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Workplace Sexual Harassment: Everything you need to know


Recognising and classifying 'wrong' or 'bad' workplace behaviour may be difficult as this understanding depends on multiple factors, from workplace culture to the cultural settings to which the co-workers belong. However, an acute lack of awareness among women and masses on sexual harassment persists. Women often fall prey to harassment leaving a despairing effect on their mental, emotional and physical health, and work performance. Several incidents go unreported by victims as they are unaware of their rights, redressal mechanisms and committees that help resolve issues.

This course familiarises employees, employers and lawyers with the concept of workplace sexual harassment and the pertinent laws. It will help employees of an organisation identify questionable behavior and know the procedure to lodge complaints. The course will also help the employers in effectively managing such grievances and taking preventive measures for maintaining a healthy workplace environment. Young lawyers can take the course to know the law, redressal mechanisms and legal consequences with regard to sexual harassment.

Learning Outcome


After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify distinct behaviour and incidents of sexual harassment
  • Classify and demonstrate the grievance redressal process
  • Discuss ways to avert cases of workplace sexual harassment
  • Advise in cases pertaining to sexual harassment at workplace

Course Outline

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Workplace Sexual Harassment
  • Module 2 – Preventive Authorities
  • Module 3 – Role of Employers in Preventing and Dealing with Cases of Sexual Harassment
  • Module 4 – Procedure for Filing a Complaint
  • Module 5 – Conclusion
  • Module 6 – Case Study: Internal Investigations through Interviews and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Module 7 – Appendix
  • Certification Exam/ Assessment



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Who Should Take This Course

  • Employers
  • Employees
  • Students
  • Lawyers
  • Other stakeholders working in an organisational setting or interested in preventing and prohibiting incidents of sexual harassment.

Level: Beginner

Language: English

Duration: 6 Months

Evaluation Method

Progress will be tested by way of quizzes and assignments at the end of each Module. Learners must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain course certificate.

About the Author

Harleen Kaur is a lawyer working in the field of Gender Rights since 2013 in Delhi and Chandigarh. She was actively involved with the team that conceptualised and designed National University of Judicial Science's online diploma course on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Workplace Diversity. Having served as an external member and educator for ICC of Organisations, she has interviewed several professionals working in the field of gender and labour rights.

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