What Is Sexual Harassment Training?

Sexual harassment training is a form of compliance training common in organizations of all shapes and sizes. This sexual harassment training course is aimed at preventing workplace sexual harassment in any form, including inappropriate remarks, unwanted physical contact, showing pornographic material, and demands for sexual favors.

Every employer in New York State is now required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training pursuant to Section 201-g of the Labor Law. The Department of Labor in consultation with the Division of Human Rights has established this model training for employers to use. Or, employers may use a training program that meets or exceeds the minimum standards of the model training.

  • Federal & State compliant
  • Set course completion due date
  • Set annual reminders & meet compliance
  • English & Spanish

What Makes Our Online Sexual Harassment Training Better?

Online New York Sexual Harassment Training

This training course meets current Federal and New York State sexual harassment training requirements. It’s designed by legal professionals to help you deploy harassment training at your workplace and meet compliance requirements.

ProProfs gives you more than just a course. You also get our powerful Training Maker software, which means you can customize our sexual harassment course to fit your company needs, white-label the course, and completely customize the experience for your learners.

You also get our online learning classroom, which makes it easy for you to assign courses and track completion and compliance. With ProProfs, you eliminate the time-intensive process of sexual harassment training and make it easier for HR as well as your employees.

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  • Federal & state compliant for New York sexual harassment training Federal & NY State Compliant

    Meets U.S. Federal and NY State requirements for sexual harassment training.

  • Auto-generated reports Auto-Generated Reports

    Access auto-generated reports and stats to view assignments, completions, and scores.

  • View & access New York sexual harassment training courses anytime anywhere Anytime, Anywhere Learning

    View & access training courses on laptops, tablets or smartphones.

  • Self-paced learning Self-Paced Learning

    Employees can take the course on their schedule and can start & stop as needed.

  • Real-life case studies and examples to illustrate nys workplace sexual harassment Real-Life Scenarios

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

  • Integrate quizzes and surveys in a New York sexual harassment course Interactive Quizzes

    Quizzes, surveys, and final exam included to assess knowledge retention and learning objectives.

  • Manage New York sexual harassment training course using centralized online classrooms with our LMS Virtual Classroom

    Manage courses and learners easily using centralized online classrooms with our LMS.

  • Online New York sexual harassment training course completion certificate Completion Certificate

    Employees can retake quizzes and final exam. Everyone is guaranteed a completion certificate.

  • 24/7 phone and live chat support 24/7 Support

    Your own onboarding success manager and premium email, phone, and live chat support.

Who is This Course For?

New York Sexual harassment training course online for both employees and supervisors

This course is designed for employees at all levels and working in the state of New York. It is based on NY State-mandated sexual harassment training requirements.

Employers who are looking to establish a proper code of conduct in their organizations and prevent unwanted cases of sexual harassment will find this online sexual harassment training course particularly helpful.

The course can be used as-is or customized to fit your needs. It’s easy to enroll learners and train them using the ProProfs sexual harassment training course.

  • Small companies
  • Large companies
  • Employees
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Course Outline

#1   Course Overview
  • Course Overview
#2   Introduction to Sexual Harassment
  • What Is Sexual Harassment?
  • What Is Not Sexual Harassment?
  • Flashcards: Recognizing Sexual Harassment
  • What Is Gender-Based Harassment?
  • Where Can Workplace Sexual Harassment Happen?
  • Who Can Be the Target?
  • Who Can Be the Perpetrator?
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#3   Types of Sexual Harassment
  • Quid Pro Quo
  • Scenario
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#4   Understanding Retaliation
  • What Is Retaliation?
  • What is Not Retaliation
  • Protected Activities
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#5   When Sexual Harassment Occurs
  • What Should I Do If I Am Harassed?
  • What Should I Do If I Witness Sexual Harassment?
  • Scenario
  • Investigation & Corrective Action
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#6   Legal Protections & External Remedies
  • NYS Division of Human Rights (DHR)
  • United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Local Protections
  • Contact the Local Police Department
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#7   PLACEHOLDER: Your Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy
  • Upload Your Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy
#8   Conclusion
  • Final Assessment
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Course Handouts
  • Course Feedback
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What You’ll Learn

Identify New York sexual harassment in the workplace

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

  • Identify sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Prevent & effectively respond to cases of sexual harassment
  • Understand the laws governing sexual harassment
  • Know the roles of employers, employees, & supervisors

What Are the New York State Training Requirements?

This course meets the standards outlined by the following NY State and U.S. Federal laws:

#1New York State Human Rights Law § 296.1. The statge of New York has new laws to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. On August 12, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that strengthened protections against discrimination and harassment.
#2Federal: 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 unlawful sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in employment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is New York State sexual harassment training?

The New York State sexual harassment training is a training program that complies with federal and state requirements. Both employees and supervisors at all levels and working in the state of New York are required by statute to undergo this training. Like in the rest of the states, the aim of this training is to help reduce business liabilities arising from sexual harassment, discrimination, and conflicts in the workplace.

Who needs to take NYS sexual harassment prevention training?

Both supervisors and employees working in any organization in New York State must take anti-sexual harassment training. It is mandatory in the state for every employer to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy. Employers are required to provide sexual harassment training to all their employees each year. It applies to all employers in the state of New York regardless of their size.

What are the recent sexual harassment laws in New York State?

As of October 9, 2018, all employers in the state of New York with 15 or more employees are required to provide anti-sexual harassment training to employees and supervisors. In case an employer does not use the model training developed by the New York State Department of Labor and Division of Human Rights, they must make sure that the sexual harassment training that they deploy meets these minimum standards. SB 6577 further reinforces protection against sexual harassment. Read this for more.

When does this course start and finish?

This course is self-paced, and is available as soon as you open your account. You can assign the course to your employees anytime, and you can set deadlines for them. The course is always available to you, so you can require employees to take it again or as required by your policy or state. New York Stage requires annual training.

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.

Can I edit the course?

Yes. You have the ability to make changes to the course. 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.

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

There is a placeholder location 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 automate reminders, ensure compliance, track all records, create groups & group admins, integrate with SCORM, xAPI & more. You can create course bundles & learning paths, and access insightful reports & analytics. You can also build your own courses for any other training needs.

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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