CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS WITH 50+ EMPLOYEES REQUIRED TO PROVIDE TRAINING ABOUT HARASSMENT
California employers with more than fifty employees are required to provide at least two hours of sexual harassment training for supervisors located in California. Under Government Code section 12950.1, employers must provide this training within six months of an employees assumption of a supervisory position, and once every two years thereafter.
This law requires harassment training to also include the prevention of “abusive conduct” Government code defines abusive conduct as conduct of an employer or employee in the workplace, with malice, that a reasonable person would find hostile, offensive, and unrelated to an employers legitimate business interest.” It further specifies that such abusive conduct “may include repeated infliction of verbal abuse, such as the use of derogatory remarks, insults, and epithets, verbal or physical conduct that a reasonable person would find threatening, intimidating, or humiliating, or the gratuitous sabotage or undermining of a person’s work performance.
However, this law specifies that a single conduct does not “constitute abusive conduct, unless specially severe and egregious.”
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