Just wrapped up a trial so hoping to get these blog posts with a little more frequency.
On October 1, 2019, the new training requirements on sexual harassment prevention became effective. I’ve recapped them before here in my “Definitive Employer Guide to Connecticut’s New Anti-Sexual Harassment Law” post from June.
I noted then that all employers with three or more employees must train all of their employees by October 1, 2020 (or within six months of hire, after that time).
How is an employer going to do that at a minimal cost? Well, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) was required to develop a free, online training course for employers.
That training is now live and is, in fact, free! You can access it here. I’ve taken a brief look through it and it’s set up with several different YouTube videos and some written materials as well. While there is no substitute for in-person, classroom-style training, the CHRO version will likely be “good enough” for many many employers.
In the interim, if you want more information, my firm is putting on a half-day seminar this Friday. One of our sessions is dedicated to addressing recent legal developments on sexual harassment in the workplace, including:
- Reviewing all of the changes made by the Act
- Evaluating whether an online program would be as effective as an in-person training for your workforce
- Discussing strategies for maintaining a workplace free from harassment
- Addressing recent court cases involving sexual harassment in the workplace
If you want more information, you can find the registration page here. (NOTE: Due to overwhelming demand, registration is now closed.)