State Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

A state-by-state overview of the latest legislation on harassment prevention training.

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    California

    Which employers must provide training?

    • All employers with 5 or more employees

    Who must be trained?

    • All employees must be trained
    • Supervisory employees must be training for at least 2 hours
    • Non Supervisory Employees must be trained for at least 1 hour

    When must employees be trained?

    • Within 6 months of hire for all nonsupervisory employees and supervisory employees
    • Within 6 months of assuming a supervisory role for supervisory employees
    • Within 30 days of hire or within the first 100 hours worked, whichever comes first for Temporary employees

    How frequently must employees be trained?

    • Every 2 years

    Connecticut

    Which employers must provide training?

    • All employers of any size must provide training to their supervisors
    • All employers with 3 or more employees must provide training to all employees

    Who must be trained?

    • All employees must be trained
    • Training must be for at least 2 hours the first time employees are training

    When must employees be trained?

    • Within 6 months of hire for all employees
    • Within 6 months of assuming a supervisory role for supervisory employees

    How frequently must employees be trained?

    • Every 10 years. It is recommended that refresher training is provided every 3 years

    Delaware

    Which employers must provide training?

    • All employers with 50 or more employees

    Who must be trained?

    • All employees must be trained

    When must employees be trained?

    • Within 1 year of hire
    • Within 1 year of assuming a supervisory role for supervisory employees

    How frequently must employees be trained?

    • Every 2 years

    Illinois

    Which employers must provide training?

    • All Illinois employers with 1 or more employees

    Who must be trained?

    • All employees must be trained

    When must employees be trained?

    • As soon as possible

    How frequently must employees be trained?

    • Annually

    Illinois – Chicago

    Which employers must provide training?

    • All Chicago employers

    Who must be trained?

    • All Chicago employees must be trained
      • One (1) hour of sexual harassment prevention training for all non supervisory Chicago employees
      • Two (2) hours of sexual harassment prevention training for Chicago supervisors and any supervisor who manages a Chicago employee
      • One (1) hour of bystander intervention training for all Chicago-based employees.

    When must employees be trained?

    • Employees must complete training each year, between July 1 and June 30

    How frequently must employees be trained?

    • Annually

    Maine

    Which employers must provide training?

    • All employers with 15 or more employees

    Who must be trained?

    • All employees and supervisors

    When must employees be trained?

    • Within 1 year of being hired or promoted to a supervisor

    How frequently must employees be trained?

    • None

    New York State

    • All employers

    Who must be trained?

    • All employees must be trained

    When must employees be trained?

    • As soon as possible

    How frequently must employees be trained?

    • Annually

    New York City

    Which employers must provide training?

    • All employers with 15 or more employees

    Who must be trained?

    • All employees must be trained

    When must employees be trained?

    • Within 90 days of being hired

    How frequently must employees be trained?

    • Annually

    Washington State

    Which employers must provide training?

    • Every hotel, motel, retail, or security guard entity, or property services contractor, that employs an “employee”

    Who must be trained?

    • “Employee” means an individual who spends a majority of their working hours alone, or whose primary work responsibility involves working without another coworker present, and who is employed by an employer as a janitor, security guard, hotel or motel housekeeper, or room service attendant

    When must employees be trained?

    • As soon as possible

    How frequently must employees be trained?

    • None

    Washington, D.C.

    Which employers must provide training?

    • All employers with tipped workers (restaurants, bars, hotels, parking garages, etc.)

    Who must be trained?

    • Owners and employees must be training live in-person, live virtually, or through pre-recorded training
    • Managers must be training live in-person

    When must employees be trained?

    • No later than 90 days after hire unless the employee received the training within the past 2 years

    How frequently must employees be trained?

    • Every 2 years