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Sexual Harassment Training by State

Author: Marta Moakley, XpertHR Legal Editor

The following chart covers private employer requirements by state for sexual harassment training and related record retention or notice communications. Please refer to Training and Development > State Requirements and EEO Harassment > State Requirements for the following information:

  • Public or state employer sexual harassment prevention requirements; and
  • States with only notice or posting requirements addressing sexual harassment, but no training requirements.

For all other posting requirements, please refer to Employee Communications: State Requirements.

States marked N/A may encourage - but don't require - employers to conduct sexual harassment prevention training. However, employers in all states should consider providing sexual harassment training in order to minimize liability risks due to a supervisor's inappropriate comments or because of a supervisor's failure to adequately address a harassment incident. In addition, certain employers may have sexual harassment training requirements as a result of a public contract, a collective bargaining agreement or a settlement agreement/consent decree.

Additional guidance in this area can be found in the Train an Employee Task.

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