Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace

According to Eurofund (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions), 30% of women working in the European Union have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace. However, only 15% of cases are reported, and this figure drops to 8% in Spain. One of the keys to reducing these alarming numbers is to prevent harassment and raise awareness about the importance of identifying and reporting any case of harassment early on.

A lack of information is the main barrier for victims, who face isolation and rejection if they can’t tackle the problem as soon as it happens.

What will you learn in this course?

In the upcoming weeks, you will learn how to identify situations of sexual harassment, get to know the social and cultural dynamics that foster them, and learn about the most effective prevention strategies and reporting channels.

Concepts explored in this course:

  • Preventing and identifying sexual harassment
  • Consequences of harassment
  • The company’s responsibility
  • How to respond to cases of harassment

Elena Garrido


Elena Garrido has a PhD in Psychology and is an expert in Forensic and Legal Psychology.

She is a fellow professor and teaches for the Criminology Degree at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and for several Master’s Degrees, including the Master’s in Legal Psychology and Technical Expertise (UAB) and Master’s in Profiling and Behavioural Analysis (University of Barcelona). She also trains companies on the subjects of gender equality and prevention of sexual and gender-based harassment, working as a consultant in the design of intervention protocols.