What are Delaware’s harassment training requirements?
Delaware’s harassment training laws require that all employers in Delaware with 50 or more employees in Delaware provide interactive sexual harassment prevention courses within 1 year of hire. The law requires that employees are trained upon hire and then every two years thereafter.
What should sexual harassment training in Delaware cover?
Sexual harassment prevention courses must be interactive and designed to educate employees regarding the prevention of sexual harassment. For non-supervisory staff, harassment training must cover the illegality and definition of sexual harassment using relevant examples, the legal remedies and complaint process available, directions on how to contact the Delaware Department of Labor, and the prohibition against retaliation. For supervisors, sexual harassment training must additionally include the specific responsibilities of a supervisor regarding the prevention and correction of harassment.
Who does Delaware’s harassment training law apply to?
The state of Delaware harassment training law requires all public and private sector employers with 50 more employees in the state to provide sexual harassment training. Employers must train all full-time employees, part-time employees, interns, and apprentices. New hires don’t need to be trained until they have been employed for six months.
What does the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act mean for you?
Considering the expansive nature of the mandate, your business will likely need to take a number of measures to satisfy Delaware’s harassment training requirements. As a first step, you will need to ensure that you have delivered sexual harassment training to your existing workforce and make a plan for all 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.