EMPLOYEE BENEFIT NEWS, October 8, 2019 – There was a time when sexual harassment training was a “just check the box, let’s just get this over with” annual event, says Andrew Rawson, chief learning officer for Traliant, a company that provides sexual harassment training. It was “like renewing your driver’s license or renewing your car registration,” he says. “As long as you have it in your glove compartment, you don’t ever think about it again. That was what sexual harassment training was relegated to.”
No more. Many city and state training laws have passed since 2017, the year allegations of sexual harassment and assault surfaced against powerful film producer Harvey Weinstein — causing a scandal that in turn gave rise to the #MeToo movement.