Sexual Harassment Training
Sexual harassment and discrimination are pervasive problems that impact employee wellbeing and can lead to legal liability and reputational damage for employers. Provide your employees with legally-accurate and up-to-date training to stay compliant with training requirements and recommendations in the U.S. and abroad.
Effective, engaging courses
Traliant’s award-winning Sexual Harassment training teaches your employees and managers how to recognize, report, and prevent harassment through effective, engaging and interactive scenarios and learning games.
Sexual Harassment Training covers these topics and more:
- What is harassment and what isn’t
- Hostile work environment
- Quid pro quo
- Bullying or abusive conduct
- How to report potential harassment
- Identifying, understanding and preventing retaliation
- Bystander intervention
- Supervisors’ duties
- Harassment in the context of remote or hybrid workplaces
- Social media use and harassment
- Workplace discrimination
- Consequences of workplace discrimination and harassment
- Consensual relationships at work
Sexual harassment prevention training has become a high priority for HR practitioners and their companies. Amplified by the #MeToo movement, there is a growing demand to replace the traditional model of workplace harassment prevention training, which focused on teaching employees laws and rules, with a fresh approach that emphasizes what matters most – ensuring employees know how to make the right decisions and take the right actions if they experience or witness sexual harassment or other misconduct. As never before, workplace harassment prevention training is essential for educating employers and employees on what is acceptable and unacceptable workplace behavior. Effective training should send a clear message that it’s every individual’s responsibility to speak up and report incidents of harassment and retaliation.
Training employees on how to recognize and respond to situations that can lead to sexual harassment – from the obvious to the subtle – is one of the most effective ways to foster a positive, respectful company culture. This approach equips employees with the knowledge and tools they need to identify potential issues and intervene appropriately, ultimately contributing to a workplace environment that values respect, diversity, and inclusivity.
Moreover, effective training goes beyond covering anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws. It plays a crucial role in enabling employees to grasp the full spectrum of harassment, encompassing workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Furthermore, it can help clarify the boundaries of workplace harassment, ensuring employees are less inclined to file complaints for behavior that does not genuinely qualify as harassment. Thus, Workplace Harassment Prevention Training can help employers avoid costly employee harassment complaints and legal risks associated with workplace harassment that can damage an organization’s reputation, recruiting and retention, and bottom line.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Traliant’s Preventing Workplace Harassment training helps learners recognize and prevent incidents of harassment. Consistent with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines and court decisions, Traliant’s training covers not just sexual harassment, but all forms of workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Additionally, training meets all state and local training requirements such as California SB 396, which mandates inclusion of topics related to gender identity and expression and California AB 2053 and SB 1343, which requires topics such as workplace civility, bullying and bystander intervention.
Multi-state employers can now comply with state and local harassment training laws in all 50 states, including regulations for CA, CT, DE, IL, ME, NY, NYC, WA, and Chicago, with just three course versions:
- Advanced: This 2-hour course should be used by California supervisors, supervisors in the City of Chicago (and supervisors outside of Chicago that supervise employees in Chicago), and all Connecticut employees, supervisors, and non-supervisors, the first time they train.
- Extended: This 1-hour course should be used by non-supervisory employees in California and the City of Chicago.
- Fundamentals: This 45-minute course should be used by both supervisors and non-supervisors in all other states.
An Essentials version, a shortened 20-minute course designed for high-turnover businesses, a Canadian and an International version are also available.
To comply with sexual harassment prevention training laws across different jurisdictions, users are prompted to specify where they work to receive location specific instruction. As noted above, the 45-minute Fundamentals Version is taken by both supervisors and non-supervisors. Some jurisdictions require that non-supervisors also receive employee training on supervisors’ duties.
Additionally, a policy review and acknowledgement can be added to the course. Users can be required to certify that they have read and understood your sexual harassment prevention policy, which is included in the training. Traliant can include a “Policy Review” exercise where users are required to search your sexual harassment prevention policies to find the answers to questions relating to your policies.
Traliant captivates employees through interactive games and story-based learning to create a dynamic, engaging learning experience. Leveraging the timeless power of storytelling, Traliant taps into the proven human preference for learning through narratives. Employees are presented with nuanced scenarios, many inspired by real cases, prompting them to deeply engage and thoughtfully assess each situation. Traliant’s sexual harassment training avoids lecturing employees with a simplistic list of “do’s” and “don’ts,” and delves into the intricacies of “gray area” situations that employees might encounter in real life. Through this, employees better comprehend the potential repercussions of their actions.
With a “No-Fail” assessment strategy, Traliant’s training ensures every employee masters the course content and eliminates the possibility of failure. To successfully complete the workplace harassment training, employees must complete the Quiz Show. Each cell in the Quiz Show represents a major principle taught in the course. If the learner misses the first question in a cell, the course provides the learner feedback and then provides another question on the same topic. The learner cannot complete the course before correctly answering a question in each cell.
