California law now requires many employers to conduct effective sexual harassment training to its employees. By January 1, 2021, employers with five or more employees must provide at least two hours of classroom or other effective interactive sexual harassment prevention training to its supervisory employees and at least one hour of classroom or other effective interactive sexual harassment prevention training to its non-supervisory employees. This includes independent contractors, interns, volunteers, and seasonal employees. The law is rapidly evolving in this area and will likely change again.
Ms. Johns provides anti-sexual harassment and anti-bullying training to companies through California to ensure compliance with current California guidelines. She also provides advanced anti-sexual harassment, anti-bullying and dispute resolution classes to companies. Her classes include the following subjects. Each company which successfully completes Ms. Johns’ class will receive a certificate of compliance, five follow up consultations from supervisory staff, and digital materials.
- The definition of sexual harassment under the Fair Employment And Housing Act and Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964;
- The statutes and case law prohibiting and preventing sexual harassment;
- The remedies available for victims of sexual harassment;
- Strategies to prevent sexual harassment;
- Supervisor’s obligation to report harassment;
- Practical examples of harassment;
- The limited confidentiality of the complaint process;
- Resources for victims of sexual harassment, including to whom they should report it;
- How employers must correct harassing behavior;
- Effective anti-bullying policies;
- Witness involvement in harassment situations;
- How to properly handle a harassment complaint;
- What to do if a supervisor is personally accused of harassment;
- The elements of an effective anti-harassment policy and how to use it;
“Abusive conduct” under Government Code section 12950.1, subdivision (g)(2);
- Discuss harassment based upon gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, which shall include practical examples of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation;
- Effective methods to prevent harassment and create a healthy workplace environment.
Hillary Johns, Trial Lawyer provides comprehensive employment and corporate compliance services to companies.