Prevention and Resolution of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

San Diego Partner Michael Parme appeared before the North State Building Industry Association on May 14, 2019 in Roseville, California.  Mike provided training on “Prevention and Resolution of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.”

California employers with 5 or more employees are required by law to provide two hours of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to all supervisors and one hour of such training to nonsupervisory employees before January 1, 2020.  These sessions need to occur in a classroom setting, through interactive E-learning, or through a live webinar.  Training is required once every two years and within six months of hire or promotion.

The program discussed:

  • Sexual and gender based harassment, and the statutes and case-law prohibiting such conduct;
  • Harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation;
  • The types of conduct that can be sexual harassment and the remedies available for victims of sexual harassment;
  • Strategies to prevent sexual harassment;
  • Supervisors’ obligation to report harassment;
  • Practical examples of harassment;
  • How employers must correct harassing behavior, including harassment by supervisors; and
  • Effective anti-harassment policies.
May 14, 2019