What is Sexual Harassment Training?

Sexual harassment training is a compliance training program mandated by state and federal laws and regulations. It applies to organizations of all shapes and sizes. Such programs can help you prevent workplace sexual harassment in any form, including inappropriate remarks, unwanted physical contact, showing pornographic material, and demands for sexual favors.

Sexual harassment training is key to reducing workplace harassment and providing a secure work environment. Use this 1-hour sexual harassment training course to train your employees and stay compliant with existing laws.

  • Federal & state compliant
  • 1-hour training for employees
  • Available in English & Spanish

What Makes Our Online Sexual Harassment Training Better?

Online Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors California

This sexual harassment prevention training Illinois course meets current federal and Illinois sexual harassment training requirements. It is designed by a team of legal professionals to help companies deploy harassment training to employees and ensure ongoing compliance.

ProProfs doesn't just give you a course; you also get our robust LMS software Training Maker. Using it, you can fully customize the course to fit your company's needs and preferences.

There’s also virtual classroom software, which makes it easy to assign courses and track compliance. Sexual harassment training is time-intensive, but you can make it easier for everyone with this online sexual harassment course.

  • Customize with your branding
  • Add your company policies & docs
  • Administer courses easily & quickly
  • Track compliance in real-time
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  • Federal & state compliant for California sexual harassment training for Supervisors Federal & State Compliant

    Meets U.S. Federal and Illinois state sexual harassment training requirements.

  • Auto-generated reports Anytime, Anywhere Access

    Access training courses on your smartphones, laptops, or tablets from anywhere, anytime.

  • View & access CA sexual harassment training courses anytime anywhere Self-Paced Learning

    Employees can take a course based on their schedule. They can start, pause, and resume as needed.

  • Self-paced learning Engaging Quizzes & Surveys

    Launch quizzes and surveys from within a course and easily assess retention and gaps.

  • Real-life case studies and examples to illustrate California workplace sexual harassment Virtual Classroom

    Manage learners and course assignments easily using a centralized virtual classroom integrated with our LMS.

  • Integrate quizzes and surveys in a California sexual harassment training course for supervisors Real-Life Scenarios

    Includes real-life case studies and examples to illustrate incidents of workplace sexual harassment.

  • Manage CA sexual harassment training using centralized online classrooms with our LMS Auto-Generated Reports

    View auto-generated reports and analytics on learners’ progress, course completion, engagement level, and scores.

  • Online CA sexual harassment training completion certificate Completion Certificates

    Every course participant is guaranteed a custom-designed certificate at the end of the training.

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Who Is This Course For?

CA Sexual harassment training course for supervisors

This sexual harassment training course is designed for employees in the state of Illinois working in different capacities across all industries. It is based on state-mandated sexual harassment prevention training requirements in Illinois.

This course is essential for staying compliant with state laws. You can customize the course to meet your specific business objectives. Enroll and train any number of employees with our LMS software.

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Course Outline

#1   Course Overview
  • Course Overview
#2   Introduction to Sexual Harassment
  • What is Sexual Harassment
  • Flashcards: Recognizing Sexual Harassment
  • Who Can Be the Target?
  • Who Can Be the Perpetrator?
  • Where Can Sexual Harassment Happen?
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Survey
#3   Types Of Sexual Harassment
  • Quid Pro Quo
  • Flashcards: Examples of quid pro quo harassment
  • Scenario
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Flashcards: Examples of Hostile Work Environment
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Survey
#4   When Sexual Harassment Occurs
  • What to Do if You are Sexually Harassed?
  • How Do You Prove Unwelcome Sexual Harassment?
  • What Can I Do If I’m Falsely Accused of Sexual Harassment?
  • Consequences of Sexual Harassment
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
#5   Retaliation
  • What Is Retaliation?
  • What Is Not Retaliation?
  • Consequences of Retaliation
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
#6   Reporting Sexual Harassment Options
  • Call the State of Illinois Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Helpline
  • Report the Incident to Your Employer
  • File a Charge with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR)
  • File a Charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
#7   Employer Responsibility for Sexual Harassment
  • The Employer Responsibility
  • Making an Investigation
  • Handout: What Should Employers Not Do During an Investigation?
  • Corrective Measures
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
#8   PLACEHOLDER: Your Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy
  • Upload Your Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy
#9   Conclusion
  • Final Assessment
  • Course Handouts

