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New California-Compliant AB 1825 Harassment Prevention & Bystander Training PLUS “Train-the-Trainer”


Are You Aware of the New California Laws Regarding Harassment Prevention & Bystander Training (SB 1343 and 1300)?


Beginning January 1, 2019, California Senate Bill 1343 requires all public and private employers with five (5) or more employees to provide at least 2 hours of sexual harassment training to all supervisory employees and at least 1 hour of sexual harassment training to all nonsupervisory employees by January 1, 2020, and once every 2 years thereafter. Existing law requires the trainings to include harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation and to include practical examples of such harassment and to be provided by trainers or educators with knowledge and expertise in those areas. Under the regulations, the definition of “employee” includes full-time, part-time, and temporary employees.


In accordance to guidance from the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the law requires that all employees be trained during calendar year 2019 (meaning, before December 31, 2019). Employees who were trained in 2018 or before will need to be retrained. In addition, all employees statewide must be retrained by January 1, 2022. The DFEH will also accept complaints from employees that their employers have not complied with the law requiring that sexual harassment prevention training be provided.


In addition, Senate Bill 1300, which also took effect January 1, 2019, authorizes employers to offer bystander intervention training that includes information and practical guidance on how to enable bystanders to recognize potentially problematic behaviors and to motivate bystanders to take action when they observe problematic behaviors.


In light of these new requirements for all employees to be trained, CalGovHR has partnered with Wiley Price & Radulovich, LLP and Sherwood HR Consulting to provide AB 1825 legally-complaint Harassment Prevention and Bystander Training, which is suitable for all employees, including managers, supervisors, and non-supervisory personnel, as well as a “Train-the-Trainer” training for human resources professionals. Under applicable regulations, 2 CCR § 11024(a)(9), human resource professionals with a minimum of two or more years of practical experience in one or more of the following are qualified to serve as trainers: (a) designing or conducting discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment prevention training; (b) responding to sexual harassment complaints or other discrimination complaints; (c) conducting investigations of sexual harassment complaints; or (d) advising employers or employees regarding discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment prevention. Train with CalGovHR today to meet these new legal requirements, and become a Harassment Prevention Trainer to add tremendous value to your organization! SHRM and IPMA recertification credits and attorney MCLE credits available (see Training Flyer for more details).


Interested in Attending This Training in Central or Southern California?

If you are interested in attending or hosting this training at your agency, please contact us at (866) 9-CALGOV or email us at info@CalGovHR.org, as we are forming an interest list for Central and Southern California. Based on demands and interest level received, we will be offering this Harassment Prevention and "Train-the-Trainer" training throughout California in 2019 to help public agencies and nonprofit organizations meet their training demands to comply with SB 1343. By adding your name to the interest list, you will also receive priority registration when the training is being offered at your location, as space may be limited.

By offering to host this training or other CalGovHR training at your agency, you will help defray the costs of facility rental, and allow us to offer this training to you and neighoring public agencies at a low-cost (yet high-quality training). Connect with us today to find out how you can bring CalGovHR to your local city!


Custom Training Solutions Now Available for Public Agencies

In addition to the above training, CalGovHR also offers custom Harassment Prevention training solutions as follows:

  • AB 1825 Legally-Compliant Preventing Harassment Training (For Managers, Supervisors, and all other Non-Supervisory Employees; Required for Employers of 5 or More Employees)

  • Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Sexual Orientation Harassment Prevention Training

  • Abusive Conduct and Workplace Bullying Prevention Training

  • Unconscious Bias and Bystander Training

  • Customized Workforce & Group Training Options Available

Contact us at (866) 9-CALGOV or email us at info@CalGovHR.org to inquire about custom training services for your organization today.


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