On May 10, 2019, we blogged about the updated requirements for California employers providing sexual harassment training to their employees, as defined in SB 1343. You can read that blog post here. SB 1343 requires that all employers who have 5 or more employees provide a minimum of 2 hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all supervisory employees, and at least 1 hour of sexual harassment prevention training to all non-supervisory employees. This training was required to be completed by January 1, 2020.
According to SB 1343, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) was required to create online resources, including online training courses, for employers to provide sexual harassment prevention training. At the time our blog post, the DFEH had anticipated having all resources and online training on their website by late 2019. However, there has been a long delay in getting all of the courses online.
On August 4, 2020 the DFEH announced that the online trainings for both supervisory and non-supervisory employees are now available on their website. These trainings are available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. The online training sessions also include optional closed captioning for the hearing impaired. You can find the link to the DFEH sexual harassment prevention trainings here.