There’s just a few weeks to go (absent an extension) for employers to get their employees trained on sexual harassment prevention. October 1, 2020 will be here before you know it.
I’ve talked about it in prior posts so there should be no surprise.
And yet, with the pandemic, it’s easy to see how this has been overlooked.
What are the solutions for employers?
The CHRO does offer a free online training. Reviews of the training have been mixed but as I’ve told many people — you get what you pay for.
Other alternatives include seeking out law firms and HR consultants for training modules. Often at a significant cost.
At my firm, we’ve listened to clients and I think developed a model that can work for everyone.
On September 10, 2020, I will be presenting a live two hour online training session with my colleague Keegan Drenosky. It will be appropriate for both supervisors and non-supervisors alike and will meet all the statutory requirements under Connecticut law. It will allow for questions and polls and, having given the presentation dozens of times before, it should be fairly fast-paced. The program will run from 12 noon to 2 p.m. You can register here.
The cost? Just $20 per person — or basically the price of a nice lunch. You can easily pay via PayPal. The small fee allows us to cover our administrative costs; we believe good training should be available and affordable to all. In addition, we view this as an important client service (though it is open to all).
Of course, there will be plenty of you that can’t make the session live.
And that’s where things get really good. We’ll be recording the session so it can be viewed later at any time. Again, the cost will just be $20 and you can sign up for the program here. That online recorded program will also meet Connecticut’s requirements.
Group discounts above 50 employees are also available. Just write to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
If you’re going to be unable to meet the deadline, an extension of time can be sought from the CHRO. But there’s no time like the present. I hope you can join us next week.