Sexual harassment is any kind of sexual behaviour that is humiliating, offending or intimidating. It can be verbal, physical or written and happens in person or online. Sexual harassment may be in the form of asking questions about one’s sex life, comments or jokes about sex or asking for sexual favours.
This course explores sexual harassment to explain how it can play out in the workplace. Workers learn about unwelcome sexual behaviour and helpful coping strategies that they can use to manage these types of advances. They are encouraged to review workplace policies and make a complaint if they feel that they are being sexually harassed.
Sexual harassment is not exclusive to females it happens to male workers too. 45% of workplace harassment stops after a complaint or report has been made.
At the completion of this course learners will:
- Understand what is meant by sexual harassment.
- Understand the impact that sexual harassment can have on a person’s physical and psychological health.
- Understand who is more likely to experience sexual harassment.
- Learn how to respond if they think they are being sexually harassed at work, or witness sexual harassment to others.
- Understand the steps they should take after experiencing sexual harassment including where to seek support, how to report the incident, how to stop the harassment from reoccurring and how to keep a record of the event.
- Learn when the harassment is considered a criminal act and when to notify the police.
Course length: 9 mins (9-minute animated and subtitled video)
- Certificate of completion
- In-depth Reporting
- Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript
- Teaches coping strategies and recommends where to seek help
- Uses storytelling and follows a character’s experiences
- All content can be customised
- Pause and resume function
Available in English and French.