California SB 1343 Sexual Harassment Training

Organizations doing business in California must train all employees and supervisors on preventing sexual harassment before January 1, 2020

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Preventing Sexual Harassment in California

California Senate Bill 1343, enacted in 2018, requires that California employers with five or more employees provide sexual harassment training and education to both supervisors and nonsupervisory staff by January 1, 2020. This new legislation represents a big change to past requirements, which applied to California employers with 50 or more workers, and required they only train supervisors.

Before the January 1, 2020 deadline, California organizations must provide:

  • Supervisory employees with two hours of sexual harassment training, and then every two years
  • Nonsupervisory employees with one hour of sexual harassment training, and then every two years
  • Seasonal and temporary employees with one hour of training within 30 calendar days or 100 hours, if they work less than six months
  • Additional training to employees who are promoted to supervisors. Training must take place within six months of supervisors starting their new positions.

SB 1343 Course Requirements

Traliant’s California Edition of Preventing Discrimination and Harassment ensures that organizations are up to date with California’s anti-harassment legislation and more. Available in two versions − a one-hour employee course, and a two-hour manager/supervisor course − this web-based training covers all the required topics and guidelines under the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing regulations.

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The California Edition of Preventing Discrimination and Harassment includes realistic video scenarios and interactive exercises designed to raise awareness of sexual harassment and the appropriate action to take when they experience, witness or learn of any form of workplace harassment, discrimination or workplace retaliation.

The course covers the following topics and more:  

Federal and California state anti-harassment laws
Definitions and practical examples of sexual harassment and abusive conduct
Practical examples of harassment based on gender identity, gender express and sexual orientation
Bystander intervention
Diversity and inclusion
Creating an inclusive workplace culture
Being an ally to underrepresented groups
Workplace civility
Social media as a form of discrimination and harassment

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Prepare to train your California workforce now on preventing sexual harassment and abusive conduct in the workplace. SB 1343 requires that California businesses with five or more employees train all employees and supervisors before January 1, 2020.