Preventing Sexual Harassment: A Guide for Delaware Supervisors

Course Description:

This course is about sexual harassment in the workplace. It’s an important subject because sexual harassment is illegal. This workplace also has a formal policy that prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace-a policy you are responsible for enforcing. But beyond laws and policies, sexual harassment is very damaging to the workplace and work environment. This course will cover what sexual harassment is, why it’s so damaging to employees and the organization, and what you can do about it.
Course Duration: 40 minutes

Why “Preventing Sexual Harassment: A Guide for Delaware Supervisors” Matters:


  • Understand legal and policy requirements
  • Recognize sexual harassment when it occurs
  • Handle complaints effectively
  • Participate in investigations
  • Take appropriate corrective action
  • Maintain a positive, productive work environment

Key Points:

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the NYHRL, and the NYCHRL prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers must take steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace and, should harassment occur, take corrective action to stop the harassment and prevent it from recurring. Supervisors should always respond promptly and effectively to any sexual harassment they observe or that is reported to them. Anyone at any level in the organization can commit sexual harassment or be harassed. Employers can be liable for quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment harassment.