What You’ll Learn

CA Sexual Harassment Training course for supervisors

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain sexual harassment consistent with Illinois law
  • Identify examples of conduct that constitute unlawful sexual harassment
  • Understand relevant federal and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment, including remedies available to victims of sexual harassment
  • Know the responsibilities of employers in the prevention, investigation, and corrective measures of sexual harassment
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What Are the Federal & State Training Requirements?

Federal: Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, FEHA and Title VII statutory provisions and case law concerning the prohibition against and the prevention of retaliation in employment, unlawful sexual harassment, discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT).

To make it easy for you, we’ve provided state-wise sexual harrassment prevention training requirements below along with recommended customizable and ready-to-use training courses.


California(AB 1825, AB 2053 and S.B. 396, S.B 1343)

Connecticut (Connecticut Human Rights and Opportunity Act)

Delaware (Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act)

Illinois (Illinois Human Rights Act)

Maine (Sexual Harassment Training and Education in the Workplace Law)

New York (New York State Division of Human Rights)

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Training Requirements

Starting January 1, 2020, Senate Bill 1343 requires employers with 5 or more employees, including temporary or seasonal employees, to provide at least 2 hours of sexual harassment training to all supervisory employees and at least one hour of sexual harassment training to all nonsupervisory employees, and once every 2 years thereafter, as specified.

Cal. Gov Code §12950. AB 2053 amends Cal. Gov Code §12950 Learn more

Beginning October 1, 2019, employers, regardless of size, must provide 2 hours of sexual harassment training to all employees. All employees hired on or after October 1, 2019, must receive the training within six months of hire.

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46a-54(15)(B). Conn. Agencies Regs. § 46a-54-204. Learn more

Employers with 4 or more employees, including state and local governments must provide sexual harassment training to all employees within six months of assuming office, and the training must be conducted every two years. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations.

(HB 360) Learn more

Effective January 1, 2020, SB75 requires all employers with 1 or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees and supervisors within the first calendar week of the employee's employment, and on an annual basis thereafter.

Comp. Stat., Chap. 775, § 2-105(B)(5). Learn more

All employers with 15 or more employees who are located in or doing business in the state of Maine must train all employees about sexual harassment within a year of the beginning of their employment.

26 Me. Rev. Stat. § 807(3). Learn more

Beginning October 9, 2018, all private and public employers in the state of New York are required to conduct annual anti-harassment training for all employees and distribute a written anti-harassment policy. Learn more

Not required, but recommended. The state encourages employers to take any necessary preventative measures against sexual harassment because prevention is the best way to eliminate sexual harassment. Suggested methods include raising the issue, condemning sexual harassment, and discussing employees’ rights in sexual harassment incidents. Learn more

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Illinois sexual harassment training for employees?

The state of Illinois sexual harassment training is a sexual harassment prevention training program intended for employees. According to the Illinois Human Rights Act, it is illegal to make unwelcome sexual advances or request sexual favors. It is illegal in the state for anyone to sexually harass another person or commit an act of discrimination. The Illinois Workplace Transparency Act, which amended the Illinois Human Rights Act, requires all employers in Illinois to provide sexual harassment training to all employees every year.

How to administer sexual harassment training to my employees?

Administering sexual harassment training is easy with a ready-to-use course and a learning management system to deliver it. All you need to do is pick the sexual harassment training course for your state from ProProfs library. Alternatively, if you like, you can customize a course with your branding, company harassment policy, and make any changes you wish to. Next, you can simply upload a spreadsheet containing a list of learners or add them one by one. At ProProfs, you can do an automated sync with your HRIS. Take a look at this easy guide to learn How to Conduct Sexual Harassment Training.

