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Harassment Prevention

Scenario Summaries

HRTrainís discriminatory harassment prevention training uses realistic workplace scenarios to help train users on core learning concepts and reinforce your workplace policies. Click on a scenario for more information.

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Sexual Remarks & Pinups
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Joanne quits after complaining about potential sexual harassment.

This scenario discusses issues involving hostile environment harassment, constructive discharge and unlawful retaliation. Read More



The Outside Harasser
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An important client's attentions make Jane uncomfortable at work.

This scenario covers issues such as whether a non-employee can create sexual harassment in the workplace and the employer's obligation to maintain a workplace free of sexual harassment. Read More



Inter-Office Dating
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Is it unlawful for Tom and Penny to start dating?

This scenario explores whether inter-office dating is considered sexual harassment and covers welcome versus unwelcome conduct. Read More



The Touchy Supervisor
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Tony's friendly behavior makes one of the employees he supervises uncomfortable.

This scenario discusses the differences between sexual and non-sexual conduct with respect to sexual harassment and reinforces the prohibition against unlawful retaliation. Read More



Power Trips
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Scott believes that because he is a senior executive he is not covered by the harassment prevention policy as long as he treats everyone the same.

This scenario emphasizes that all employees are covered by the prohibitions against sexual harassment, regardless of how highly placed they may be within an organization. Read More



The Demanding Boss
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Betty worries that she won't get the raise she deserves unless she gives in to Frank's requests.

This scenario discusses quid pro quo harassment and the importance of proper documentation of employee performance and conduct. Read More



Women Harassing a Man
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Was Ted a victim of sexual harassment?

This scenario reinforces that both men and women can be victims of sexual harassment and discusses the distinction between sexual and non-sexual conduct with respect to sexual harassment. Read More



The Bonus Pool
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Angela objects to her share of the bonus pool after her supervisor holds a meeting at a strip club.

This scenario reinforces concepts concerning inappropriate statements in the workplace, excluding women from work-related functions, proper documentation and the importance of basing workplace decisions on non-discriminatory factors. Read More



Dinner With the Boss
Dinner With the Boss

Charese believes she was harassed on her first day of work and quits.

This scenario discusses the differences between conduct with/without sexual content and dealing with "sensitive employees" who may find behavior inappropriate even if it does not involve unlawful content. Read More



An Ugly Day
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Joe is having problems getting along with his co-workers.

This scenario explores other types of unlawful conduct in the workplace such as harassment based upon disability, age, and race. Read More



Bonus Blackmail
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Adam offers to give Wayne a bonus if he will agree to date him.

This scenario discusses same gender sexual harassment. Read More



Pam's Date
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Pam believes she was discriminated against after she brought her date, Linda, to a company function.

This scenario discusses unlawful discriminatory harassment on the basis of sexual orientation. Read More



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