- Did you know there is a new CA law requiring employers with 5+ employees to provide Sexual Harassment Prevention and Bystander Training to supervisors AND non-supervisors?
- Did you know all harassment training must be completed by December 31, 2019?
- Are you with a small special district or agency without the resources or knowledge to handle employee training?
Read on to learn how K&A can help.
K&A can help you comply with the new CA state law requiring Sexual Harassment Prevention and Bystander Training.
The new law (SB 1343) signed by outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown in late 2018, requires employers (public and private) with five or more employees (including seasonal and part-time) to provide Sexual Harassment Prevention and Bystander Training to all employees (both supervisory and non-supervisory) by December 31, 2019. This new law is a big shift from the previous law which was in place for over ten years and required training just for supervisors at employers with over fifty employees.
Why is it important to comply with the new law?
- Employees need to understand what constitutes sexual harassment, how to report it, what the law says, and their own employers’ reporting procedures.
- Supervisors need additional information about prevention needs, how to handle complaints, investigations, and disciplinary action.
- Organizations that do not comply with the law by December 31, 2019 face potential liability.
Employers may develop their own training, use materials provided by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing in conjunction with a trainer, or use an experienced training provider, such as Frances Trant at Koff & Associates.
Frances Trant is a seasoned and experienced HR professional with over thirty years of experience working in the public and private sectors. She specializes in developing supervisor and employee training that resonates with the unique culture and climate of a workplace, while satisfying agency and legal requirements.
Engaging a seasoned HR professional like Frances would help ensure your workplace is free of sexual harassment and give employee bystanders the information they need to act when they witness harassment. She recently completed the CALGOVHR Train-the-Trainer session on this subject and is ready to work with your agency.in developing supervisor and employee training that resonates with the unique culture and climate of a workplace, while satisfying agency and legal requirements.