How many courses can a user take?

As many as they want. Your account comes with 100+ ready-to-use courses including DEI, sexual harassment, OSHA, HIPAA & many more. There is no charge per course.

How do I assign courses to my employees?

There are many options. You can bulk-upload contacts from spreadsheets, send email links to learners for self-enrollment, or connect ProProfs with your HRIS, which auto-syncs your contact database. Here’s a quick guide to learn How to Bulk-Import Contacts in ProProfs LMS.

Are LGBTQIA+ employees protected from workplace sexual harassment?

Yes, LGBTQIA+ employees are protected from workplace sexual harassment, just like all other employees. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC, has said that workplace harassment because of an employee's gender identity or expression is sexual harassment. Harassment that happens because someone doesn’t fit traditional gender stereotypes of masculinity or femininity is a type of sexual harassment. Workplace harassment against LGBT people is always rooted in other people's belief that they are not acting how a woman or man "should" act, therefore making it sexual harassment.

It is unlawful to harass a person because of that person's sex, including the person's sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy. Learn More

Who needs to take employee mandatory sexual harassment training Illinois?

All employees based in Illinois must undergo sexual harassment training. All supervisory and non-supervisory employees, including part-time employees and interns, must be trained.

What are the latest workplace sexual harassment laws in Illinois?

One of the sexual harassment laws in Illinois is enforced by the Illinois Department of Human Rights. It protects employees against sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

According to the Illinois Human Rights Act, it is illegal to request sexual favors and make unwelcome sexual advances.

Unlawful conduct is known to occur when “submission to such conduct is either expressed or suggested, submission or rejection of the conduct by an employee is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting that employee, or such conduct interferes with employee’s job performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.”

When does this course start and finish?

This course is self-paced, and is available as soon as you set up your account. You can assign the course to your employees anytime and set a deadline for the same. The course is always available to learners, so retraining them every year is easy.

How long do I get the course access?

As long as your account is active, you can access the course. If you cancel your account, you will lose access to the course.

What happens when an employee leaves?

You can archive the user if they leave your organization. The reports would remain intact, and it would free up the license so you can now train a new employee without any additional cost.

Can I edit the course?

Yes. You can make any changes to the course, such as adding your logo, company information, or custom content. If you do make changes, please check federal and state guidelines to ensure you maintain compliance.

How is the course accessed?

You will be able to administer and manage the course from your ProProfs Training Maker account. You can share the course with your employees using our Classroom feature. Or you may send them an email containing a link to the course if you prefer. Your employees can access the course via phone, tablet, or desktop. You can set up groups and automate course notifications & reminders.

How can I add my company’s harassment policy to the course?

There is a placeholder in the course where you can add your company’s harassment policy. You can type in, copy and paste, or even upload files directly into the training course, including: zip, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, pdf, swf, jpg, png, gif, flv, mp4, mp3, m4v. You can also add your policy to the classroom as a downloadable file.

Do you provide learner tracking (LMS)?

Yes. ProProfs Training Maker is a complete Learning Management System (LMS). You can create learner groups & group admins, automate reminders, ensure compliance, track all records, integrate with SCORM, xAPI & more. You can create course bundles and learning paths, and access insightful reports & analytics. You can also build your own courses for any other training needs.

How can I access training reports?

The course completion and pending reports are automatically generated in your account. You can share access to these reports easily within your company. You can also use these reports to send reminders to improve completion.

Do you support learner tracking?

Yes. ProProfs Training Maker is a complete learning management system. You can automate reminders, ensure compliance, track all records, create learner groups and group admins, integrate with SCORM, xAPI and more.

Can I pay one time to access this?

You can pay a one-time annual fee and access the course for a full 12 months. We also have a monthly payment program that allows you to access the course on a month-to-month basis. Remember that your active subscription includes full access to all sexual harassment courses, more than 35 additional training courses, as well as completion certificates, and all training records.

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