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Sexual Harassment Prevention

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Training Requirements

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing requires employers who have five or more employees to provide at least two hours of training to all supervisory employees and at least one hour of training to all nonsupervisory employees within six months of their date of hire and once every two years thereafter.

The training must include:

  • Information and practical guidance regarding federal and state law concerning the prohibition against, and the prevention and correction of, sexual harassment
  • The remedies available to victims of sexual harassment
  • Practical examples of harassment, discrimination, retaliation
  • Information about preventing abusive conduct and harassment based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
  • For supervisors: Examples of how to prevent harassment, discrimination, and retaliation

What topics are covered in the WCAHS Sexual Harassment Prevention supervisor training?

WCAHS conducts an interactive, two-hour training for supervisors which covers sexual harassment prevention in the agricultural workplace. 

During the training, participants learn that harassment is a type of discrimination under the law, about workers’ rights and employer responsibilities, and what is considered sexual harassment. Participants also have the opportunity to work in teams to review the law, to learn, and to brainstorm ways in which they can support a work environment free of sexual harassment. 

WCAHS holds 3–4 sexual harassment prevention trainings a year. Trainings are held in English and Spanish, in person and online, for a group of 30–50 people.

Note: the purpose of the training is educational, and it is not considered legal advice. Participants need to learn the specifics of their company Sexual Harassment Prevention Program. 


Resources

Sexual Harassment Prevention Materials