Update: The deadline has been extended until April 19, 2021. See Executive Order 10-A, Jan. 26, 2021; CHRO website.
Sexual Harassment Training Deadline: February 9, 2021
On June 18, 2019, Connecticut enacted the Time’s Up Act, expanding sexual harassment training requirements for employers with employees working in Connecticut. Employers must now provide two hours of sexual harassment training to all employees in Connecticut.
The statute originally required employers to train all employees hired before October 1, 2019 by no later than October 1, 2020. That deadline has been extended several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On November 9, the deadline was further extended to February 9, 2021:
“Pursuant to Executive Order 7DDD, as amended by Executive Order 9L, the Oct. 1st Sexual Harassment Prevention Training deadline has been extended to February 9, 2021 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is a blanket extension and does not require a request to be made.”
As such, all employees hired before October 1, 2019, must be trained by February 9, 2021. Employees hired after October 1, 2019, must be trained within six months of hire.
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