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
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  • 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

What are the Federal & State Training Requirements?

This course meets the standards set by the following California and U.S. Federal laws:

#1The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits discrimination against applicants, employees, or independent contractors based on marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, and requires businesses with five or more employees to provide sexual-harassment-prevention training to all workers by Jan. 1, 2020, and every two years thereafter.
#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 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.

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.

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 supervisors anytime, and you can set deadlines for them. The course is always available to you, so you can require supervisors to take it 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.

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 supervisors by 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 would allow 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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