BHS: State Laws and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements
Since 2017, sexual harassment claims in the workplace have increased by double digits. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that violates the Federal Law; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments.
Given the rise in claims, many states have enacted legislation to provide guidance to employers and also require or strongly recommend sexual harassment awareness training for staff.