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Which employees have to take a sexual harassment training in California?

Both supervisors and non-supervisors are required to take a sexual harassment training class in California. Supervisors are required to take a 2 hour class. Non-supervisors are required to take a 1 hour class.

Which California companies needs to give their employees sexual harassment training?

Any company with at least 5 employees needs to provide their supervisory and non-supervisory employees with sexual harassment training.

How often are California employees required to take a sexual harassment training?

Both supervisory and non-supervisory employees are required to take a training every 2 years.

How soon are California employees required to take their first sexual harassment training?

California employees are required to take their first sexual harassment training within six months of the employee starting the position. Temporarily, existing non-supervisor employees don't have to take their first training until the end of 2020.

How long do California sexual harassment trainings need to be?

For supervisory employees the training must be at least two hours. For non-supervisory employees the training must be at least one hour.

Are California farm labor contractors required to take sexual harassment training?

According to SB 1087 A contractor's supervisors need to be trained in sexual harassment prevention at least once for at least two hours each calendar year. These employees include crewleader, supervisor, mayordomo, foreperson, or other employee whose duties include the supervision, direction, or control of agricultural employees.

What content must be included in California Sexual Harassment trainings?

California sexual harassment trainings must include information and practical guidance regarding state and federal statutory provisions concerning the prohibition against, and the prevention and correction of, sexual harassment. They must also include education regarding abusive conduct and harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. The course must specifically include practical examples aimed at instructing supervisors in the prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Finally they need to include remedies available to victims of sexual harassment in employment.

Are online classes valid for California Sexual Harassment training?

Online classes are valid for sexual harassment prevention training in California as long as it meets the following requirements. The information must be presented by trainers with "knowledge and expertise" in the prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. It also must be interactive (for example sending students a PDF wouldn't be sufficient.

What records need to be retained for California sexual harassment training?

Employers should retain the following once their employees complete a training:

  • Training date
  • Names employeee trained
  • Names of trainers or training providers
  • Type of training (e.g., e-learning)
  • Copies of all written training materials (e.g., company policies and procedures, handouts, exercises, quizzes)
  • Copies of all recorded training materials (e.g., videos, webinars)
  • Copies of all written questions received and all written responses or guidance provided during any webinar or e-learning
  • Copies of any certificates provided
Can an employee take their sexual harassment prevention training from one company to another?

As long as the employee has been trained in the last 2 years they can take their training certificate to a new company. However it is the responsibility of the new company to ensure that the employee's training is valid. If they are unsure the old training is valid, then it's best for liability to retrain the employee.

Do temporary employees need sexual harassment training?

Temporary and Seasonal employees--or any employee hired to work for less than six months--must receive training within 30 calendar days after the hire date or within 100 hours worked, whichever occurs first.

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