California AB1825 SB1343 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: Onsite or Online
Diversity Builder offers compliant AB 1825 and SB 1343 courses in an instructor-led format and online self-paced format. These courses also meet the Connecticut requirements for harassment training.
AB 1825 was enacted in 2004. See the new amendment below that requires managers and staff to participate in harassment training every two years for companies employing five or more workers. The requirements of California AB1825 are as follows: For companies engaged in business in California with 50 or more employees, staff in supervisors or those in management positions are required to complete 2 hours of sexual harassment and unlawful harassment prevention mandatory training within 6 months of being hired or promoted, and biannually following the initial class. The law falls under the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC).
New California Harassment Training Requirements
In January of 2019 California amended the law. The amendment is referred to as SB 1343 and requires employers with five or more employees to supply harassment training to include abusive conduct prevention with the duration of at least one hour. Employee for the purposes of this training include both seasonal and part-time workers. Management level employees are required to take a 2-hour (minimum duration) class on these same topics. Training is required for new hires within six months of employment.
SB 1343 requires all employees to complete the training every two years, at a minimum. The initial deadline for the completion of the training is January 1, 2020. After that, the training is required every two years or more frequently.
Compliant online training is an option for both management and non-management employees.
Diversity Builder offers onsite or online compliant California sexual harassment prevention training for management and nonsupervisory employees.
Compliance Requirements SB 1343
Some of the requirements for compliant training include:
- Realistic examples of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation
- Trainers should have expertise in the areas of gender and sexual orientation
- Prevention of abusive conduct
The law specifically states the following:
The training and education required by this section (SB 1343) shall include information and practical guidance regarding the federal and state statutory provisions concerning the prohibition against and the prevention and correction of sexual harassment and the remedies available to victims of sexual harassment in employment. The training and education shall also include practical examples aimed at instructing supervisors in the prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, and shall be presented by trainers or educators with knowledge and expertise in the prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
Immersive Approach to Harassment Training
Harassment training for our clients extends far beyond compliance. Our trainers offer a custom program focused on actionable inclusive communication strategies designed to create a safe space for employees and managers to work. Included in our program is bystander intervention training where employees are empowered to speak up and are encouraged to be individual contributors to a civil workplace free of harassment, hostility, and bullying.
Checking a box is one approach to compliance with the law. We can offer that training. We partnew best with companies who opt to use training as an opportunity to raise engagement, morale, and develop meaningful action plans.
“Train on harassment prevention not because you have to but to create a safe space for employees to thrive and be their authentic selves.”
Diversity Builder’s online training courses are effective, flexible, and fully compliant training options to satisfy manager and nonsupervisory requirements for California employers. Training is self-paced and may be stopped and started as needed.
The Spanish version of these classes is available.