What is Sexual Harassment Training?

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

Based on the rules and regulations set by the State of California, California employers must require a 2-hour sexual harassment training course for supervisors to be repeated every two years. Sexual harassment training for supervisors is required, and online training courses make it easy to stay in compliance.

  • Federal & State compliant
  • 2-hour training for supervisors
  • Available in English & Spanish

What Makes Our Online Sexual Harassment Training Better?

Online Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors California

The ProProfs training course meets current Federal and California sexual harassment training requirements. The course is designed by legal professionals to help you deploy harassment compliance training to employees and ensure compliance.

ProProfs doesn't just give you a course, you also get our powerful Training Maker software, which means you can fully customize the course to fit your company's needs and preferences.

You also get our learning classroom, which makes it easy for you to assign courses and track completion and compliance. With ProProfs sexual harassment training course, you not only save a significant amount of time, but also train your supervisors with confidence.

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


  • Federal & state compliant for California sexual harassment training for Supervisors Federal & State Compliant

    Meets U.S. Federal and CA 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 CA sexual harassment training courses anytime anywhere Anytime, Anywhere Learning

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

  • Self-paced learning Self-Paced Learning

    Supervisors can take this course at their convenience.

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

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

  • Integrate quizzes and surveys in a California sexual harassment training course for supervisors Interactive Quizzes

    Quizzes and a final exam are included to assess knowledge retention.

  • Manage CA sexual harassment training using centralized online classrooms with our LMS Virtual Classroom

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

  • Online CA sexual harassment training completion certificate Completion Certificate

    Automatically award completion certificates to supervisors as soon as they successfully complete the training.

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

    Email, phone, and live chat support for round-the-clock assistance.

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Who Is This Course For?

CA Sexual harassment training course for supervisors

This sexual harassment prevention course is designed for supervisors working in different industries. It is based on the sexual harassment training requirements in the State of California.

This course is required for supervisors and will help maintain a proper code of conduct in the workplace and avoid sexual harassment cases. You can customize it according to your business needs.

With ProProfs sexual harassment training software, it’s easy to enroll and train supervisors.

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Course Outline

#1   Course Overview
  • Legal Disclaimer
  • Course Objectives
#2   Introduction to Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment Facts
  • Why Concern Ourselves?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#3   Laws
  • Federal Laws
  • State Laws
  • Who’s Who?
  • No Requirement for Sexual Desire or Intent
  • Gender Identity Requirements
  • California Training Requirements
  • Case Study: Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson
  • Test Your Knowledge
#4   Definitions
  • Federal Definition
  • California State Definition
  • Two Main Types of Sexual Harassment
  • Conduct and Behavior
  • Gender Identity
  • Where it Takes Place
  • Abusive Conduct/Workplace Bullying
  • Case Study: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#5   How to Recognize Sexual Harassment
  • Most Common Reports of Sexual Harassment
  • What is Not Sexual Harassment?
  • Examples of Appropriate, Inappropriate & Illegal Behavior
  • Case Study 1
  • Case Study 2
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#6   When Sexual Harassment Occurs
  • Why Don't Victims Come Forward?
  • Ask Them to Stop
  • Report Sexual Harassment
  • Confidentiality
  • Remedies for Victims of Sexual Harassment
  • Protection From Retaliation
  • Case Study 1
  • Case Study 2
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#7   Responsibilities
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Supervisor/Manager Responsibilities
  • If You Are Accused
  • Employer Liability
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#8   Supervisors
  • Increased Risk
  • Your Liability
  • Avoiding Complaints
  • Prevention Responsibilities
  • Managing Complaints
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Supervisor/Manager Agreement
  • Chapter Feedback
#9   Making an Investigation
  • The Investigation
  • Who Should Investigate?
  • Investigation Protocol
  • What Not to Do During an Investigation
  • Protecting the Victim During an Investigation
  • Weighing Evidence
  • Outcomes of Investigation
  • Disciplinary & Corrective Action
  • Case Study: Weeks v. Baker & McKenzie
  • Case Study 1
  • Case Study 2
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#10   Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • Prevention Strategies
  • Bystanders
  • Warning Signs
  • Take Responsibility!
  • Use A Personal Behavior Checklist
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#11   Case Studies
  • Anita Hill's Testimony
  • Harris v. Forklift Systems Inc.
  • Faragher v. City of Boca Raton
  • Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#12   Final Exam
  • Final Exam
#13   PLACEHOLDER: Your Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy
  • Add Your Company Harassment Prevention Policy
#14   Thank You!
  • Course Feedback

What You’ll Learn

CA Sexual Harassment Training course for supervisors

Upon completion of this CA sexual harassment training course, supervisors will be able to confidently:

  • Define sexual harassment
  • Explain the laws that prohibit workplace harassment
  • Describe the different types of sexual harassment
  • List the consequences of engaging in harassment
  • Understand the protocol for addressing complaints
  • Know how to prevent 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 California sexual harassment training for supervisors?

California supervisor sexual harassment training is a compliance training designed for supervisors. It is based on the sexual harassment training requirements in the state of California, particularly the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and California Assembly Bill 1825 (AB 1825). This training is aimed at preventing discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation in the workplace and on the part of supervisors.

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.

What are the current requirements for California sexual harassment training (supervisors)?

Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 make sexual harassment illegal in the workplace. Also, AB 1825 makes certain employer action items and training mandatory. Effective January 1, 2018, SB 396 expanded the requirements for supervisor sexual harassment training to include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. The new law also requires that employers display in their office premises a poster of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) regarding transgender rights.

Who needs to take supervisor sexual harassment training in California?

Every employee in a supervisory role is required to undergo at least two hours of sexual harassment training and retraining every two years. Newly recruited supervisors are supposed to take the training within six months of their assuming position. Supervisors may be part-time, full-time, temporary, or contractors. Acceptable modes of training include classroom training, eLearning, webinars, and any other interactive and effective training method.

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

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).

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 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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