Complying with the training requirements of the NYS law to combat harassment in the workplace

You've got options- from customized training for all employees, specialized training for supervisors, or our on-demand solution!

In response to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement that brought attention to the issue of sexual harassment in the work place New York passed a comprehensive law designed to prevent harassment and provide procedures to employees statewide to report harassment.  One of the key components of the law is that employers are required to train all of their employees on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace every year.

HR One has developed a customized training program that complies with the requirements under the law, including: 

  • An explanation of sexual harassment and specific examples of inappropriate conduct;
  • Detailed information concerning federal, state and local laws and the remedies available to victims of harassment;
  • An explanation of employees' external rights of redress and the available administrative and judicial forums for bringing complaints.

But it also goes beyond just the minimum standards to cover internal best practices and how to create positive work environments where employees can feel safe. We also work to customize each session to make sure it's as relevant as possible to the unique factors of each client's industry and internal culture. The custom option can be delivered as a webinar or an in-person training (provided proper social distancing is in place).

In addition to the training seminar that has been developed for all employees within an organization, HR One has also developed a Train-the-Trainer program to teach supervisors and managers how to conduct the training internally with their employees. 

Our Train the Trainer seminars include:

  • A review of the state laws and compliance requirements;
  • A discussion of the heightened responsibilities of organizations and their managers/supervisors under the law;
  • A review of the state's own training materials and how to use them as the basis for internal training;
  • Tips on how to approach the materials with employees;
  • A special presentation on how supervisors and managers should handle complaints and allegations.

Finally, HR One has an On-Demand solution for training your employees. Organizations can subscribe and receive a link to a video training and questionnaire that can be distributed to all employees to complete at their convenience. 

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace



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