* NOTE: This blog has been updated to reflect new laws going into effect in 2021.
The Golden State began leading the way in workplace anti-harassment training in 2004, establishing a bill that required supervisors to learn about the subject. Covered under the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), Assembly Bill 1825 stated that employers must “take reasonable steps to prevent and correct wrongful behavior in the workplace.” Since then, additional Senate Bills have been signed in an effort to make anti-harassment training more effective, which we will cover below.Read More
California not only leads the country in manufacturing, it’s also setting the standard for workplace harassment avoidance and prevention training. The Golden State is one of just three states (including Maine and Connecticut) requiring the training, and imposing serious consequences if not complied with properly. For some small and medium-sized manufacturers, the regulations undoubtedly raise some questions.