Preventing and Addressing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace (Employee-version) (Online CE Course)

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Authors: Jennifer Balliet, MS and Timothy Westover, M(IT)
Reviewer: Laurie Bjerklie, MA, MLS(ASCP)CM

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This course is intended for employees to learn about the basics of sexual harassment and discrimination and for supervisors to learn appropriate managerial response to sexual harassment and discrimination in the healthcare workplace. While some inappropriate scenarios involving sexual harassment or discrimination are obvious, others may be unintentional but just as damaging. Supervisors will learn methods to prevent and address harassment and discrimination in their employee teams through descriptive narratives and example scenarios, focused on abiding by federal and state law and following their healthcare facility’s policies. Definitions and examples of various forms of harassment and discrimination are outlined to advise supervisors in the identification of problematic behavior and develop the skill set needed to handle the investigation process. This course includes both ungraded practice questions and an assessment exam upon completion.

This course includes four different versions for different audiences:

  • Employee version
  • Supervisor version
  • Employee version, specific for California requirements
  • Supervisor version, specific for California requirements

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 4/30/2026
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety: 1 hour(s)
Approved through 4/30/2026


  • Differentiate between harassment and discrimination.
  • Identify the types of sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • List the protected criteria.
  • List physical and mental conditions that are considered disabilities and can receive accommodations.
  • State the steps involved in reporting and investigating a harassment/discrimination case.

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Course Outline

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  • Introduction
      • Introduction
      • Key Legislation
      • What’s the Difference between Harassment and Discrimination?
      • Protected Criteria
      • Who’s Most Likely to Be the Perpetrator of Harassment or Discrimination?
      • Is One Mistake Enough?
      • What is the Cost of Harassment and Discrimination?
      • Discrimination occurs when an employer treats someone unfavorably because of a personal characteristic protected by law. Which of the following charac...
      • True or False: An individual feels that the screening process for a job they are interested in does not qualify them to succeed due to their medical c...
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Other Kinds of Discrimination
  • Discrimination Based on Physical or Mental Disability
  • Abusive Conduct
      • Abusive Conduct and Bullying
      • Not Tied to a Protected Category
  • Hiring Process
      • Hiring Process
  • Reporting and Investigating Harassment and Discrimination
      • Clear, Open Way to Report
      • Reports Should Trigger an Investigation
      • What Constitutes an Effective Investigation?
      • An Investigation Does Not Always Mean “Guilty”
      • Results of an Investigation
      • Retaliation
      • True or False: In any company, an employee should only report harassment events to their direct supervisor or manager.
      • An employee, Wesley, accused their supervisor of discrimination after two female coworkers were promoted before him. Wesley did not realize these two ...
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Level of instruction: Basic
Intended audience: All healthcare personnel
Author Information:
Jennifer Balliet has served as Vice President of Human Resources since 2015. She joined NeoGenomics in 2008 and has steadily increased her responsibilities and was previously serving as Director of Human Resources. During her time at NeoGenomics, she has managed Human Resources as the Company grew from 100 employees to more than 800 employees in multi-site and multi-state locations, including Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and California. Jennifer is responsible for all areas of Human Resources, including recruiting, training, compliance, compensation, incentive plans, and organizational development. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and her Master of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Florida.
Timothy Westover is the senior web architect for MediaLab. He received his Bachelor's degree in English from Davidson College and his Master's in Internet Technology from the University of Georgia. He has worked with MediaLab since 1997, developing the software platform on which MediaLab courses are created and delivered. Tim has current experience in employee management, including administrating employee education and orientation programs.
Reviewer Information: Laurie Bjerklie, MA, MLS(ASCP)CM, is currently a Content Developer for MediaLab and LabCE. She earned a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of North Dakota and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Saint Xavier University. She has over 15 years of experience in higher education and has held faculty positions in both MLT and MLS programs. 

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