On August 4, 2020, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing released sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training for supervisory employees. This training meets the legal requirement that employers with five or more employees provide at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training and education to all supervisory employees in California by January 1, 2021.
The law also requires nonsupervisory employees to receive one hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training, which must include practical examples of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
Employers must also:
- Retain a record all employees’ training for a minimum of two years;
- Provide training every two years; and
- Provide the department’s sexual harassment prevention poster or fact sheet.