Eliminating Workplace Sexual Harassment, It’s Everyone’s Business

Interactive eLearning scenarios engage teams with story-driven, true-to-life situations and characters to understand and address workplace sexual harassment.

Learning Objectives & Outcomes

  • Recognize behaviors of sexual harassment
  • Explore impacts of workplace on employees and your organization
  • Identify ways to support targeted colleagues
  • Learn how leaders and witnesses should respond

Four, ten-minute animated episodes explore the challenges of employees at Future Generation, a leading (but fictitious!) manufacturer and retailer. Interactive, gamified activities to ensure the message sinks in.

Designed for jurisdictions that require anti-harassment training (California, Illinois, New York, Connecticut, Ontario.) Enhanced for states requiring up to 2 hours of learning.

The Sexual Harassment Course is separated into 4 episodes:

Episode 1: Everyone Loves the Funny Guy

What happens when the office funny guy’s jokes about the new employee cross the line?

Episode 2: You’ve Got Male

Samir doesn’t want to rock the boat, but he knows James’ insults and crude comments are off-side.

Episode 3: A Ross by Any Other Name

Who can Jasmine complain to when the harasser is her boss?

Episode 4: The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Andy is hurt when a key client makes offensive anti-gay remarks. Will he jeopardize the deal if he confronts the harassment directly?

Award-winning Courses

Brandon Hall Group 2022 Excellence Awards

Ryley Learning is the recipient of the Brandon Hall Group 2022 Excellence Awards, Silver Medal for Best Learning Program for Unconscious Bias Awareness

Legislation in Your Jurisdiction

Sexual harassment training is mandatory in many jurisdictions: California, New York, Connecticut, Illinois, Canada (federally regulated businesses), and Ontario.

What is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an unlawful form of discrimination. The legal definition of sexual harassment in the workplace differs depending where you live and what laws apply. Across North America, however, the behaviour and conduct that constitute sexual harassment are quite consistent across jurisdictions.

Generally, sexual harassment is defined as conduct or comments that are known (or should reasonably be known) to be unwelcome. The unwelcome comments or acts are based on a person’s sex and/or (depending on the laws of the jurisdiction) their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.Generally, more than one comment or act is required to meet the definition, although if severe enough, a single event could suffice.

What kind of conduct and comments are we talking about? What exactly constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace? The answer is not always clear, leading a person to question, “have I been sexually harassed?” Or, “is the way I just behaved considered sexual harassment?”

Actor Perspectives

Justin Landry

Justin plays the role of James, who sees himself as the “office funny guy”. What he refuses to realize is that the men and women he works with don’t find him very amusing.

Matt Hawkins

Matt plays the role of Ross — a boss that abuses his power and doesn’t seem to take no for an answer.

Kris Siddiqi

Kris voices “Samir” a first-rate salesperson who loves his job – until a co-worker starts making crude cracks about women in the store, and about Samir himself. Samir doesn’t want to rock the boat, but knows he has to take a stand.

Megan Fahlenbock

Professional voice actors like Megan Fahlenbock bring Ryley Learning’s animated e-course on workplace sexual harassment to life. Hear Megan’s take.