Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment is classed as any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature and can be one of the most difficult situations to experience and deal with in the workplace, but more than this, all workers are protected by law against sexual harassment, meaning it should not be happening at all.

For the employer, handling accusations of sexual harassment can be very difficult with the potential for the business to be held liable as well as the perpetrator.

Over this course you’ll learn about what constitutes sexual harassment and how both employment law and criminal law provides protection. We’ll also look at statistics on the subject and how in general, management concerns fail to meet the seriousness of concerns raised, if they react at all. We’ll look at how allegations should be handled, and why clear and robust policies are vital. You’ll learn about investigation from an employer’s perspective, employment tribunals and the role they play, and we’ll conclude with some case studies to help highlight what constitutes harassment and look at outcomes where businesses failed to respond appropriately.

Did you know?
  • In the UK, there are 7,500 large businesses and 5.6 million small or medium-sized (SMEs)
  • Small or medium-sized businesses (SMEs) account for 99.9% of all businesses
  • Despite there being far more SMEs, they only employ 60% of the workforce. The remaining work for large businesses

Source - Department for Business, Energy & Industry Strategy

Course Modules

Module Module Name Pass %
1 What Is Sexual Harassment?
2 Examples and Research
3 Dealing with A Complaint
4 Policies and The Role of The Line Manager
5 Handling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
6 The Law and Sexual Harassment
7 Case Studies


55 minutes

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