Harassment is behaviour which intimidates, offends, degrades or humiliates a particular person or group. Deliberate intent to harm isn’t necessary, it’s the harm that counts. Harassment and violence can happen in any workplace and may range from disrespectful comments; to inappropriate language or jokes; to outright bullying and physical aggression.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Describe workplace harassment, sexual harassment and violence,
- List the effects of workplace harassment on the employee AND on the company,
- Locate local legislation related to harassment and violence in the workplace,
- List the general rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in regards to workplace harassment and violence,
- Recognize some of the warning signs that may preclude inappropriate behaviour,
- Recognize the workplace factors that may put employees at greater risk of harassment or violence,
- Describe the SAHARA technology,
- Develop and implement a workplace harassment and violence prevention policy and procedures,
- List the three main categories of workplace harassment and violence prevention and several key factors in each category,
- List some risk factors and preventative measures especially for lone workers,
- Report an incident of workplace harassment or violence,
- Conduct an appropriate investigation of any reported incidents,
- Implement consequences for harassers and support for victims and/or witnesses,
- Provide training to employees on what harassment is and how to deal with it,
- Develop an Emergency Response Plan, and
- Identify additional courses dealing with workplace behaviour.
This is a one-hour online course.