California Expands Harassment Training Requirements

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 396) amending the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The new law requires employers with 50 or more employees to include, as a component of that prescribed training and education for supervisors, training inclusive of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

In addition to the FEHA poster on discrimination in employment, the new law also requires each employer to display a poster developed by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing regarding transgender rights in a prominent and accessible location in the workplace. The new law is effective as of January 1, 2018.

If you were sexually harassed, please contact the attorneys at the California Employment Legal Group today for a consultation with an experienced employment lawyer who will clearly explain your rights and options under the law.