Harassment at work can have a corrosive effect on an organization's culture and can lead to low employee morale, reduced productivity, and even criminal liability. Focusing on the forms of harassment prohibited by federal law, this course will provide an overview of the types of behaviors that can give rise to harassment claims, including those based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability. It will also discuss the benefits of and strategies for promoting a respectful work environment that is free of all forms of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination.
If you have questions about harassment either during or after this course, please contact the designated human resources professional at your company who is trained in this area.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor and Employment Practice Group of the law firm of Burr & Forman LLP. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.Learning Objectives
- Recognize examples of the classes that are protected from unlawful discriminatory harassment under various federal and state laws
- Match each federal law that forms the legal basis for preventing harassment in the workplace with the group or class it protects
- Identify examples of behaviors that may constitute harassment
- Identify appropriate actions to take if you are harassed at work