New York Sexual Harassment Training Course for Supervisors

Easily train supervisors & track sexual harassment training

What Is NY Sexual Harassment Training?

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

Every supervisor in New York State is required to undergo 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 a model sexual harassment prevention policy. Employers may also use a similar training program that meets or exceeds the minimum standards of the model training.

  • Federal & state-compliant
  • English & Spanish
  • Set course completion due date
  • Annual reminders for ongoing compliance

What Makes Our Online Sexual Harassment Training Better?

This NYS sexual harassment training course meets current Federal and New York State sexual harassment training requirements. It’s designed by legal experts 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 online sexual harassment course with white-labeling, branding, and existing content to fit your unique requirements.

You also get access to our virtual classroom, which makes it easy for you to create and manage learner groups, assign them courses, and track completion and compliance. With ProProfs, you simplify and accelerate the time-sensitive process of sexual harassment training, making it easier for training managers and employees.

  • Administer courses effortlessly
  • Customize with your branding
  • Add your company policies & docs
  • Track compliance easily
What Makes Our Online Sexual Harassment Training Better?
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Federal & New York State-Compliant

Meets U.S. Federal and NYS requirements for sexual harassment training.

Anytime, Anywhere Learning

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

Self-Paced Learning

Employees can take the course according to their schedules and can start & stop as needed.

Real-Life Scenarios

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

Interactive Quizzes

Quizzes and surveys included to assess knowledge retention and gather course feedback.

Virtual Classroom

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

Completion Certificate

Participants can retake quizzes and final exams. Everyone is guaranteed a completion certificate.

Auto-Generated Reports

Access auto-generated reports and stats to view participation rates, completions, scores, and challenges.

24/7 Support

Your own customer success manager and email, phone, and live chat support round the clock.

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Course Outline

1.   Course Overview
  • Course Overview
2.   Introduction to Sexual Harassment
  • What Is Sexual Harassment?
  • What Sexual Harassment Is Not
  • What Is Gender-Based Harassment?
  • Where Can Sexual Harassment Occur?
  • Flashcards: Recognizing Sexual Harassment
  • Who Can Be the Target?
  • Who Can Be the Perpetrator?
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
3.   Types of Sexual Harassment
  • Quid Pro Quo vs Hostile Work Environment
  • Flashcards: Examples Of Quid Pro Quo Harassment
  • Flashcards: Examples Of Hostile Work Environment
  • Scenarios
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
4.   Understanding Retaliation
  • What Is Retaliation?
  • What is Not Retaliation?
  • Protected Activities
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
5.   Responsibility of Supervisory Personnel
  • What to Do If Your Employees Are Sexually Harassed
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
6.   Legal Protections and External Remedies
  • New York State Division of Human Rights
  • 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
  • Assessment
  • Course Feedback
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What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of this sexual harassment training for supervisors, you will be able to:

  • Define sexual harassment
  • Describe the different types of sexual harassment
  • Explain the primary laws that prohibit workplace harassment
  • Understand supervisors’ responsibility in addressing complaints of sexual harassment
  • Recognize the remedies available to victims of sexual harassment
  • List the steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace
What You’ll Learn

What Are the Federal & New York State Training Requirements?

This course meets the standards outlined by the following U.S. Federal and New York State laws for sexual harassment training for managers and supervisors:

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).

New York (New York State Division of Human Rights): 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. For more on New York State harassment training requirements, see here.


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 NY 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, this training aims at helping you avoid the traumas, productivity disruptions, conflict, and business liabilities arising from sexual harassment.

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 for supervisors?

Supervisors working in any organization in the state of New York 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 this training to all supervisors each year. It applies to all employers in 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 they deploy meets the minimum standards. SB 6577 further reinforces protection against sexual harassment. 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 learners anytime and set its deadline. The course is always available to them, so they can retake it or as required by your policy or state.

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.

Do you have New York-specific harassment training?

Yes. Our sexual harassment training course meets all New York training requirements.

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

There is a placeholder 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, and 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 create learner groups & group admins, automate reminders, ensure compliance, track all records, integrate with SCORM, xAPI & more. You can create course bundles and 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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