Harassment Prevention Training Requirements by State


Several state training deadlines for sexual harassment prevention are fast approaching, either for first-time training or retraining of employees. Remember, each state has its own minimum requirements to fulfill its anti-harassment training mandates (you can view these details in the links below). It’s important to utilize a quality training program that meets your state’s requirements and is comprehensive and effective at educating your employees on the key issues of preventing workplace harassment and discrimination to create positive change.

Here you’ll find all the information on key training dates, how frequently you need to train your employees, and who is required to train by state. The following are the states that require employers to provide anti-sexual harassment training to their employees, including remote and temporary workers.

State Who By When How Often
California All employers with 5+ employees January 1, 2021
  • Supervisory employees must be trained within six months of hiring, or assumption of a supervisory role
  • Non-supervisory employees must be trained within six months of hiring
  • Temporary or seasonal employees must be trained within 30 calendar days after their hiring date or within 100 hours worked if they will work for less than six months
Every 2 years
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Connecticut All employers who employ supervisors, or employers with 3+ employees February 9, 2021
  • New hires must be trained no later than 6 months after hire date
Recommended every 3 years but not less than every 10 years
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Delaware All employers with 50+ employees January 1, 2020
  • New hires must receive training within 1 year of the commencement of employment
  • Supervisors must receive training within 1 year of commencement of their supervisory position
Every 2 years
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District of Columbia (D.C.) Employers with tipped employees
  • Newly hired tipped employees and managers must complete the training in person or online within 90 days after hire, unless the employee has received the training within the previous two years
Every 2 years
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Illinois All employers December 31, 2020.
  • New hires must be trained as soon as possible, but not later than December 31, 2020
Every year
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Maine All employers with 15+ employees
  • New hires must receive training within 1 year of employment
  • Supervisory and managerial employees must receive additional specialized training within 1 year of employment
n/a
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New York All employers December 9, 2019 Every year
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New York City All employers with 15+ employees December 31, 2019 Every year
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Washington Hotel, motel, retail, security guard entity, or property services contractors with 1+ employees
  • Hotels and motels with 60 or more rooms must provide training by January 1, 2020
  • All other covered employers must provide training by January 1, 2021
n/a
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