California state law AB1825 became effective December 31, 2005. The legislation mandates state-wide sexual harassment training for any employee who performs supervisory functions within a company of 50 employees or more. California harassment training requirements have set the standard for the rest of the country.
California harassment training stipulations are meticulously detailed in AB1825.
Among the requirements:
Note: Rather than tracking the training date of each supervisor, Stanford has chosen the bill’s “training year” option: every other year is designated a “training year” during which all supervisors and faculty will be re-trained. At Stanford, these training years are the odd-numbered years.
The required training must involve at least two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in employment.