Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response for Employees in California

Course Description:

California law mandates that employees receive one hour of training every two years on how to recognize and prevent sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. This course meets those requirements with hypothetical workplace scenarios, interactive “Knowledge Checks” throughout to assess learning, skill-building activities, ability to “ask a question” about the training, and a final quiz with results retained for your records. This course will provide your employees with the information and practical guidance regarding state and federal laws, how to prevent, respond to, and correct sexual harassment, remedies available to persons subject to harassment, and the potential for liability.

Course Duration: 60

Why “Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response for Employees in California” Matters:

Sexual harassment a form of illegal employment discrimination and employee training is mandatory. Additionally, employees need this training because sexual harassment creates a negative work environment and interferes with effective job performance. It also undermines trust and respect, which makes good working relationships impossible.

 

Key Points:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, or FEHA, prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Employers must prevent sexual harassment in the workplace and, should harassment occur, take steps to correct it and prevent it from recurring.
  • Anyone at any level in the organization can commit sexual harassment or be harassed.
  • Under California law, an employee can be personally liable if he or she engages in unlawful harassment.
  • Employees should understand the employer’s policy prohibiting sexual harassment and its procedures for filing a complaint if sexual harassment occurs.
  • Anyone who witnesses or experiences sexual harassment should report it.