Connecticut Sexual Harassment Training
Since #MeToo, a growing number of states have expanded their anti-harassment laws and sexual harassment training requirements for employers. Connecticut is now among them.
Under the Time’s Up Act, which Connecticut Governor Lamont signed on June 18, 2019, Connecticut employers with three or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all employees, not just supervisors. This represents a significant change from prior training requirements, which applied to organizations with 50 or more employees, and mandated they only train supervisory employees.
The new law, which takes effect on October 1, 2019, applies to all Connecticut employers and mandates that:
- Organizations with three (3) or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment training to all employees.
- All Connecticut employers, regardless of their size, must provide two hours of sexual harassment training to supervisory employees by October 1, 2020, or within six months of an employee assuming a supervisory role.
- Employees hired on or after October 1, 2019, must be trained within six months of hire, and then be retrained at least every 10 years.
- Existing employees must be trained by October 1, 2020, and then retrained at least every 10 years.
- Anyone who received two hours of sexual harassment training after October 1, 2018, does not have to be retrained.
- Employers are encouraged to maintain training records for a minimum of one year.
The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) is expected to develop training and education materials that employers may use to comply with the requirements.
Traliant’s Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Training Suite, which includes a two-hour course for Connecticut managers and employees, ensures that organizations stay up to date with their state’s sexual harassment training requirements.
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Connecticut employers with three or more employees must provide two hours of training to all employees starting October 1, 2019.