Sexual Harassment Training Course

Easily educate employees & track sexual harassment training

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.

Depending on your state regulations, you may need a 1-hour sexual harassment training course for employees and a 2-hour course for supervisors. In some states, this training is required within six months of an employee joining an organization and then every two years thereafter.

  • Federal & State compliant
  • 2-hour training for managers & supervisors
  • 1-hour training for employees
  • English & Spanish language

What Makes Our Online Sexual Harassment Training Better?

The ProProfs training course meets current federal and state sexual harassment training requirements. The course is designed by legal professionals to help you deploy harassment compliance training at the workplace 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, you eliminate the time-intensive process of sexual harassment training and make it easier for both your HR and employees.

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

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

Access auto-generated reports and stats to view assignments, completions, and scores.

Anytime, Anywhere Learning

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

Self-Paced Learning

Employees can take the course on their schedule and can start & stop as needed.

Real-Life Scenarios

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

Quizzes, surveys and final exam included to assess knowledge retention and learning objectives.

Virtual Classroom

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

Completion Certificate

Employees can retake quizzes and final exam. Everyone is guaranteed a completion certificate.

24/7 Support

Your own onboarding success manager and premium email, phone and live chat support.

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Course Outline

1.   Course Overview
  • Course Overview
2.   Introduction to Sexual Harassment
  • What is Sexual Harassment?
  • Flashcards: 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
  • Worksheet: Types of Sexual Harassment
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
4.   Retaliation
  • What Is Retaliation?
  • What is Not Retaliation?
  • Protected Activities
  • Handout: Possible Signs of Retaliation
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
5.   Responsibility of Supervisory Personnel
  • The Supervisor's Responsibility
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Handout: Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
6.   What to Do if You are Sexually Harassed
  • What Should I Do If I Am Harassed?
  • What Should I Do If I Witness Sexual Harassment?
  • Investigation and Corrective Action
  • Investigation Process
  • Worksheet: What to Do If You're Sexually Harassed
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
7.   Additional Protections and Remedies
  • State Protections
  • United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Local Protections
  • Handout: How Complaints at EEOC Works
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
8.   PLACEHOLDER: Your Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy
  • Add Your Company Harassment Prevention Policy Here
9.   Conclusion
  • Final Assessment
  • Course Handouts
  • Course Feedback
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What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Effectively respond to sexual harassment cases
  • Understand the Federal and State laws governing workplace sexual harassment
  • Know the roles and responsibilities of employers, employees, and supervisors
What You’ll Learn

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

Who needs to take federal sexual harassment training?

All employees and supervisors in the U.S. are required to undergo sexual harassment training as mandated by the federal government. Depending upon the regulations in a state, you may need a 1-hour sexual harassment training course for employees and a 2-hour course for supervisors. In some states, this training needs to be deployed within six months of an employee joining the office and two years (or every year in some states) after that.

What is federal sexual harassment training?

Federal sexual harassment training is a compliance training that applies to all the 50 states in the United States. It is based on the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the regulations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, origin, and religion. All employers in the U.S. are required to train their employees every two years based on these guidelines. To know more, watch this video: What Is Sexual Harassment Training?

What are the main provisions of federal sexual harassment laws?

Under the federal laws on sexual harassment, victims of sexual harassment can sue for damages as per the 1991 amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 1964. These laws protect all public and private employees in the United States and those U.S.-based companies operating overseas. A victim of an alleged harassment case can file a complaint with the EEOC within 300 days of the incident. Complainants do not need an attorney to file a complaint. The complaint must be filed with the EEOC before filing it in the federal court.

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

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 learning progress, 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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