California entrepreneurs must comply with AB 1825, a state law mandating sexual harassment prevention training for supervisors and managers. Through questions and answers, this article highlights this 2006 Law requirement and provides guidance to meet them.
How much training is needed?
The requirement is for two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to supervisory employees every two years. Training must be submitted by trainers or educators with knowledge and expertise in prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Companies can also opt for online mandatory sexual harassment training in California through https://harassmentalert.com/california-sexual-harassment-training/
Questions and answers about this law
Is my organization covered by law? It is, if you have 50 or more employees. Under the laws definition, independent contractors and workers who are temporary service employees are counted, so that if you have only 40 regular employees on your payroll, but use 10 or more temps or independent contractors, you are a covered employer.
Does it matter how the training is delivered?
Yes. The requirement is for two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training and education. The requirement that training be interactive probably means that simply showing supervisors a video, having them listen to a lecture, or asking them to read something would not satisfy the requirement. Some typical interactive aspects of training include questions and answers and role playing. It may be advisable to test participants at the end of the training to demonstrate that it was effective.