Connecticut recently amended the sexual harassment training requirements to allow certain training to be “transferable” for a limited period. Beginning October 1, 2021, employees who completed training at the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, either in person or online, can transfer their compliance certificate to their new employer if they completed it within two years of being hired. Unfortunately, if the new hire was trained by an organization other than the CHRO, the new employer will have to retrain the employee.
As a reminder, the Connecticut Time’s Up Act, which took effect on October 1, 2019, mandates employers with three or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training and education, within six months of hire, to all new employees hired after October 1, 2019. The employee’s existing employer has the legal responsibility to provide training and education. It is not the responsibility of the employee.
Carmody Continues to Provide Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Options
In response to client demand, we continue to schedule sexual harassment training sessions via WebEx. Our next session is scheduled for September 17, 2021 from 8:30am to 10:30am for all employees. Click here to register. In addition to these live, interactive sessions, Carmody is providing a recorded, on-demand webinar training.
If you have any questions about the Time’s Up Act, harassment policies, management and employee training, other preventive actions, or would like more information about these various training options, please contact a member of the Labor & Employment Group.