This page describes a Qedoc learning module or quiz entitled "Sexual Harassment". You can download the module from this page to put on your computer. You can also launch the module straight off the web using the launch quiz link on the right-hand side of this page. Another way to access this quiz is to install the Qedoc Quiz Player and bring up its directory of downloadable quizzes. Whichever way you choose to use it, it's free.
This training session is designed to identify behavior that might be considered sexual harassment, explain the legal and other consequences of sexual harassment, describe your role and responsibility in creating an academic and work environment free of sexual harassment, state what actions to take against sexual harassment.
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- Subordinate harassment of a supervior. It is possible for a subordinate to harass a supervisor or a student to harass an instructor, although this is not very common. It may occur when the offender is particularly intimidating or if the victim is unable to exert the authority of his or her position?
- Retaliation against an employee or individual after he or she has complained about harassment or participated in an investigation or harassment (or threatening to retaliate if he or she complains or participates in an investigation) is illegal and can lead to serious consequences?
- Individuals who deal with the public or with personal from other organizations must always ensure that their own behavior is acceptable. They are strongly encouraged to report incidents of unwelcome behavior by others, and to act responsibly when dealing with unwelcome conduct?
- Peer to peer harassment is often not difficult to stop. A direct and clear request to the offender to stop the behavior is often effective. If the request to the offender does not stop the behavior, the next step is to ask a supervisor or other official to intervene?
- Unwelcomeness: What Does It Mean? While you may perceive your behavior to be friendly and harmless, a co-worker or student may find the behavior offensive, so it is important to think before you act in a way that could be reasonably perceived as sexually offensive.
- Just as with sexual harassment between persons of the opposite sex, under federal law harassing behavior towards someone of the same sex can be sexual harassment if the behavior is unwelcome, sexual in nature and based on the person's gender?
- Sexual harassment is highly disruptive and unpleasant for all parties involved, and it is also very costly in many ways. Everyone feels its negative effects, and the immediate parties involved may suffer severe losses, including:
- Once the subject of potential sexual harassment is raised, all persons who have knowledge of the issue are on notice, and Anoka County is responsible for ensuring that a proper investigation is undertaken?
- Unwelcomeness: Most adults who pause to think about it can distinguish between what might be perceived as welcome and unwelcome behavior, especially if they think carefully about how others might react.
- Whether a particular behavior is defined as sexual harassment depends largely on whether the behavior is UNWELCOME to the target, along with the circumstances surrounding those events?
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