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LLA 2410 An introduction to sexual harassment


An on-line short course to up-skill all employees on the crucial subject of sexual harassment in the workplace.



Who should do this course?

This course is intended to assist organizations to train all employees  about sexual harassment in a cost effective manner.

How to do this course

The course is delivered via an on line learning platform meaning that anyone who does this course will need access to the internet, a computer, as well as a printer, which is needed  to print out the workbook. The workbook is FREE. 

The course is divided into short modules so that an employee can complete the course over a period of time- and in their own time- from their workplace thereby saving the cost of setting up a training venue and limiting the amount of time employees are away from work.

On-line training has the additional benefit of allowing a student to re-do, review, and pause the training as well as do a refresher at any time during the training period. The benefit of the workbook is that the student has a physical document which contains all he needs to know about the content and is used as an interactive learning tool which assists in understanding and retention of the information conveyed during the course.

If you or your employees have not undertaken an online course before and need some guidance, follow this link.

What does this course cover?

Table of Contents

1.        Introduction

2.        Terminology

3.        The legal context of sexual harassment

3.1           The Employment Equity Act [EEA]

4.        What does ‘harassment’ mean?

5.        What does ‘sexual harassment’ mean?

5.1           Unwelcome conduct

5.2           Conduct of a sexual nature

5.2.1             Physical conduct

5.2.2             Verbal conduct

5.2.3             Non-verbal conduct

6.        Forms of sexual harassment

7.        Who does the Code apply to?

8.        What can a victim of sexual harassment do?

9.        Investigations into allegations of sexual harassment

10.           The impact of sexual harassment

10.1        Impact of sexual harassment on the victim

10.2        The impact of sexual harassment the employer

11.           What rights does a victim of sexual harassment have?

11.1        Informal procedures which could be followed

11.2        Formal procedures which could be followed

11.3        Advice, assistance and counselling

11.4        Additional sick leave

11.5        Confidentiality and right to information

12.           Why does sexual harassment happen?

Is this course accredited?

There is no appropriate unit standard for this course, so no it is not accredited. The aim of the Labour Law Academy (Pty) Ltd is to transfer knowledge and skills in an accessible and measurable manner. The intention is to assist organizations to up-skill their employees and change their behaviour.

Will I be assessed if I take this course and if so how?

Students can also complete an on line “quiz”- a test to check their understanding of the material covered. The progress of each student can be monitored, and the degree to which knowledge and skills have been transferred becomes apparent from the result of the quiz or quizzes.

How long will this course take me to complete?

It will take approximately 60 minutes to complete this course remembering that a student can stop, start, rewind and repeat a module at his or her convenience.

Links to other courses, books and articles

You can download the article on which this course is based by going to the Article tab and searching for the article with the same code and title as this course. You could purchase the book which covers this topic.

This course is part of the LLA 2400 Equity and Harassment programme. Follow this link to see other courses which form part of this programme.


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