With so many businesses either re-opening or planning to reopen in California, let’s not forget that all employees (not just supervisors) must be trained in harassment prevention before year end. Yes, that’s right, all employees.
Some good news. The DFEH finally has a free online tool for that training. I spent an hour watching it yesterday, and it was pretty entertaining. It has some videos produced by David Schwimmer, #thatsharasssment, that are quite good. It also uses a video from New York’s free harassment online tool that covers gender identity issues in a very compelling way. It is broken up with vignettes and quizzes. And it is available in six languages (English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog). Overall, a terrific resource.
As you re-onboard employees post Covid-19, you might just want to make this session part of your new hire orientation. Or have your remote employees take it now and get it out of the way. Don’t forget to keep records of the training, as it will be required every two years.
There is no free supervisory training yet from the DFEH, but that might be coming soon. In the meantime, we can do that!