The industrial sector, composed of manufacturing, transportation, and wholesale, is the largest industry sector in the Inland Empire of Southern California. It’s the largest segment of employment measured by payroll and by sheer number of companies and employees in the Inland Empire, and it’s growing. In the wake of the #metoo movement, it’s critical that the industrial sector better prepare itself against sexual harassment. A recent study found 11.72% of all sexual harassment claims came from the manufacturing industry, 4.94% come from transportation and warehousing, and 2.27% come from wholesale trade; in other words, the industry sector, as defined above for the Inland Empire, accounts for 18.93% of sexual harassment claims, the most for any industry.
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.
This law applies to all industries as none are immune from the possibility of sexual harassment. All business owners and managers, regardless of industry, must come into compliance with this new law, but it can be difficult to navigate all the requirements on your own. In-person training provides the necessary space for questions and clarifications. The team at Bridge Safety Consultants provide in-person training or remote sessions where attendees are engaged and interested and really learn what constitutes harassment in today’s environment.
Providing the right type of training is crucial for the legal safety of your company. In addition to prohibitions against sexual harassment, training should cover gender harassment, and harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions, as well as harassment based on all other characteristics listed above and under the law including gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. The training should also include prohibitions against abusive behavior and bullying.
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.