AB1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

 

Assembly Bill 1825 (pdf) is a state law that mandates all employers with more than 50 employees to have those employees it identifies as supervisors* to take two (2) hours of sexual harassment prevention training. Each individual identified as a supervisor will be required to take this training on a two (2) year cycle, as well as within the first six (6) months of their assumption of supervisory duties.

*The CSU adoption of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) guidelines defines supervisor to include:

"any individual with the authority to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline other employees, or the responsibility to direct them, or to adjust their grievances, or effectively to recommend that action, if the exercise of that authority requires the use of independent judgment."

"The supervisor definition will include a wide range of academic and nonacademic employees, including in some instances, student employees."   These employees may not have the formal description of "supervisor" in their job description.

The Office of Employment Equity works with the Dean's/Vice Provost's Office to identify supervisors within each unit and facilitate the training for the Cal Poly campus. Employee training depends on when they last received the training at Cal Poly and/or when their employment began. For additional information on the AB 1825 training for Cal Poly, please call the Employment Equity Office at 756-6770.

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