On June 18, 2019, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed Connecticut SB-3 sexual harassment law, which is part of a package known as the “Time’s Up” Act. The law significantly changes the sexual harassment laws affecting Connecticut employers, but navigating the changes can be difficult.
What are Connecticut’s harassment training requirements?
For the first time Connecticut’s harassment training law, SB-3, requires employers with three or more employees to provide sexual harassment training to all employees, and all Connecticut employers are required to provide sexual harassment training to supervisors. All training must be provided by January 1, 2021 or within six months of an employee assuming a supervisory role. The deadline was moved from October 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How can you comply with Connecticut’s workplace harassment laws?
The Connecticut workplace harassment training laws require, among other things, that you teach employees, in an interactive way, about the federal and state statutory provisions covering sexual harassment and the remedies available to people who experience harassment.
Who does this apply to?
Employers with three or more employees must provide both supervisory and non-supervisory employees with at least two hours of training within six months of hire. Employers with fewer than three employees must provide the training to supervisors.
What does this mean for you?
Due to the sweeping nature of the mandate, you will likely need to take some new steps to satisfy Connecticut’s harassment training requirements. As a first step, you will need to schedule and deliver sexual harassment training to your entire existing workforce and make a plan for new hires.
Want to learn more about the mandates across the United States?
The EVERFI team of dedicated in-house attorneys want you to have a clear understanding of which states require harassment training. Explore our interactive guide to sexual harassment prevention training requirements nationwide.