New Law Requiring Sex Harassment Prevention Training for All Employees

In 2018, the California Legislator passed a new law - California Government Code section 12950.1 (amended by Senate Bill 1343)- that went into effect January 1, 2019.

Under the new law, ALL District employees are required to undergo sexual harassment prevention training, as follows:

   All District Employees

No later than December 31, 2019, ALL District employees (both supervisors and non-supervisors) are required to take at least one (1) hour of interactive sexual harassment prevention training (Abbreviated Training).  The Abbreviated Training is required even if the employee was already trained before January 1, 2019;

Non-Supervisors

After December 31, 2019, all non-supervisors are required to take the Abbreviated Training every other year.  New non-supervisor employees are required to take the training within six months of hire; and

District Supervisors

In addition to the Abbreviated Training required to be taken no later than December 31, 2019, District supervisors are also required to take at least two (2) hours of interactive sexual harassment prevention training every other year. (Supervisor Training)  (For purposes of training, a supervisor is anyone with authority to hire, fire, assign, transfer, discipline, or reward other employees. A supervisor is also anyone with the authority to effectively recommend (but not necessarily take these actions if exercising that authority requires the use of independent judgment.) New supervisors are required to take the training within six months of their promotion.

Each employee who has not already taken the Abbreviated training in the 2019 calendar year has been automatically registered for the course on MyPLN.