California employers with five or more employees must provide at least two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment prevention to all supervisory employees within six months of an employee’s assumption of a position.
Preventing Harassment & Discrimination for California Supervisors
Preventing Harassment & Discrimination for Supervisors – California (2 Hours)
Sexual harassment and abusive conduct incidents trouble the work environment by establishing a negative setting that can ruin working relationships, lower productivity, result in costly administrative actions and even more expensive litigation. You need protect your employees from sexual harassment and educate them on the explicit policy, encouraging them to report violations freely.
Adherence to the sexual harassment and anti-bullying company policy is essential. A ‘zero tolerance’ policy is the best option. This will help you avoid liability and disciplinary action by fulfilling your management responsibilities. It will also help reduce the number of sexual harassment incidents. Employers are liable for unlawful harassment by supervisors. Supervisory authority is determined by a person’s job function rather than job title. An individual is qualified as a supervisor if the individual has authority to undertake or recommend tangible employment actions affecting the employee, or direct the employee’s daily work activities.
California companies with 5 or more employees are required to provide two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all supervisors within six months of hire or promotion, and every two years thereafter. The goal of this course is to train supervisors and managers to recognize, prevent, and correct sexual harassment and abusive conduct, respond to complaints, identify retaliation, and promote a discrimination-free workplace. The course conforms with the training requirements of California AB 1825 sexual harassment prevention, AB 2053 prevention of abusive conduct and SB 396 for training inclusive of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation and SB 1343.
Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
- Recall the state and federal agencies and laws that protect employees against discrimination and harassment.
- Identify protected classes.
- Differentiate between the different types of harassment and what behaviors and conduct are considered harassing.
- Understand the process for reporting complaints of harassment with the EEOC and the DFEH.
- Successfully investigate complaints, including what questions to ask when interviewing.
- Develop, foster, and encourage a set of values to prevent and correct harassment.
- Introduction and Objectives
- Consequences of Harassment
- Laws and Liability
- Sexual Harassment
- Other Forms of Harassment
- Reporting Harassment
- Investigating Complaints
- Prevention and Correction
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