Sexual harassment awareness, prevention, investigation and handling
California employers with five or more on the payroll are required to provide at least two hours of sexual harassment training to all supervisors and at least one hour to all other employees, whether full-time, part-time or temporary. Employers must complete all such training by January 1, 2020.
It is unlawful for any California employer “to fail to take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent discrimination and harassment from occurring.” Government Code section 12940(j), (k). Failing to provide that training is, by definition, failure to take a reasonable preventative step.
For more specifics on the training requirements, see our blog posts “Required Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for California Businesses” and “The Many Faces of Harassment in the Workplace.”
This firm specializes in representation of employers in all phases of the legal process, including policy implementation, dispute resolution and litigation defense. Over 20 years, this has enabled Mr. Bowles to develop employment-related seminar materials for business owners and human resources managers nationwide.
Our harassment seminar includes:
- A live lecture with printed materials
- PowerPoint presentation
- Video demonstrations of unlawful conduct
- A session-ending investigatory scenario in which all participants can apply and demonstrate their knowledge of the fundamentals in this critical field (supervisory)
The supervisory seminar topics include:
- What constitutes unlawful harassment under current federal and California law
- The major types of sexual harassment, including the circumstances that will render supervisors personally liable for their unlawful actions
- The steps all supervisors should take to prevent company liability, including possible punitive damages
- The workplace policies an employer can impose to place reasonable limits on romantic relationships between employees
- The critical do’s and don’ts in fielding a sexual harassment complaint
We can provide this required interactive seminar in a working environment that best suits your operations:
- At your location: For larger companies, we can provide an on-site seminar at your place of business. The fee currently is $1,500 for groups up to 35 supervisors, $1,000 for groups up to 45 non-supervisory and $1,500 for groups up to 35 supervisory and non-supervisory combined, with reasonable additional charges for larger groups and travel distances over 30 miles from our Pasadena office.
- Scheduled location: We periodically host open admissions seminars in Pasadena. The fee is currently $65 per attendee.
Supervisory seminar length is approximately two hours, non-supervisory seminar length is approximately one hour and supervisory and non-supervisory combined is approximately two hours (non-supervisory remain for the first hour only). For more information and/or scheduling questions please contact us here or call us at: 626-583-6600.