Latest Training Requirements SB 1343 includes:
By January 1, 2021, California employers with at least five employees must provide: (1) a minimum of two hours of sexual harassment prevention and abusive conduct training to all employees in a supervisory role; and (2) a minimum of one hour of sexual harassment prevention and abusive conduct training to all non-supervisory employees. Specific harassment prevention content is required in each session. Acceptable training formats include online, onsite, or live webinars.
California Harassment Trainers
Diversity Builder’s trainers serve the entire state. We have trainers based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. These trainers travel to all parts of California to facilitate classes. Oftentimes airline travel is not required. We keep travel expenses to a minimum whenever possible. Our trainers have received requests from companies with facility locations in San Diego, Laguna Beach, Tustin, Redlands, Anaheim, San Jose, Long Beach, Sacramento, and Oakland.
California AB1825 SB1343 Sexual Harassment Prevention Classes Onsite or Online
Diversity Builder offers interactive compliant SB 1343 courses in an instructor-led format and online self-paced format that satisfy all California legal requirements for businesses.
Looking for a different experience for your Supervisor and Employee Harassment Training?
Diversity Builder knows that California companies are required to invest in this training and want your employees to gain both awareness and an interest in building a better workplace. We have found that companies value the engaging approach our trainers take to facilitation and the way we adapt the training to make it relevant for your group and industry. The classes are conversational, provide relevant examples, and share the value of a culture of safety and respect. We see this as an opportunity for growth and empowerment of employees to start shifting organizational culture.
See the new amendment to AB 1825 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 SB 1343 (amending AB 1825) are as follows: For companies engaged in business in California with 5 or more employees, staff in supervisory or those in management positions are required to complete 2 hours of sexual harassment prevention training within 6 months of starting their new position and biannually following the initial class. The law falls under the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission (DFEH).
Current California Harassment Training Requirements
In January of 2019 California amended the existing law. The amendment is referred to as SB 1343 and requires employers with five or more employees to supply harassment training classes to include abusive conduct prevention with the duration of at least one hour. Employee for the purposes of this training include full-time, part-time, seasonal workers, unpaid interns, unpaid volunteers, and independent contractors. 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 was initially January 1, 2020. The deadline has now been extended to 1/1/2021. California Governor Newsome signed SB778 on 8/30/19, amending the current existing law to extend deadline of harassment training until 1/1/2021.
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.
Classes in Spanish SB 1343
Diversity Builder understands that English is not always a primary language of California workers. We have two solutions in place. Diversity Builder has Spanish-speaking trainers who lead group sessions onsite. This can be a viable solution for factory or shift workers who may not have access to a computer. Our bilingual and multilingual trainers speak both English and Spanish languages fluently. Other trainers are fluent in French, Greek, and Dutch. Secondly, our company offers online compliant harassment training in English and Spanish versions for employees or supervisors. When inquiring, request the Spanish version of our online program.
California Spanish Harassment Trainers SB 1343
Diversity Builder understands that English is not always a primary language of California workers. We have two solutions in place. We have online compliant harassment training in English and Spanish versions for employees or supervisors. We also have Spanish speaking trainers who lead group sessions onsite. This can be a viable solution for factory or shift workers who may not have access to a computer. We have bilingual trainers speak both English and Spanish languages fluently. Other trainers are fluent in French, Greek, and Dutch.
Company Requirements for Employees 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 California 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 non-supervisory requirements for California employers. Training is self-paced and may be stopped and started as needed.
The Spanish version of these classes is available. Diversity Builder has trainers that cover most of California including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Long Beach, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Irvine, Pasadena, Palm Springs and most other major cities.
Get Started with California SB 1343 Training
California’s SB 1343 Training Requirements
Q: Which staff members are required to receive SB 1343 sexual harassment and unlawful harassment prevention training?
A: Employees and supervisory staff of companies or organizations with 5 or more employees are required to be trained on sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention.
Q: Do you offer the class in Spanish?
A: Yes, Diversity Builder’s classroom and online and onsite SB 1343 classes are available in Spanish.
Q: Which training formats are acceptable to California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
A: Compliant programs are available in online, webinar, and in-person formats. Training may be facilitated in a group or individual session. Diversity Builder offers SB 1343 training in all formats.
Q. Does DFEH offer a list of preferred outside trainers, or can DFEH recommend or approve an outside training provider for my company to hire?
A. The DFEH does not supply a list of trainers. Diversity Builder’s California SB 1343 trainers are available for onsite training. Diversity Builder also offers compliant training in both English and Spanish.
Q. What happens if an employee or manager is absent the date of a group harassment training?
A. Diversity Builder can schedule make-up sessions or can offer online training for non-managerial or supervisory employees.
Q: What is the requirement for supervisors and employees for retraining?
A: Every 2 years supervisors and employees must receive sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training.
Q: Are there supervisor and employee versions of the class online?
A: Yes, a one-hour California employee session is offered as is a two-hour supervisor version.
Q: Do other states require harassment training for supervisors?
A: Yes, some other states have similar laws. Requirements vary. For example, Connecticut and Maine have specific harassment requirements.
Q: How do I register for online SB 1343 training for my supervisors and employees?
A: Call 615-823-1717 or complete the contact form on the right of this page. Diversity Builder offers onsite and online SB 1343 training in English and Spanish.