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Workplace Harassment

A culture of harassment in any workplace destroys morale, effects the work environment and can often lead to litigation. Managers, supervisors and employees must be aware of their responsibilities and accountability in regards to harassment in the workplace. This online inservice is designed to help you understand what constitutes harassment, the different types of harassment, how to avoid engaging in behavior that could be considered harassing, implementing preventative measures and steps to take if harassment is experienced.

Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to: 

  1. Define harassment.
  2. Identify the protected areas under which harassment claims may be accepted.
  3. Define sexual harassment and provide examples of sexually harassing behaviors.
  4. List a reason an employee may hesitate to report harassment.
  5. State one method of preventing harassment.

Curriculum

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Defining Workplace Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Sexual Harassment
Chapter 2: Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

Chapter 3: Harassment Issues

Chapter 4: Steps to Take
  • Collecting and Preserving Evidence
  • Discuss the Matter
  • File a Grievance
  • File a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Chapter 5: Preventing Harassment
  • What is Not Harassment?
  • Respect
  • Positive Attitude
  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Kevin Stansbury

Kevin Stansbury, MBA, BSN, BS, RN, CEN, VA-BC, is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience in the medical field including critical care, emergency medicine, and infusion therapy. He is currently living and working in the Central Valley of California. Kevin is a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a combat medic and nurse. He received several military decorations during his tours in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, including an Army Achievement Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, and the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal. Kevin also received his Expert Field Medical Badge while serving two tours in Korea.

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