Every year, employers must ensure that their staff complete the annual New York State Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention training, required by state law.
Here is what New York organizations should know about New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.
New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention training is required to be conducted one time per year for each employee under New York Sexual Harassment Law, regardless of their employment classification (i.e. full-time, part-time, temporary, seasonal, etc.).
It is recommended that new hires complete the training within 30 days after their start date.
Managers and supervisors are required to complete the New York State Harassment Prevention Training for Managers.
New York Sexual Harassment Training Requirements
While the Department of Labor and Division of Human Rights have developed model training programs and resources, an employer may provide their own training program so long as it meets the following requirements:
- The training must be interactive
- It must include an explanation of sexual harassment consistent with guidance issued by the Department of Labor in consultation with the Division of Human Rights
- It must include examples of prohibited conduct
- It must provide information concerning the federal and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment as well as the support and resources that are available to victims
- It must provide information concerning employees’ rights of redress and all available forums for adjudicating complaints
- It must provide information addressing conduct by supervisors and any additional responsibilities for such supervisors
New York Sexual Harassment Training Materials
Businesses who are unsure of where to begin when searching for compliant training courses or materials should reach out to a New York HR Outsourcing Company for help.
At EBC HCM, we offer a couple of options when it comes to ensuring your workforce completes their annual training, as well as your managers and supervisors.
Online New York Sexual Harassment Training
The New York State Harassment Prevention training course can be electronically assigned to all employees of a Company through an HR Resources Portal or training platform.
As part of our basic HR services offering, our online training platform includes over 200 courses available to develop employees and ensure compliance, including New York New York Sexual Harassment Training.
Why Not Just Go to the New York Department of Labor?
While similar online training is available from the New York State government, such training involves a PDF script, a PowerPoint presentation, a video presentation, and an FAQ, all of which should be downloaded and used for effective training.
Our online training platform not only offers a comprehensive and compliant training course for New York Sexual Harassment, but also training courses in Workplace Safety, Compliance & Legal, Professional Development, and much more.
Employers can also keep better track of those who have completed the training versus those who have not, as opposed to using the government-provided online course.
In-Person New York Sexual Harassment Training
EBC also offers in-person training options for those who don't want to use an online training program.
While online courses are certainly acceptable, in-person training can prove to be much more effective for businesses that choose such a method.
This is especially so, for businesses in which employees don't have or use computers or laptops in their daily routine or tasks. For companies like these, sometimes online training isn't even an option.
Contact EBC today to learn more about in-person sexual harassment training options.
Start New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Businesses looking to get started with New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Training should review the above options, and determine which type of training (online or in-person) is the right choice.
Once you know which option will work for your business, the next step is to reach out to a New York HR company for assistance and see what your true options are.