In 2018, California stepped up its harassment training law to include the requirement that all employees (for employers with five or more employees) be trained on workplace harassment, bi-annually, with initial training to be completed by January 1, 2020.
In response to these new laws, Syntrio has developed California Harassment training courses for both managers and non-managerial employees.
Employees who were trained in 2018 or before need to be retrained.
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing just released new guidance on this issue that clearly states that employers must provide training in the calendar year 2019 regardless of whether they conducted training in 2018. Indeed, the DFEH interprets the law to mean “[e]mployees who were trained in 2018 or before need to be retrained.”
Given this official guidance from the DFEH, Syntrio cannot stress enough that your organization must schedule and conduct training for all employees by January 1, 2020.
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These courses use engaging and entertaining scenarios and examples, as well as interactive guidance, to help an organization comply with the California laws and affect change in your organization’s culture for the better.
Managers are instructed on how to recognize and prevent harassment and retaliation and are provided detailed information about where to direct employees to report complaints, as well as ethical and legal obligations managers have to reduce harassment in business culture.
As a manager you will understand your responsibilities to prevent, recognize and resolve instances of suspected harassment at work.
The version provides employees with all of the required information on California harassment laws, but also provides information on what to do if an employee feels he or she has been harassed as well as pertinent information from a non-manager perspective.
As an employee you will understand your responsibilities to help promote a harassment-free workplace.
- Module 1: Introduction
- Module 2: Sexual Harassment Impacts Everyone
- Module 3: What is Sexual Harassment?
- Module 4: Types of Sexual Harassment
- Module 5: Sexual Harassment in Context
- Module 6: Other Forms of Workplace Harassment (Managers Only)
- Module 7: Preventing Abusive Conduct
- Module 8: Dealing with Harassment
- Module 9: Remedies
- Module 10: Conclusion & Company Policy
- A detailed explanation of what constitutes sexual harassment at work under California law
- Examples of conduct that constitutes sexual harassment in California
- Information on state and federal laws concerning sexual harassment and the remedies available for victims to seek
- Information about employee rights to adjudicate their claims both judicially and administratively
- Prevention tactics for managers
Contact the Syntrio team for more information on our California Harassment training courses or to receive a quote on implementing these courses at your organization.