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.

  • Administer courses effortlessly
  • Customize with your branding
  • Add your company policies & docs
  • Track compliance easily


  • 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 both employees and supervisors 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
  • Supervisors & Managers
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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?
  • Investigation and Corrective Action
  • Scenario
  • 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
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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 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.

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 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 (e.g. every two years).

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 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.

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.

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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