Go Beyond “Check-the-Box” Training with Traliant
It’s time to move beyond the traditional “check the box” mentality and embrace a new era of online compliance training that truly empowers your employees.
A new course is provided each year at no cost so your employees aren’t forced to take the same training year after year.
Traliant’s training fulfills the sexual harassment training requirements of all US federal and state laws, including CA, CT, DE, IL, ME, NY, NYC and Chicago.
Free Legal Updates
Traliant’s in-house legal expertise ensures training is legally accurate and kept up-to-date with any changes in US federal or state laws.
Accessible to Users with Disabilities
Traliant provides an inclusive experience for all users, including those with disabilities, by going beyond Section 508-C standards and offering WCAG 2.1 AA.
Training is available in English, Spanish and is supported in over 100 languages.
A story-based approach with an engaging design focuses on the nuances of “gray areas.”
Tailor courses to include your logo, relevant policies, workplace images, and more. Traliant can even customize the course with scenarios that take place in your own workplace environment.
Traliant makes it simple to roll out training to your workplace and provide technical support directly to your employees at no additional cost.
User Questions Answered by Experts
Several state laws require user inquiries to be addressed by qualified experts. Traliant’s Compliance Team promptly responds to user questions about the training content within two business days and at no extra cost.
Required Legal Expertise for Training
State laws and court decisions from around the country require employers to ensure their training is developed and delivered by legal experts. For example, California’s mandatory sexual harassment training laws (SB 1343, SB 396, and AB 1825) specifically require that training providers must have “expertise in the prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.” Moreover, workplace training providers must also have expertise in the prevention of “harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.” The trainer provider must be an attorney, professor, instructor, human resource professional or harassment prevention consultant with at least two years of expertise in employment law or harassment prevention.
Traliant’s in-house legal expertise ensures our training courses are legally accurate and up-to-date with changes in the law. Traliant’s Chief Strategy Officer, Michael Johnson, is one of the leading experts in harassment law in the country. A former U.S. Department of Justice attorney and a graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Johnson brought one of the DOJ’s first class-action style sexual harassment lawsuits. He has provided training and consulting to organizations such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Google, the United Nations, and the World Bank. Michael leads our Compliance Advisory Team, whose members have decades of experience practicing employment law for large law firms and Fortune 500 companies.Learn More
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In the wake of #MeToo, a number of states have passed or have pending legislation on mandatory training requirements for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. Keeping track of this complex web of laws and regulations can be a challenge, especially if you have employees in multiple states. Traliant offers a streamline solution to manage training that is compliant with federal and state regulations.
Tailored for Your Organization
Traliant can customize courses to include your logo, relevant policies, workplace images, and an introductory message from a senior official in your organization. Advanced customization options are also available to further meet your organization’s training needs.
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The Traliant difference
Compliance training is too important to be boring. That’s why our workplace harassment prevention training uses the best elements of storytelling, video technology and online training strategies to engage employees and managers and inspire positive behavior. Online sexual harassment training that is up-to-date and relatable to your workforce can ensure your company complies with anti-harassment training requirements while reinforcing your policies, procedures, and initiatives to end this pervasive workplace problem and create a respectful, harassment-free culture.
What Our Customers are Saying About Sexual Harassment Training
“For our state-mandated sexual harassment and discrimination training, we wanted something easy and affordable, but also entertaining and interactive for our employees. The Traliant team was very responsive and helpful in setting up and implementing the training courses. They were there with us every step of the way.”
Mindy Decker, Human Resources Analyst, City of Ontario, CA
“It’s challenging to ask employees to commit to yet another training course, but Traliant presents content in interesting and relevant ways. They’re flexible with our specific needs and timeline, plus they help us keep training organized for employees across different states. We also love Traliant’s customer service. They take the time to get to know us, our business, and the needs of our managers and employees. They have been incredibly helpful as we navigate compliance training for our business.”
Andrea Scott McCluskey, Executive Vice President, Talent & Culture Winsight, LLC
“From a support perspective, we have found Traliant to be an excellent partner. From the initial calls to the implementation and ongoing administration of the system, Traliant has not only tried to get to know us, they are constantly willing to adapt their content in order to meet our needs.”
Thaís Altshuler, Director of Human Resources at HHM Hotels
“The quality is phenomenal and all of the features work perfectly. In addition, you can stop watching on your mobile device and pick up right where you left off on your computer. And, vice versa. Our last LMS had poor mobile quality, the features never functioned correctly, and it never reported correctly from mobile back to the LMS. All in all, I’m thrilled.”
-Ali Tankiewicz, HR Associate, Apex Clean Energy