The City of Vernon is an industrial city several miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles in Southern California. It offers an environment uniquely friendly to business, housing more than 1,800 businesses that employ approximately 55,000 people, and serving as a vital economic engine in the region. Vernon is the home to industries including food and agriculture, apparel, steel, plastics, logistics and home furnishings.
As employment rates continue to grow in Vernon, it’s important that Vernon’s industries protect themselves and their employees in the wake of the #metoo movement. The experts at Bridge Safety Consultants offer comprehensive sexual harassment training at your business, tailored for your business.
Industries in the City of Vernon are particularly at risk for sexual harassment claims. The food industry is the number one employer in Vernon.[i] According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the largest number of sexual harassment claims come from the restaurant and hospitality industry. The claims came from employees at restaurants, hotels, and coffee shops. From 2005 to 2015, the restaurant and hospitality industry accounted for 14.23% of all sexual harassment claims filed with the EEOC.
In the wake of the #metoo movement, it’s critical that employers in every sector better prepare themselves against sexual harassment.
It’s important that your company offers clear and comprehensive sexual harassment training, not only to protect against sexual harassment claims, but to abide by the law. A new California law (SB1343) requires that every company, even those with as few as 5 employees must provide comprehensive training on sexual harassment, abusive behavior, and sexual orientation before the end of 2019. The law requires employers to provide at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training and education to all supervisory employees and at least one hour of such training to all non-supervisory employees. Training and education must be provided once every two years thereafter.
In-person training provides the necessary space for questions and clarifications. Regardless of what sector your Vernon business falls into to, the team at Bridge Safety Consultants can provide in-person training sessions where attendees are engaged and interested, and really learn what constitutes harassment in today’s environment.
Thank you... Brenda did a great job of keeping the employees engaged throughout the entire training, and mixing demonstrations and stories to explain all the concepts. Both the Spanish and English trainings were wonderful. I thought this was much more effective than the video trainings or in-house trainings we have done in the past.
Richard's training was once again fantastic! He really does an excellent job of keeping the group engaged throughout the training. I'm always amazed at how many compliments I get on the training after. In fact, our CEO joined the first training on Tuesday 9/15 just to compliment Richard on his presentation and how much he got out of it last year. Thank you again!
Your training was the best we have ever had - on any topic! It's because the trainer kept people engaged and interested, and they learned much more than usual.
Thank You Richard for your amazing job! You make us laugh, learn and be proactive! Thank you again.
I have received many compliments about the sexual harassment training. The trainers were very entertaining and the employees appreciated that they provided the training in both English and Spanish. Your live training was a lot more enjoyable than virtual training.