The New York Human Rights Law (NYHRL) and New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) require all employers to provide employees with interactive sexual harassment prevention training every year. This course is an abridged version of “Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors and Employees in NY and NYC―Extended Version” that still meets the state’s minimum standards for the training. The course helps employees and supervisors understand what sexual harassment is and how it affects people and the workplace, what can be done to prevent sexual harassment, and what must be done if it occurs. It is recommended that this course be used as a refresher training and a follow-up to the longer course.
Why “Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors and Employees in New York and New York City” Matters:
Sexual harassment is a form of unlawful employment discrimination. This training is important because sexual harassment:
- Creates a negative work environment in which people are tense, fearful, uncomfortable, and often humiliated;
- Interferes with effective job performance;
- Undermines trust and respect and makes good working relationships impossible; and
- Exposes your organization to liability.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the NYHRL, and the NYCHRL prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace.
- Employers must take steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace and, should harassment occur, take corrective action to stop the harassment and prevent it from recurring.
- Supervisors should always respond promptly and effectively to any sexual harassment they observe or that is reported to them.
- Anyone at any level in the organization can commit sexual harassment or be harassed.
- Employers can be liable for quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment harassment.