suggests that this training be given to employees at least annually no matter how large or small the head count. 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 make your own decisions regarding them
  • Identify things such as adverse treatment and adverse impact.
  • Discover types of harassment, bullying and discrimination and what you can and cannot allow in the workplace.
  • Recognize the more subtle forms of harassment, bullying and discrimination (such as hostile work environment and third-party harassment) and learn how to respond to them.
  • Identify ways to investigate, sanction and offer remedies stopping all inappropriate behaviors
Last updated/reviewed: June 17, 2021

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

28 CoursesMastering Management Certification

  1. Preventing Harassment, Abusive Behavior, Bullying, And Discrimination In The Workplace 2020 Update – 2 hour training
  2. The Art and Science of Interviewing
  3. Investigating a Complaint of Inappropriate Behavior in The Workplace
  4. Understanding Our Unconscious Biases
  5. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Management’s Role
  6. Management Providing Safety and Better Ergonomics
  7. Maintaining a Culture of Innovation and Creativity
  8. Managing Passive People
  9. Resolving Workplace Conflict and Dealing with Different/Difficult People in 2020 and Beyond
  10. Group Decision Making and Problem Solving
  11. Company Culture: Creating and Maintaining the Best
  12. Part I: Cultural and Behavioral Information for Business in an International – Global Environment
  13. Part II: Country Specific, Cultural, and Behavioral Information - Doing Business in a Global Environment
  14. Effective Time Management and Goal Setting/Delegation
  15. Culture: Inside the Company and Outside the Country
  16. Cognitive Styles (Styles of Thinking, Talking, Giving and Receiving Information)
  17. Finding Success with Teams Working Far Apart
  18. Change Management: The People Side
  19. Effective Workplace Negotiation and Persuasion
  20. Creating Rewards and Recognitions that Get You What You Want to Achieve
  21. Onboarding: From Entry-Level to Senior Executive
  22. Marrying Career Development with Succession Planning
  23. Visibility Enhances Promotability
  24. Delegating Skills for Managers
  25. Assertiveness Skills for Executives, Managers and HR Professionals
  26. How EQ Helps Motivate Your Staff
  27. Effective Meeting Management for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators
  28. Communication: A Two-Way Process

8 Reviews (36 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
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,
Member's Profile
This is a good overview of training that should take place to prevent harassment. Unfortunately, the presentation was updated for current law but the final exam was not.
Anonymous Author
Excellent program - So much information all presented in an interesting and captivating manner. Very knowledgeable, one of my favorite presenters.
Member's Profile
This course was well prepared and thoughtfully presented with excellent examples of workplace situations, as well as legal aspects.
Anonymous Author
this was a good course. Important information. Perhaps too many slides.
Anonymous Author
Good review course for me. Well structured and well presented.
Member's Profile
Great refresher on work place harassment and behaviour
Member's Profile
Great course series.


Course Complexity: Foundational

None required – although it is strongly recommended that the following Illumeo courses be taken in conjunction with this one.

Diamond, ArLyne, Ph.D.

  • Investigating a Complaint of Inappropriate Behavior in the Workplace
  • Resolving Workplace Conflict
  • Preventing Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination


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
  7:26Introduction to Preventing Harassment, Abusive Behavior, Bullying and Discrimination in The Workplace 2020 Update
  7:34Federal Government Code Section 12950
  3:48Elements of The Training
  3:58California Assembly Bill AB2053 Preventing Abusive Behavior
  10:00Prevention Training History and Requirements
  18:32Harassment Sexual and Other Kinds
  19:22Harassment Sexual and Other Kinds Continued...
  3:32Handling Complaints
  1:46Things to Remember
  1:44:01Preventing Harassment, Abusive Behavior,Bullying and Discrimination in The Workplace 2020 Update 2 Hour Training
  PDFSlides: Preventing Harassment, Abusive Behavior, Bullying, And Discrimination In The Workplace 2020 Update
  PDFPreventing Harassment, Abusive Behavior, Bullying, And Discrimination In The Workplace 2020 Update Glossary/Index
  PDFAddendum for Maine Employers and Employees