92% of California’s workforce—roughly 15.5 million workers—are required to receive sexual harassment training on a biannual basis. For HR and compliance professionals it can be difficult to navigate the state’s new mandates.
What are the AB 1825 Training Requirements?
The state of California harassment law AB 1825, mandates statewide sexual harassment training for any employee who performs supervisory functions within a company of 50 employees or more.
What are the SB 1343 Training Requirements?
The state of California harassment law SB 1343, requires employers with five or more employees to provide nonsupervisory employees with at least one hour of sexual harassment training every two years, in addition to requiring these employers to provide two hours of the supervisory training every other year.
What should sexual harassment training in California cover?
The law requires that you teach learners about the federal and statewide ban on sexual harassment, information and practical guidance on sexual harassment prevention, abusive conduct prevention, available corrective actions against those who commit harassment, and remedies available to people who experience harassment.
Who does this apply to?
Both supervisors and non-management staff members are required to be trained. For new employees or employees changing roles, they will need to be trained within six months of their start dates, or dates of promotion to supervisor.
What does this mean for you?
Considering the expansive nature of the mandate, your business will likely need to take a number of measures to satisfy California’s harassment training requirements. As a first step, you will need to schedule and deliver sexual harassment training to your existing workforce prior and make a plan for all new hires.
Want to learn more about the mandates across the United States?
Explore our interactive guide to sexual harassment prevention training requirements nationwide.