The longer answer: If you’re an employer in Texas and you’re not already training your supervisors and other personnel on preventing and addressing sexual harassment, you may want to consider it. Why? Effective September 1, 2021, Texas has new laws designed to prevent sexual harassment and strengthen protections for employees. If your supervisors, managers,
Not long after the #MeToo movement started a few years back, several of the large law firms we regularly work with asked us to develop an on-demand sexual harassment training series designed specifically for law firms.
Why training just for law firms? Beyond the obvious need to comply with mandatory training requirements in several states, and the greater attention brought by the #MeToo movement in general, why is this a priority for law firms? This isn’t Hollywood, after all; it’s the legal community. As it turns out, no industry is immune—and that includes law. Several reports have been issued in recent years that highlight the continued prevalence
The word “interactive” has been showing up a lot lately in a variety of compliance and credit-eligible training requirements. For example, New York State, New York City, California, Illinois, and Connecticut, have all passed laws in the past few years that specifically require sexual harassment prevention and awareness training for all employees. And many of these jurisdictions specifically require that the training be interactive.
Why is that? And what do they mean by interactive?