New Law Requires Sexual Harassment Training

Sexual harassment and assault headline in the news everyday. The Me Too movement fueled organizations to address and train employees to understand what sexual harassment is, appropriate work behavior and how to prevent it from happening. 

The problem lies in developing and delivering training when companies are not sure how to proceed. California began leading the way in late 2018 by requiring mandatory sexual harassment training for everyone. A previous law existed since 2005, covering California organizations with more than 50 employees, the training was only required for supervisors and managers.

The law itself, SB 1343, requires companies with five or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training and education to all workers, whether supervisors, managers or employees, by January 1, 2020. Other requirements include:

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