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AB1825 Mandates Sexual Harassment Training for employers and employees in California

California state law AB1825 became effective December 31, 2005. The legislation mandates state-wide sexual harassment training for any employee who performs supervisory functions within a company of 50 employees or more. California harassment training requirements have set the standard for the rest of the country.

California harassment training stipulations are meticulously detailed in AB1825.

Among the requirements:

  • Businesses must provide training to all supervisory personnel when hired, and thereafter every two years.

Note: Rather than tracking the training date of each supervisor, Stanford has chosen the bill’s “training year” option: every other year is designated a “training year” during which all supervisors and faculty will be re-trained. At Stanford, these training years are the odd-numbered years.

  • The required training must involve at least two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in employment.

Learning objectives:

  • Assist California employers in changing or modifying workplace behaviors that create or contribute to “sexual harassment” as that term is defined in California and federal law; and
  • Develop, foster, and encourage a set of values in supervisory employees who complete mandated training and education that will assist them in preventing and effectively responding to incidents of sexual harassment.