Course Effective Date: December 1, 2019

Course Description:

Harassment in the workplace is generally defined as any unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion, sex, natural origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Harassment becomes unlawful when employees are forced to endure offensive behavior in order to keep their jobs or when the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a hostile work environment. One form of discrimination is based on sex and can occur in many forms and under many different circumstances. Harassment in the workplace remains a persistent problem. All employers are obligated to maintain a harassment-free workplace for its employees at all times.

This course is designed for judges and court staff to understand their rights and responsibilities related to workplace harassment, how we can stop behaviors before they become harassment and how they can assist in making the workplace free of harassment.

Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 CLE Ethics (Quiz and Certificate of Attendance required to receive continuing legal/judicial education credit). NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2022 and will then be stale dated.