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Department of Fair Employment and Housing Offers Free Anti-Sexual Harassment Training

For in-house counsel, human resources executives

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The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has finalized its free anti-sexual harassment training for non-supervisory employees. The online training can be used to meet the requirement that, by Jan. 1, 2021, employers with five or more employees must provide at least one hour of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment prevention to all non-supervisory employees in California.

This legal requirement is contained in Government Code section 12950.1. 

DFEH’s new training is interactive, optimized for mobile devices, and accessible for people with disabilities. The training is currently available in English and will be available in five additional languages (Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Korean) in the coming months.

DFEH also plans to launch a similar online training for supervisors in California, who are required under Government Code section 12950.1 to complete two hours of training by Jan. 1, 2021.

At this point, DFEH has not indicated that the deadline for employees to complete the training will be extended. Hospitals should monitor this issue.

For more information and the training video are available here