US & Canadian Harassment Training Requirements

A reference for sexual harassment prevention training requirements and protected characteristics at the state & federal level

Navigating the complexities of sexual harassment prevention training courses and their requirements can be challenging, particularly when dealing with a slew of different state laws. Thankfully, Emtrain’s new Preventing Workplace Harassment Training Course comprehensively covers all state and federal harassment laws, training requirements, and guidelines, whether you’re in New York City, Illinois, California, or anywhere else with specific training requirements.

Click on your state to learn about your state’s compliance training requirements, deadlines, and protected characteristics.

Training required

Pending bill to make training required

Training not required


Mandated Sexual Harassment
Training Requirements:
Unites States & Global

    California state

    SB 1343 - California

    Janine Yancey served as an expert witness on SB 1343 and helped draft the bill, which included convincing legislators to reduce a proposed 2 hours of non-supervisor training to 1 hour for non-supervisors.

    Janine also presented to the California Civil Rights Council and persuaded that body to allow California's 2 hour training requirement (for supervisors) to be completed over 2 years, allowing managers to take 1 hour of harassment training each year.

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    While federal law, under the governance of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), doesn’t currently require state entities or private organizations to provide sexual harassment prevention training to employees, the EEOC strongly encourages employers to provide “regular, interactive, comprehensive training for all employees”. It emphasizes that employees should understand organizational rules, procedures, and expectations in the work environment, alongside the consequences of misconduct under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    In addition to these recommendations, many states including but not limited to Idaho, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, and South Dakota, endorse regular harassment prevention training. States such as Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington mandate that some or all state employees receive sexual harassment prevention training.

    Our online training courses are available in English and Spanish, with over 55 additional machine translation options, providing interactive and self-paced learning environments. This program, which is suitable for new employees and long-standing ones, includes crucial topics like bystander intervention and addresses gender identity and many other human rights issues.

    For healthcare providers or organizations with specific industry requirements, our training aligns with employment law and human resources best practices. In addition, we provide resources to help employers craft an effective sexual harassment policy.

    Explore Emtrain’s new Preventing Workplace Harassment Training Course today to ensure compliance and foster a respectful work environment.

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