Once the supervisors complete the training and acknowledge receipt of an anti- harassment policy, they are held fully responsible for knowing and applying their policies correctly. If a sexual harassment complaint arises, they may not plead ignorance of the law nor accuse the employer of failure to provide access to the written policy.
The sexual harassment training measures are good tools, with their effectiveness greatly enhanced through follow-up training and reinforcement. California’s AB 1825 recognizes that the most effective learning comes from education that is reinforced and recurring until completely a part of your company’s corporate culture.
Because of the enormous cost of liability to companies hit with sexual harassment claims, the hiring of true professionals to help with the implementation and training of your associates might be some of the best money your company can spend, in terms of preventable losses. We do know that claims, legitimate and unfounded, alike, have cost employers billions from coast to coast. However, it is impossible to even speculate as to how many billions are actually being saved by preventing the distracting, aggravating and costly litigation of sexual harassment claims that will never be filed because smart employers invested in proper training.
To learn more about California’s AB 1825 requirements and additional workplace training, please contact Compliance Training Group at (888) 338-0143, or request a training quote