Clear Law’s interactive online course, Preventing Workplace Harassment:
- Fulfills the training requirements of all federal and state laws, including those in California, Connecticut, Maine, New York State and New York City.
- Complies with the 2018 New York State sexual harassment prevention law and New York City Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (Read Whitepaper on New York requirements or View Webinar)
- Complies with California’s AB 1825 sexual harassment training law, California’s AB 2053 anti-bullying training law, and California’s SB 396 gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation harassment training law
- Is used by tens of thousands of employees at hundreds of organizations, such as PETCO and the University of Notre Dame
- Utilizes innovative instructional design and learning games
- Is backed by our in-house legal expertise and outstanding customer support
Featured at Learning Solutions Magazine’s SolutionsFest, our innovative internet-based course design relies on games and nuanced scenarios to train employees on sexual harassment and other forms of workplace harassment.
Course Versions and Content
Clear Law provides the following course versions: (1) Advanced Supervisor’s Course (for California and Connecticut supervisors), (2) Supervisor’s Course, and (3) Employee Course. Because NY State and NY City laws require additional instruction, we also offer New York versions of our Supervisor and Employee course. We also offer an international version. Each course is available in English and Spanish and covers all forms of harassment.Learn More
Clear Law’s in-house legal expertise ensures that the course is legally accurate in all 50 states and up-to-date with changes in the law. Because of Clear Law’s expertise, the EEOC has turned to Clear Law to provide training to EEOC investigators on how to investigate harassment complaints.Learn More
We make delivering the course to your employees effortless. Whether we host the course on our Learning Management System (“LMS”) or your LMS, you will enjoy our world-class technical support.
Clear Law’s online sexual harassment and workplace harassment training engages users through interactive learning games. In this “Family Feud” type game, the learner tries to enter all the characteristics protected by harassment law. Click on the image to watch a sample.
PowerPoint or parables—which is more effective? For thousands of years, humans have learned best through stories. Clear Law’s online course presents dozens of nuanced scenarios—many of which are based on actual cases. After each scenario, the learner is asked a question and then receives feedback. Click on the image to watch a sample.
Instead of lecturing employees with a simplistic list of “do’s” and “don’ts,” Clear Law’s online sexual harassment training focuses on exploring the nuances of “gray area” situations that employees may face in real life. In this example, learners see how a decision to report or not report harassing behavior can impact others. Click on the image to watch a sample.
Our assessment ensures that every employee will master the course content—without allowing anyone to fail. To complete the course, the employee must complete the Harassment Pyramid. Each pyramid cell represents a major principle taught in the course. If the learner misses the first question in a cell, the course provides the learner feedback and then provides another question on the same topic. The user cannot complete the course before correctly answering a question in each cell.
Clear Law provides the following course versions:
For Supervisors in California and Connecticut
- Advanced Supervisor Version (2 hours, as required by Connecticut law and California law)
All Employees in New York (Includes content required by New York State and New York City Laws)
- Employee Version (New York) (50-minutes)
- Supervisor Version (New York) (55-minutes)
Employees in Other U.S. Jurisdictions
- Employee Version (40-minutes)
- Supervisor Version (45-minutes)
Employees Outside of the United States
- Employee Version (International)
- Supervisors Version (International)
Extended Versions are available that address additional content.
Languages: Each version is available in either English or Spanish.
Covers All Forms of Harassment, Bullying, and Bystander Intervention
Consistent with EEOC guidelines and court decisions, Clear Law’s course covers not just sexual harassment, but all forms of workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
As required by some states’ laws, relevant course versions also address topics such as workplace bullying and bystander intervention. We can also cover topics such as unconscious bias.
What is Not Harassment
The course teaches employees not only what is harassment but also what harassment is not. In this way, employees are less likely to file harassment complaints for conduct that is not in fact harassment.
The course addresses new topics relating to workplace harassment. For example, the course addresses how the misuse of social media and mobile devices can contribute to a hostile work environment.
Required Legal Expertise
State laws and court decisions from around the country require employers to ensure that their training is developed and delivered by legal experts. For example, California’s mandatory sexual harassment training law (AB 1825) specifically requires that trainers must have “expertise in the prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.” The trainer must be an attorney, professor, instructor, human resource professional or harassment prevention consultant with at least two years of expertise in employment law or harassment prevention.
Clear Law’s in-house legal expertise ensures that the course is legally accurate and up-to-date with changes in the law. Clear Law’s CEO, Michael Johnson, is one of the leading experts in harassment law in the country. A former U.S. Department of Justice attorney and graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Johnson brought one of DOJ’s first class-action style sexual harassment lawsuits. The United Nations has retained him to consult on its harassment policy. He has developed online and in-person harassment courses used by more than 1.5 million people.
EEOC Relies on Our Expertise
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal agency responsible for enforcing harassment and discrimination laws, has turned to Clear Law to train some of its own investigators how to investigate harassment and discrimination complaints.
Legal Updates at No Cost
Unlike most harassment course providers, Clear Law has in-house legal expertise to ensure that its course is kept up to date with changes in the law. If the law changes so as to change the course instruction, Clear Law will update your course immediately at no cost. Indeed, in the last three years, Clear Law has updated its training several times because of changes in various state laws.
Clear Law’s course covers not just federal law, but also state laws. Our New York courses comply with the 2018 New York State sexual harassment prevention law and the 2018 New York City “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act.” The Advanced Supervisor course includes specific instruction required by Connecticut law and California’s AB 1825 sexual harassment training law, California’s AB 2053 anti-bullying training law, and California’s SB 396 gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation harassment training law.
You can start the course on one device and then finish on another. You don’t have to complete the course in one sitting. If you exit the course, when you return you will resume from where you left off.
We make delivering the course to your employees effortless. We will either: (1) Notify your employees of the need to take the course and send you periodic reports on who has completed the course, (2) Train you in 10 minutes to administer our robust but user-friendly Learning Management System (“LMS”), or (3) Load the course onto your LMS and fully test it to ensure there are no problems.
You should not have to become a computer support specialist to roll out a harassment course to your employees. Unlike many online course providers, we provide technical support to your employees at no additional cost. If any employee has a problem with the course, they will call us, not you.
We can include your logo, relevant policies, workplace images, and an introductory message from a senior official in your organization.
Policy Review & Acknowledgement
Users can be required to certify that they have read and understood your harassment policy, which is included in the course. We can include a “Policy Review” exercise where users are required to search your policies to find the answers to questions relating to your policies.