Are California Employers Responsible for Providing Harassment Training Prevention?

At Romero Law, APC, our experienced employment law attorneys in Pasadena know that the public’s awareness regarding the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace has grown throughout the country in recent years.

The workplace education and training requirements to help keep employees safe from this abusive behavior have also increased.

In fact, California law began requiring all employers with five or more employees to provide sexual harassment training for all their employees, beginning January 1, 2021.

Here is what that training must include.

What are the California Employer Requirements for Harassment Training?

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing reiterates that the law requires all California employers with five or more employees to provide training that includes practical examples of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

Sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training must be provided for:

  • One hour to nonsupervisory employees.
  • Two hours to supervisors and managers.

In addition, existing and ongoing obligations to train new supervisory employees must occur within six months of assuming their supervisory position.

Employers must also:

  • Provide sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to employees every two years.
  • Retain a record of all employees’ training for a minimum of two years.
  • Provide employees with a poster or fact sheet developed by the Department regarding sexual harassment or equivalent information.

The training must include training and practical guidance regarding federal and state laws prohibiting, preventing, and correcting sexual harassment and information regarding the remedies available to sexual harassment victims.

Unfortunately, simply because sexual harassment training is required in most California workplaces, offensive and unlawful conduct still occur.

If you have been directly or indirectly subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace, contact our skilled employment law attorney in Pasadena today to learn how we can help you hold your employer responsible for your complete damages.

At Romero Law, APC, our experienced employment dispute lawyer in Pasadena take a hands-on approach to pursuing actual results our clients can count on because we are more than just their lawyer, but their advocate.

We connect with our clients to understand the grief and despair their employers have caused them personally and professionally, so we can remedy the unlawful and degrading mistreatment they have endured, so they can confidently move past this challenging time with a clear win.

Contact Our Skilled Sexual Harassment Attorney in Pasadena to Schedule a Free Consultation Today

If your life has been impacted by sexual harassment in the workplace, contact our experienced Los Angeles County employment law attorney to discuss your injurious circumstances today. Our bilingual law firm staff offers services in both English and Spanish and is available now to discuss your case during a free consultation by calling 626-396-9900 or contacting us online.


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