Anti-Harassment Training

Anti-Harassment Training requirements

California law (called the Fair Employment and Housing Act or FEHA) prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation. The law also requires that employers “take reasonable steps to prevent and correct wrongful (harassing, discriminatory, retaliatory) behavior in the workplace (Cal. Govt. Code §12940(k)). The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is the California’s enforcement agency related to the obligations under the FEHA.  Reasonable steps mean:

  • A clear and easy to understand written anti-harassment policy that is distributed to employees and discussed at meetings on a regular basis. 
  • Buy in from the top. This means that management is a role model of appropriate workplace behavior, understands the policies, walks the walk and talks the talk. 
  • Anti-harassment training for supervisors and managers (two-hour training is mandatory). 
  • Anti-harassment training for all employees (one hour training is mandatory).
  • Specialized anti-harassment training for complaint handlers. 
  • Policies and procedures for responding to and investigating complaints. 
  • Prompt, thorough and fair investigations of complaints.
  • Prompt and fair remedial action.


Anti-Harassment Training Requirements Onsite and Online

Anti-Harassment Training Requirements Onsite and Online