Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response for Employees in California (Spanish)

Course Description:

California law mandates that employees receive 1 hour of training every 2 years on how to recognize and prevent sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. This course meets those requirements with hypothetical workplace scenarios, interactive “Knowledge Checks” throughout to assess learning, skill-building activities, the ability to “ask a question” about the training, and a final quiz, with results retained for your records. This course will provide your employees with the information and practical guidance regarding state and federal laws; how to prevent, respond to, and correct sexual harassment; remedies available to persons subject to harassment; and the potential for liability.

Course Duration: 57 Minutes

Why “Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response for Employees in California (Spanish)” Matters:

Sexual harassment is a form of illegal employment discrimination, and employee training is mandatory. Additionally, employees need this training because sexual harassment creates a negative work environment and interferes with effective job performance. It also undermines trust and respect, which makes good working relationships impossible.

Key Points:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, or FEHA, prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Employers must prevent sexual harassment in the workplace and, should harassment occur, take steps to correct it and prevent it from recurring.
  • Anyone at any level in the organization can commit sexual harassment or be harassed.
  • Under California law, an employee can be personally liable if he or she engages in unlawful harassment.
  • Employees should understand the employer’s policy prohibiting sexual harassment and its procedures for filing a complaint if sexual harassment occurs.
  • Anyone who witnesses or experiences sexual harassment should report it.