This new law changes the requirements around sexual harassment prevention training in the work place.
As of January 1, 2019, all employers with five or more employees in California are now required to provide two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to supervisors and one hour to non-supervisorial employees within six months of hire or promotion, and then every two years after that. Under this new law, all employees must complete their training before January 1, 2020.
This SB1343 also need to retrain employees again in 2019 as well. Temporary and seasonal employees must be trained within 30 days of hire or 100 hours worked, whichever is earlier. Temporary Employment Agencies services employers will be responsible for training employees who are placed with clients. Previously, only companies with 50 or more employees were required to conduct harassment training.
Our training for supervisors is AB1825 compliant and our employment training is SB1343 compliant. Corte Hispana conducts practical and interactive sexual harassment prevention training in English and Spanish to comply with all Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Requirements. In addition, we deliver a series of educational seminars in association with lawyers, small business owners, trainers, etc. The goal of our seminars is to help small businesses to be educated on subjects that will advance their businesses and help them to reduce their potential liability.
Our premier video training package covers the topics of illegal discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and preventative steps available to all employers and managers.
The video program includes:
1. A 33 minute video, with 15 case scenarios all written, produced and acted by Hispanics.
No subtitles or dubbing is used.
The examples are targeted to address different workplace settings such as offices, restaurants, and recognize language and cultural background.
A Human Resources expert analyzes each scenario, citing the legal and practical problems created and the ways in which management can act to prevent or minimize legal liability.
2. A 65 page Trainer's Manual "La Obligación es Mutua" ("The Obligation is Mutual") with step-by- step instructions plus hand-outs, "Questions and Answers" and a Certificate of Completion for demonstrating compliances and verification of training, and
The setting is a “training session” at a company. The president of the company greets the new hires and existing employees, including those who aspire to be supervisors. He explains the 1998 Supreme Court rulings related to sexual harassment. He further emphasizes that the organization will not tolerate any kind of discrimination including harassment, sexual harassment and retaliation. He then introduces the Human Resources personnel to continue the training session.
The role of Mrs. Dominguez and Mrs. Martinez as the “trainers” is to explain the 15 scenarios in the video and why they are considered sexual harassment. Before and after each scenario, they discuss the behavior and the consequences of sexual harassment and how to prevent it from occurring at the workplace.
At the conclusion, the president returns to address the attendees and reinforces the company’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy and to assure the employees that if a complaint is reported, it will be investigated immediately. He finishes by saying that every employee has the right to work in a positive environment that is free of discrimination.
The video is divided into two sections: "quid pro quo" and "hostile environment" and covers the three types of misconduct forbidden by the law: verbal, visual and physical. The fourth type of discrimination, ‘retaliation,’ is also dramatized. Finally, the training is recapitulated with flashbacks reviewing the areas of sexually harassing misconduct.
Harassment among coworkers between a male and another male or a female and another female or a male to a female or vice versa, is against the law!
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