Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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Empower your team to tackle workplace sexual harassment head-on with our comprehensive course. Learn to identify, prevent, and address harassment effectively, fostering a culture of respect and inclusivity. Compliance made simple. Enroll now

Approved by CPD

In today’s professional landscape, fostering a safe and respectful workplace is essential. Our “Respectful Workplaces: Addressing Sexual Harassment” course equips participants with the knowledge and tools to recognise, prevent, and appropriately respond to instances of sexual harassment in the workplace. Through interactive modules, real-world case studies, and expert guidance, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of what constitutes sexual harassment, its impact on individuals and organisations, relevant laws and policies, and strategies for creating a culture of respect and accountability. By completing this course, participants will not only fulfill legal obligations but also contribute to building inclusive, equitable, and supportive work environments where everyone can thrive.

Sexual harassment is unwanted conduct of a sexual nature. Experiencing sexual harassment can be one of the most difficult situations a worker can face, however it should not be happening and all workers are protected by law from sexual harassment.

Handling accusations of sexual harassment can be difficult, and if not done correctly can lead to the company being held liable along with the perpetrator of the harassment.  

This course will start by defining sexual harassment and explaining how protection comes from both employment law and criminal law. You’ll see from workplace statistics how widespread and serious the problem is, and how the management response to concerns raised is often poor or non-existent. It also addresses how allegations should be handled, explains the importance of having clear and robust policies and the role line managers tend to take when it comes to dealing with these situations. The course also coves investigation from the employer’s perspective, the role of employment tribunals, and concludes with some case studies that will give further insight into what constitutes harassment and the outcome of cases where the businesses did not act appropriately to deal with this behaviour.

This Sexual Harassment in the Workplace online course is approved by:

CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Define sexual harassment in the workplace: You will understand the various forms of sexual harassment, including verbal, non-verbal, and physical behaviors, and recognise the boundaries of acceptable conduct in professional settings.

Recognise the signs of sexual harassment: You will learn to identify behaviors and actions that constitute sexual harassment, as well as understand the impact it can have on victims, coworkers, and the work environment as a whole.

Understand the legal framework: You will gain knowledge of relevant laws and regulations pertaining to sexual harassment in the workplace, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal, state, and local statutes.

Know your rights and responsibilities: You will be equipped with information about your rights as an employee or employer, as well as your responsibilities in preventing and addressing sexual harassment incidents in the workplace.

Learn effective communication and reporting procedures: You will learn how to effectively communicate concerns about sexual harassment, both as a victim and as a bystander, and understand the importance of reporting procedures for addressing such incidents.

Explore strategies for prevention and intervention: You will explore proactive measures for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, including education, training, and fostering a culture of respect and accountability. Additionally, you will learn intervention strategies to address and mitigate instances of sexual harassment when they occur.

Promote a safe and inclusive work environment: You will be empowered to contribute to creating a workplace culture that values diversity, inclusion, and mutual respect, where all employees feel safe, supported, and able to thrive professionally.

Employees: All employees, regardless of their position or tenure, can benefit from understanding their rights and responsibilities related to sexual harassment in the workplace. This knowledge empowers them to recognise and address instances of harassment, as well as to advocate for a safe and respectful work environment.

Managers and supervisors: Managers and supervisors play a crucial role in preventing and addressing sexual harassment within their teams. This course equips them with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively communicate expectations, enforce policies, and respond appropriately to reports of harassment.

Human resources professionals: Human resources professionals are often responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures related to sexual harassment prevention and response. This course provides them with comprehensive information on legal requirements, best practices, and strategies for creating a workplace culture that prioritizes respect and safety.

Employers and business owners: Employers and business owners have a legal and ethical obligation to ensure that their workplaces are free from sexual harassment. This course helps them fulfill this responsibility by providing guidance on establishing policies, conducting training, and fostering a culture of zero tolerance for harassment.

Legal professionals: Legal professionals, including attorneys and compliance officers, may benefit from this course by gaining a deeper understanding of the legal framework surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace. This knowledge can inform their advice to clients and their advocacy on behalf of victims of harassment.

Overall, anyone committed to promoting a safe, respectful, and inclusive work environment stands to benefit from this course.

Module 1: What Is Sexual Harassment?

Module 2: Examples and Research

Module 3: Dealing With A Complaint 

Module 4: Policies and The Role of The Line Manager 

Module 5: Handling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Module 6: The Law and Sexual Harassment

Module 7: Case Studies


At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

55 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.

It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

After successful completion of the course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
Choose all necessary courses and follow our checkout process to pay using your Debit or Credit card.

Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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