By Carole Walters
Editor at Traliant
The new law applies to organizations with 50 or more employees, and amends the existing sexual harassment training for managers and supervisors, as required by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). SB 396 also requires employers to display a poster developed by the DFEH on transgender rights in the workplace.
The existing California laws covering sexual harassment training are California AB 1825 and California AB 2053. Under AB 1825, employers must provide supervisors with two hours of training on preventing sexual harassment, every two years. All new supervisory employees must complete training within six months of assuming their new position. The AB 2053 amendment mandates that education on abusive conduct, or what is commonly known as “bullying,” be included in that training. [Read more…]