University of Fredricton
SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING COURSE
for supervisors & employees
The University of Fredericton is an online university offering certificate, diploma, and degree programs.
Programs are designed for working professionals aspiring to advance their career and
upgrade their education with minimal disruption to their work and personal life.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS STILL VERY PREVALENT IN MANY CANADIAN WORKPLACES. Front line employees to CEOs are getting into big trouble because they don’t know their behaviours or comments are considered sexual harassment, or they know full well, but they are taking advantage of people in their workplace. There’s also a person’s ego or sexual desires which seem to cloud their judgement. The purpose of this course is to educate employees in Canadian workplaces about sexual harassment, how to avoid it and when it happens, how to respond to it. Even after all these years of education on this subject, there are still banner headlines and lots of legal cases due to workplace sexual harassment.
FOR WHOM THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED
THE IS FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN A CANADIAN SETTING. For supervisors and anyone who manages employees, this course is a must, as the Supreme Court of Canada says management is responsible and therefore liable for sexual harassment at work. The course is also designed to help non-supervisory employees learn all there is to know about sexual harassment. And this course is especially worthwhile for the single employee, whether in a supervisory role or not, who has run into trouble. A course like this might suit the needs of some settlement, or it could just be that management realizes their employee can’t keep making the same mistakes over again. Workplaces might decide to use this course for every employee, or it can be used when new employees start their job, but it will be too long until another in-house training session is scheduled. Employers would hate to end up with massive lawyers’ fees, disruptive investigations and bad publicity because they thought a new employee “just has to wait two more months” until their next training session.
HERE ARE THE 4 MODULE DESCRIPTIONS:
Module 1 intro:
The purpose of this first module is to cover the basics of sexual harassment. You will get pertinent information about the definition and application of sexual harassment in Canadian workplaces. In order to learn from the mistakes of others, you will be given information about a Canadian case. At the end of this module and every module, you will be given a test to see how much you retained. In order to learn the content in this module, you can either watch the next video, read the following pages or do both. You decide how you will best absorb and understand this information.
Module 2 intro:
The purpose of this second module is to help you understand more advanced issues related sexual harassment. You will also have a better understanding of sex discrimination and how sexual harassment is part of sex discrimination. In our desire to continue learning from the mistakes of others, you will be given information about two Canadian cases. In this module you’ll learn about typical push-backs employers face from employees and how these can best be addressed. But first you’ll start with a simple review of module #1 and at the end there will be a test to see how much you retained.
Module 3 intro:
The purpose of this third module is to give simple and informal approaches to deal with sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. The most difficult aspects of addressing inappropriate behaviour based on sex is overcoming the barriers we think exist. Employers are expected to address sexual harassment and sex discrimination, regardless of it happening at work, or off the workplace premises, if it has a negative impact back at work. In this module, you’ll look at two more cases which address other, somewhat complex issues and the new realities of many workplaces, that is social media. But first you’ll start with a simple review of module #2 and at the end there will be a test to see how much you retained.
Module 4 intro:
The purpose of this fourth and final module is to address the more formal approaches to deal with sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. There are aspects of Canadian human rights law which are unique to other laws and you will get a better understanding of them. And you’ll also get a better understanding of the importance of not just having policies, but actually adhering to them and being fair to everyone involved. In this final module, you’ll look at two more cases which address the added responsibilities of managers and owners of a workplace. But first you’ll start with a simple review of module #3 and at the end there will be a test to see how much you retained. I hope this online course has been educational for you, giving you a better understanding of the importance of addressing workplace sexual harassment and sex discrimination.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephen Hammond’s expertise is about IMPROVING WORKPLACE BEHAVIOURS. He’s a professional speaker delivering training and keynotes speeches, predominantly for workplace leaders, regarding harassment, bullying, discrimination and the changing face of Canada.
Since 1992 Stephen has rescued organizations from workplace disasters and has strongly encouraged workplace leaders to change with the times, even if they are perplexed, overwhelmed and reluctant to act. While Stephen is a lawyer by trade and still a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, he no longer practices law. He holds a professional designation with the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), is a past-Chair of their National Ethics Committee, and holds the designation of CSP, Certified Speaking Professional. Stephen is the author of two books: Managing Human Rights at Work: 101 practical tips to prevent human rights disasters and Steps in the Rights Direction: 365 human rights celebrations and tragedies that inspired Canada and the world. He’s also written a training manual called Respectful Workplace in a Box. Stephen's goal is to support welcoming workplaces.
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The University of Fredericton is an online university offering certificate, diploma, and degree programs. Programs are designed for working professionals aspiring to advance their career and upgrade their education with minimal disruption to their work and personal life.