What is federal sexual harassment training?
Federal sexual harassment training is a compliance training that applies to all the 50 states in the United States. It is based on the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the regulations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, origin, and religion. All employers in the U.S. are required to train their employees every two years based on these guidelines. To know more, watch this video:
Who needs to take federal sexual harassment training?
All employees and supervisors in the U.S. are required to undergo sexual harassment training as mandated by the federal government. Depending upon the regulations in a state, you may need a 1-hour sexual harassment training course for employees and a 2-hour course for supervisors. In some states, this training needs to be deployed within six months of an employee joining the office and two years (or every year in some states) after that.
What are the main provisions of federal sexual harassment laws?
Under the federal laws on sexual harassment, victims of sexual harassment can sue for damages as per the 1991 amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 1964. These laws protect all public and private employees in the United States and those U.S.-based companies operating overseas. A victim of an alleged harassment case can file a complaint with the EEOC within 300 days of the incident. Complainants do not need an attorney to file a complaint. The complaint must be filed with the EEOC before filing it in the federal court.
When does this course start and finish?
This course is self-paced, and is available as soon as you open your account. You can assign the course to your employees anytime, and you can set deadlines for them. The course is always available to you, so you can require employees to take it again or as required by your policy or state (e.g. every two years).
How long do I get the course access?
As long as your account is active, you can access the course. If you cancel your account, you will lose access to the course.
Can I edit the course?
Yes. You can make changes to the course. If you do make changes, please check Federal and State guidelines to ensure you maintain compliance.
How is the course accessed?
You will be able to administer and manage the course from your ProProfs Training Maker account. You can share the course with your employees using our Classroom feature. Or you may send them an email containing a link to the course if you prefer.
How can I add my company’s harassment policy to the course?
There is a placeholder location in the course where you can add your company’s harassment policy. You can type in, copy and paste or even upload files directly into the training course, including: zip, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, pdf, swf, jpg, png, gif, flv, mp4, mp3, m4v. You can also add your policy to the classroom as a downloadable file.
Can I pay one time to access this?
You can pay a one-time annual fee and access the course for a full 12 months. We also have a monthly payment program that allows you to access the course on a month-to-month basis. Remember that your active subscription includes full access to all sexual harassment courses, more than 35 additional training courses, as well as completion certificates, and all training records.