Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that constitutes an unlawful employment practice in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This statute prohibits employment-based discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin or sex in all aspects of the employment process, from recruiting through termination. As the result of a 2006 Supreme Court ruling, plaintiffs need not prove that they have suffered an ultimate employment action, such as involuntary termination, to file a claim of retaliation after filing a discrimination complaint under Title VII. Employers and employees need to understand the implications of Title VII in the workplace environment.
The goal of this continuing education module is to update the ability of nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, respiratory therapists, social workers, athletic trainers and physicians to recognize and deal with sexual harassment and retaliation on the job. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Discuss Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legislation as it relates to sexual harassment
- Describe the standard for retaliation under the law
- List steps supervisors and managers should take to deal with complaints of sexual harassment and retaliation
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, paramedics and EMTs, fitness professionals, health educators, laboratory professionals, physicians, respiratory therapists and social workers.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.