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Is it a legal requirement for your employees to undergo Sexual Harassment Training?

In the State of California, it is required that businesses that employ over 50 employees perform at least 2 hours of Sexual Harassment Training for all of their supervisors and managers every 2 years!

Also, when you hire a new supervisor or manager, you MUST conduct this training within 6 months after hire!

Although Sexual Harassment Training (AB1825) is only a legal requirement for businesses with 50 or more employees, it is recommended by most labor attorneys to provide this training to your business' employees regardless of the number of employees

This training can be conducted online through the California Restaurant Association or the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) - It is highly recommended to schedule a labor attorney to come visit your business in person and offer the Sexual Harassment Training directly to the employees, managers and supervisors. An in-person visit can be tailored to your business and allows the participants to ask questions and get real-time answers from the expert!

Sexual Harassment Training is covered under an Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) policy, however is NOT COVERED by a General Liability Insurance policy.

Sexual Harassment does NOT even need to be true! Allegations are enough to cost the business owner BIG! It can between an owner and an employee, between employees, between a supervisor and employee or even between a a customer/3rd party and a member of your staff!

This is why providing Sexual Harassment Training to your employees - regardless of the number of employees - can greatly reduce your chances of receiving costly claims!
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