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As of August 2020, some (or all) employees in at least eight states and two territories require training and another nine states that have officially recommended harassment training.As we begin looking to 2021 we must consider how the pain and suffering of this year can be used to create policies that will allow our employees to work in an environment free of fear from epidemiological disease and the equally dangerous disease of racism, prejudice, and discrimination in the workplace.

As of August 2020, some (or all) employees in at least eight states and two territories require training and another nine states that have officially recommended harassment training.

Bias and discrimination against people with disabilities has not significantly subsided despite implementation of laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed thirty years ago. The result being that disability bias remains a significant issue in many workplaces and society as a whole.

Virginia has enacted a detailed set of regulations called an “Emergency Temporary Standard” aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 that include significant training obligations for many Virginia employers.

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