How to comply with New York City’s sexual harassment training laws and regulations
Training can be provided in person or online, but it must be interactive.
Examples of topics that New York City’s sexual harassment prevention training must cover but is not limited to:
- An explanation of sexual harassment, including what constitutes sexual harassment and the forms it can take (e.g. verbal, physical, visual)
- Legal remedies available to victims of sexual harassment
- How to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- Employer’s policy and procedures for addressing and preventing sexual harassment
- Strategies to prevent sexual harassment, including how to recognize it and intervene
- Consequences for engaging in sexual harassment, including potential disciplinary actions
Records of employee training must be kept and maintained for three years.
New York City employers must also have a written sexual harassment policy and a factsheet. Both must be both distributed to employees and posted in a prominent location in the workplace. The policy must include information on the employer’s commitment to preventing sexual harassment, and how employees can report incidents.
This is not intended as nor should be relied upon as legal advice, and we recommend all customers review their organization’s specific compliance requirements with dedicated legal counsel.