Please read the below for information on sexual harassment prevention training requirement in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.
All Connecticut employers with 3 or more employees must provide 2 hours of interactive sexual harassment prevention training (“training”) for all existing employees by October 1, 2020. For employees hired on or after October 1, 2019, the training must take place within 6 months of the employee’s start date. Employers with fewer than 3 employees must provide the training to all existing supervisory employees by October 1, 2020 or within 6 months of the employee becoming a new supervisor. After this initial training, employers will need to provide supplemental sexual harassment prevention training once every 10 years.
More information on the laws’ requirements can be found here: https://portal.ct.gov/CHRO/Legal/Legal/Sexual-Harassment-Posting-and-Training-Regulations
The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities has created a free sexual harassment prevention training that can be found here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-nyLEd2juUiwJjH_abtzi1ho4uKVVftOpzDtEVu7P7lUMk5JTTY2WlZSWDFOTElXMk9OUjYwRFFNOS4u
Questions from organizations in Fairfield County, CT should be directed to Pro Bono Partnership’s White Plains, New York office at 914-328-0674. All other Connecticut locations please contact Pro Bono Partnership’s Hartford office at 860-541-4951.
New York implemented a law effective October 9, 2018, that requires all New York employers to provide employees sexual harassment prevention training annually.
More information on the law’s requirements can be found here: https://www.ny.gov/combating-sexual-harassment-workplace/employers
The New York Department of Labor has created a free sexual harassment training that can be found here: https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files/SexualHarassmentPreventionModelTraining.pdf
If you have questions, please contact Pro Bono Partnership’s White Plains, New York office at 914-328-0674.
Please note that Pro Bono Partnership does not endorse any specific training provider. Employers should do their own research to find the right provider for their workforce.
New Jersey does not have any specific sexual harassment prevention training requirements. However, it is a best practice to provide such training to your New Jersey workforce.
If you have questions, please contact Pro Bono Partnership’s New Jersey office at 973-240-6955.
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