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This comprehensive course is designed to not only teach managers and supervisors their responsibilities in preventing inappropriate behaviors, it also provides the training necessary in these areas.

The laws have recently changed in California. We expect other states to follow shortly. If you have five (5) or more employees you must train them prior to January 1, 2020 and continue to train them thereafter. There is also an additional group being protected – that is based on gender identity and preference. The laws are now also requiring much more responsibility of people in positions of power.

We discuss the most recent federal government regulations, as well as providing a brief history of the development of these work place 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 do not cover the requirements in each and every state in a two-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.

Current laws (both Federal and State) dictate the qualifications of those who are qualified trainers and the elements of the training. That information is also provided in this course.

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 including how to treat the accused and possible remedies for the victim.

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 to harassment and discrimination we define and discuss abusive behavior – bullying.

We not only discuss these in detail but also understanding the nuances and protections for people who gender identify differently from what is specified on their birth certificate.

In addition, there is a section on general prevention training – how to conduct it in an unbiased manner. (See also my book: Conducting Workplace Investigations: Designated Investigator and the course I’ve developed from it.)

This course was mandatory for managers and supervisors in companies having 50 or 15 or more employees. In California it has now changed to five (5) or more and other states will follow. The definition of employee has been greatly enlarged to include contractors, part-time workers, and some others. Training of supervisors and managers is required at least every two years.

Thus, this author strongly suggests that you provide training to all employees at least annually no matter how many you consider your head count. It only takes two people to have a behavior reported as either harassment, bullying, or discrimination.

Do you want to take that chance?

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the laws governing workplace protections from harassment, bullying and discrimination.
  • Identify the specific requirements of the number of employees and what constitutes an employee under the law for this purpose and how often you need to offer the training.
  • 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 26, 2021

10 Reviews (53 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.
Anonymous Author
What a fantastic course! I am going take everything I learned back to my employees and other MANAGERS. I think there was some definite rapidness however I learned a bunch about how to treat people with more respect.
Member's Profile
This course provides excellent information regarding preventing harassment and abusive behavior in the workplace.
Anonymous Author
Quick introduction to harrassement. Similar to much of what an employer makes an employee goes through.
Member's Profile
Audio was horrible. The volume would go high and low through out the training course.
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
Member's Profile
Important information to know
Member's Profile
A good course for all.


Course Complexity: Foundational

None required – although it is strongly recommended that the following Illumeo courses be taken in conjunction to this one.
Diamond, ArLyne, Ph.D.

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

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
  5:01Introduction to Preventing Harassment, Discrimination, Abuse And Bullying, Management's Responsibility
  11:07Federal and California State Law
  7:45California Requirements for Supervisors and Managers Assembly Bill 1825
  5:23Trainer Requirements and Whom They Train
  8:32California Assembly Bill 2053 Preventing Abusive Behavior
  8:57Prevention Training History and Requirements
  13:48Harassment Sexual and Other Kinds
  15:57Harassment Sexual and Other Kinds (Continued)
  7:33Bullying and Handling Complaints
  1:32Things to Remember
Continuous Play
  1:41:39Preventing Harassment, Discrimination, Abuse And Bullying, Management's Responsibility In 2020 And Beyond
  PDFSLIDES: Preventing Harassment, Discrimination, Abuse And Bullying, Management's Responsibility In 2020 And Beyond
  PDFPreventing Harassment, Discrimination, Abuse And Bullying, Management's Responsibility - Glossary/Index
  PDFAddendum for Maine Employers and Employees