Most U.S. employers recognize the need to provide their managers and line workers with at least some training in basic employment law topics. Perhaps the most common kind of training teaches employees how to prevent, spot and report sexual harassment.
Some states have made workplace harassment training mandatory in order to establish an affirmative defense against possible harassment claims. In 2004, California joined Connecticut and Maine in requiring employers to train supervisory employees on sexual harassment every two years.
Although California, Connecticut and Maine are the only states with laws requiring workplace harassment training for supervisors, employers in other states have followed their lead in an effort to reduce liability for ill-informed behavior of employees, decrease the cost of litigating complaints of harassment and create a more hospitable work environment.
Federal sexual harassment law
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