What is Sexual Harassment Training?

Sexual harassment training is a compliance training program mandated by federal and state laws and regulations. It applies to organizations of all sizes across industries. Such programs educate learners on what constitutes sexual harassment and how to report incidents of harassment.

Sexual harassment training sensitizes learners on unethical behaviors that they feel uncomfortable speaking about. It helps build a safe workplace for everyone.

Use this sexual harassment training course to train your supervisors and comply with existing laws.

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

What Makes Our Online Sexual Harassment Training Better?

Online Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors California

This sexual harassment prevention training course for Illinois supervisors meets current federal and state requirements. It is designed by a team of legal professionals and you can deploy it to train those in managerial roles to 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.

There’s also virtual classroom software, which makes it easy to assign courses and track compliance from a central location.

Sexual harassment training is time-intensive, but with this engaging course, you can make it easier for participants to complete it on time.

  • Personalize with your branding
  • Add your company policies & docs
  • Get the course live easily & quickly
  • Track compliance in real-time


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Who Is This Course Meant For?

CA Sexual harassment training course for supervisors

This sexual harassment training course is designed for supervisors in Illinois. It is based on state-mandated sexual harassment prevention training requirements.

This course can help you stay on the safe side of the law. You can customize the course to meet your specific business objectives. Enroll and train any number of supervisors with our LMS software.

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Course Outline

#1   Course Overview
  • Course Overview
#2   Introduction to Sexual Harassment
  • What is Sexual Harassment?
  • Handout: Recognizing Sexual Harassment
  • Who Can Be the Target?
  • Who Can Be the Perpetrator?
  • Where Can Sexual Harassment Happen?
  • 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   Responsibility of Supervisory Personnel
  • Supervisor's Liability for Sexual Harassment
  • What to Do if Your Employees Are Sexually Harassed
  • Supervisor's Responsibility
  • Electronic Communications
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
#5   Reporting Sexual Harassment
  • 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
  • Chapter Feedback
#6   Employer Responsibilities for Sexual Harassment
  • The Employer Responsibility
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • Making an Investigation
  • Handout: What Should Employers Not Do During an Investigation?
  • Corrective Measures
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
#7   PLACEHOLDER: Your Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy
  • Upload Your Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy
#8   Conclusion
  • Course Handouts
  • Final Assessment
  • Course Feedback

What You’ll Learn

CA Sexual Harassment Training course for supervisors

Upon completion of this online training 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 your responsibilities, and that of employers in the prevention, investigation, and corrective measures of sexual harassment

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 supervisors?

The Illinois sexual harassment training is a sexual harassment prevention training program for supervisors. According to the Illinois Human Rights Act, it is illegal to make unwelcome sexual advances or request sexual favors. Similarly, 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, including supervisors, every year.

Who needs to take this sexual harassment training?

All supervisors based in Illinois must undergo this sexual harassment training. All those working in a supervisory capacity, including part-time employees and interns, must be trained.

What are the latest workplace sexual harassment laws in Illinois?

The Illinois Department of Human Rights 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 sexual harassment prevention training Illinois is self-paced and is available as soon as you set up your account. You can assign the course to your supervisors anytime and set a deadline. The course is always available to learners, so retraining them every year is easy.

How long do I get the course access?

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

Can I edit the course?

Yes, you can certainly make changes to the course. In case you do so, please make sure you check the latest federal and state guidelines to ensure compliance.

How is the course accessed?

You can administer and manage the course from your ProProfs Training Maker account. You can share the course with your employees by using our virtual classroom software. Or you may send it via an email containing a link to the course.

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

There is a placeholder in the course to 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 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 course?

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

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