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Sexual Harassment Training

Effective October 9, 2018, New York employers will be required to provide annual sexual harassment training to all employees.

Sexual Harassment Training and Policies for Employers in New York State

New York State
Regardless of the number of employees, all employers in New York State will be required to adhere to requirements of a new law aimed at curtailing sexual harassment in the workplace.
Effective October 9, 2018, all employers in New York State are required:
§  To distribute an anti-harassment policy to all employees.
§  Conduct annual anti-harassment training to all employees.
The New York State Department of Labor and Division of Human Rights is in the process of developing a model sexual harassment prevention policy. Once that policy is available, all New York employers will be required to distribute it (or an equivalent policy), in writing, to their employees.

The interactive training is to be based on models to be published by the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York State Department of Labor. Employers must obtain a written or electronically signed acknowledgement of attendance at the training.
New York City
The Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act requires:
§  All employers in New York City to conspicuously display an anti-sexual harassment rights and responsibilities poster and to distribute a fact sheet to individual employees at the time of hire (which may be included in an employee handbook).
§  Every employer with 15 or more employees to conduct annual sexual harassment training for all employees. (Please note that employers with fewer than 15 employees are still required to comply with the New York State regulations.)
Effective April 1, 2019, employers in New York City are required to provide training to employees. The required training must cover a number of topics, including definitions and examples of sexual harassment, education on bystander intervention, and explanations of how to bring complaints both internally and with the applicable federal, state and city administrative agencies.

New employees who work 80 or more hours per year on a full or part-time basis in New York City must receive the required training within 90 days after their initial hire. Employers must obtain a written or electronic signed acknowledgement of attendance at the training.
Additional information
The New York City Commission on Human Rights has created an interactive tool describing its employee complaint process which is available at



PMP’s training courses are compliant with current law. PMP has already created training programs pursuant to the new state law, in advance of its October 9th implementation date, and will continue to revise those programs as state officials provide further details about the training requirements.

PMP Training® Sexual Harassment Topics Include:

•  Defining harassment and discrimination in the workplace
•  Types of problematic behaviors
•  Your company’s policies and responsibilities
•  Quid Pro Quo & Hostile Work Environment**
•  When and where discriminatory practices occur**
•  Retaliation**
•  Liabilities**
•  Company responsibilities & preventative measures**
•  Employee responsibilities**
•  What to do in the event of an issue or complaint**   
  **Supervisors and managers only                       

In-person training, as well as e-learning options available.  Contact us today for more information.

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