HR policy: Mandatory supervisor sexual harassment training
- On 7 September 2015
- Posted by Chantal Mariotti
It’s the law – employers with 50 or more employees must offer sexual harassment training to all of their managers and supervisors. Sexual harassment is a serious offense in the workplace so it’s important for employees to have proper preventative training. During training, supervisory employees can learn how to handle reports of sexual harassment as well as learn what steps to take to prevent incidences from occurring.
You must conduct 2 hours of sexual harassment training every 2 years. The law requires that companies provide two hours of training every two years to their supervisor and managers. It’s the law! Through training, all supervisory employees can learn how to prevent harassment and discrimination from taking place at work. Training should be interactive and meet all required specifications.
All new supervisors or managers must receive this training within the first six months of employment, or promotion to a supervisory capacity. Supervisors are responsible for knowing and complying with policies and procedures. If sexual harassment claims are made, a supervisor is required to immediately report any complaints to executive management. Make sure that all new management staff receive proper training within the first six months of their employment; or that existing hourly/line employees who are promoted into a supervisor or management capacity, receive this training within the first six months of their promotion. Provide your supervisors and management employees with the tools they need to become effective leaders.
We conduct sexual harassment training and provide visuals, handouts, quizzes, and certifications of accomplishments. Through interactive learning, employees can engage with others and discuss ways to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Employees can learn what to look out for and what to do if they notice sexual harassment, discrimination or abusive conduct in the workplace.
We conduct an abbreviated version of the mandatory training for hourly employees. ECG offers a one-hour session which also includes a quiz, visuals, and a video. For hourly employees, we provide a condensed version of the management training workshop which includes the vital information that they need to know. Hourly employees can understand what defines sexual harassment and how to report it if they experience or witness it in the workplace.