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California Sexual Harassment

This course is intended for employers who need harassment training in California. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination based on sex and can occur in many forms and under many different circumstances. The federal government and the State of California have passed laws that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. We have designed our training to meet all California sexual harassment training requirements.

Labor Code section 1429.5. California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). California AB 1825 & SB 1343. Government Code section 12950.1. Assembly Bill 2053.

Government Regulations:
This course fully satisfies the following regulations:
*Labor Code section 1429.5.
*California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).
*Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
*California AB 1825 & SB 1343.
*Government Code section 12950.1.
*Assembly Bill 2053

Who Needs this Training?
According to CALOSHA:
Employers with five or more employees must comply with training.
Training must take place within six months of hire or promotion.
Must retrain every 2 years.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified:
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual physical or verbal conduct in the workplace. Understanding the differences in the two categories is important because they have different liability implications.

Federal law forbids sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964. Title VII covers employers who employ, or have employed, 15 or more employees for each working day in 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.

Sexual harassment is illegal under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Sexual harassment protections extend to applicants, employees, unpaid interns, professional relationships and independent contractors.

Sexual harassment can include all types of conduct, such as asking for sexual favors, sexual touching, offensive language or posters. Generally, the conduct must be so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive working environment or results in an adverse employment decision (such as a firing).

Sexual harassment law covers the actions of supervisors, coworkers, customers and vendors. Depending on the actions, or inaction, of you and your employees, you may be held liable.

Although sexual harassment receives the most attention and publicity, harassment on the basis of any protected class violates federal and state law and is considered a form of discrimination. For example, harassment on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion is unlawful.

Included Topics:
By the end of this course we will have covered the following topics:
Topic 1: Overview of Laws Against Sexual Harassment-2:54
Topic 2: Closer Analysis: Quid Pro Quo-3:38
Topic 3: Closer Analysis: Hostile Work Environment-9:41
Topic 4: Closer Analysis: Key Concepts -2:24
Topic 5: Denial and Defenses-4:55
Topic 6: Federal and State Sexual Harassment Laws-14:45
Topic 7: Other Types of Sexual Harassment-3:52
Topic 8: Abusive Conduct in the Workplace-4:52
Topic 9: Preventing & Responding to Sexual Harassment-8:07
Topic 10: Summary-1:11

Course Layout:
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes, and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration:
A minimum of 60 minutes is required to complete this course.

Any employee that receives a promotion or job changes will need to be recertified. Also, every employee must retake the training every two years.
• Changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete.
• Reporting or process related procedures being used have changed.
• Inadequacies in workers’ knowledge indicate that they do not adequately understand training.

Certificate of Completion:
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.


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