State-specific Sexual Harassment - 2022

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State-specific sexual harassment training requirements (United States) September 2022 Sexual harassment affects more than just the employees involved—it affects your entire organization. Besides causing emotional duress and decreased performance, lawsuits resulting from sexual harassment are stressful and expensive. Sexual harassment prevention training can help build awareness as well as provide guidelines on what to do when encountering these situations. Not only is it the right business decision, but many states require companies to offer sexual harassment training for employees. OpenSesame offers a wide variety of online sexual harassment prevention courses applicable to a range of industries and business contexts. For states without specific requirements, many OpenSesame sexual harassment prevention courses will help you meet your training needs. For states with specific and mandatory requirements (such as California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine and New York) OpenSesame has you covered with state-specific and multi-state courses. Learn more about the requirements in the states you operate in to ensure your organization is in compliance and employees stay safe, happy, and productive. State Sexual harassment prevention training requirements Additional information Alabama Recommended, not required. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Alaska Recommended, not required. Alaska State Commission for Human Rights Arizona Recommended, not required. Arizona Attorney General Arkansas Recommended, not required. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission California ● Training: Mandatory Harassment Training ● Company size: More than 5 employees ● Roles with required training: All employees and supervisors ● Time requirements ○ 2 hours for supervisors ○ 1 hour for nonsupervisory employees ● Initial training requirements: Train within six months after they assume a position ● Retraining requirements: Every 2 years ● Department of Fair Employment and Housing Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: Information for Employers ● Government Code 12950.1 ● S.B. 396 ● AB 1825 ● AB 2053 Last update: August 2022

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