Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Update

In California, employers that have 50 or more employees are required to provide supervisors with two hours of sexual harassment prevention training every two years.

Under SB 396 is effective January 1, 2018 and requires covered employers to ensure that harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation are included in the mandatory sexual harassment prevention training.

  • The training material must include practical examples that can directly address these types of harassment.
  • Training must take place within six months of hire or promotion.
  • Training must include harassment prevention and correct and remedies that are available to victims.
  • The training must be interactive. A video without discussion does not qualify.