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Here We Go Again! It’s Time To Conduct Your Mandatory Harassment Training for 2011!

By: Betsy Johnson

For many employers with operations and/or employees in California, 2011 is a harassment training year.  In 2011, especially, it will be critical for employers to get into and/or remain in compliance with California’s sexual harassment training law (Government Code Section 12950.1) which became effective on January 1, 2005, with the passage of AB 1825.  Employers who have not diligently conducted the required training since 2005 should view 2011 as the year to get on track.

Governor Jerry Brown has promised to increase the enforcement of state laws that protect employees in the workplace.  In addition, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has pledged to increase its enforcement efforts against employers who fail to provide a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment.  This will likely translate into more employee complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation and increased investigations and enforcement proceedings by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing against employers who are accused of violating these laws.

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