Hunt Ortmann’s Employment Law Group offers training for California supervisors to keep our clients’ companies compliant with California harassment, discrimination and retaliation laws.
California law requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide two hours of interactive sexual harassment training (including instruction on preventing harassment, discrimination and retaliation) every two years to “supervisory” employees. In addition to keeping your company in legal compliance, regular training has the practical effect of minimizing the risk of costly complaints and lawsuits. In 2016 alone, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) collected over $40 million from employers on sexual harassment claims, and juries awarded tens of millions more.
Large companies are not the only ones at risk. Employers with just five or more employees must comply with the newest California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) regulations, which became effective April 1, 2016. These regulations require that businesses create and distribute sexual harassment policies that include specific features, like a detailed complaint protocol.
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