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                                                                                                               Ginny Kuhel
                                                                                                               Kuhelbreez HR Consulting
                                                                                                               Phone: 415-444-6246


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The #MeToo movement has brought awareness on sexual harassment to the forefront in the workplace. With the recent signing of California anti-harassment law SB 1343, employers with 5 or more employees are required to provide training to all employees (both non-supervisory and supervisory) by January 1, 2020.Part-time and temporary employees, plus independent contractors count toward the minimum employee count of five employees.

Specific changes to the law include more emphasis on Hostile Work Environment which means “sufficiently offends, humiliates, distress or intrudes upon its victim’s emotional tranquility in the workplace and affects the victim’s ability to perform the job as usual.” New for 2019, the victim “does not need to prove that his or her tangible productivity has declined as a result of the harassment.” A single pervasive or severe incident of harassing can be enough to create a hostile work environment.

Ginny Kuhel, KuhelBreez HR Consultant and Jasmine Anderson, attorney at law for Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophet, will be instructing the following material:

  • Know What Sexual Harassment Is and How to Report It

  • Employers Best Practices for Avoiding Harassment 

  • Hostile Work Environment – How Much Is Too Much

  • Bullying

The training will include informational material, interractive discussion and litigation trends.Participants will be given a certificate of completion following the training. Non-supervisors are required to have a one-hour training and supervisors a two-hour training.