Thousands of employers choose Clear Law Institute’s sexual harassment training.
According to Massachusetts law, employers should provide sexual harassment training to new employees within one year of hire, and should provide additional training supervisors regarding their responsibilities and methods necessary to ensure immediate and appropriate corrective action when responding to complaints. See M.G.L. c. 151B § 3A(e).
Similarly, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination recommends employers provide training because “an employer’s commitment to providing anti-harassment training to its workforce may be a factor in determining liability or the appropriate remedy.” The MCAD notes that in cases “where punitive damages may be sought, evidence of training may also mitigate damages.” See MCAD Guidelines on 151B: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace at 8-9 and fn. 89.
Additionally, EEOC guidelines and court decisions from around the country have made clear that employers should provide workplace harassment training to all employees periodically. The training should cover sexual harassment and all other forms of unlawful harassment related to federal and state protected characteristics.
The Massachusetts Fair Employment Practices Law prohibits workplace harassment and employment discrimination based on protected characteristics such as age (40+), ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military service or veteran status, national origin, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation, and related conditions), and sexual orientation.
Local ordinances may provide broader protections, so you should check the local Civil Rights Commission regulations applicable to your workplace.
For more information on Massachusetts equal employment opportunity requirements, see Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination – Employment Discrimination.
Engaging Story-Based Design
With a “Netflix-style” episode-based approach, we engage learners with a series of interactive stories. Instead of preaching the obvious, we focus on the nuances of “gray areas” that employees may encounter in real life.
Innovative Use of Learning Games
People love to learn but they hate to be taught! We incorporate several learning games, such as a “Family Feud” style game and an interactive conversation game.
Our assessment game ensures that every employee masters the course content—without allowing anyone to create a legal risk by failing.
Users can take the training on computers, tablets, or smartphones and can bookmark their progress.
Our training complies with legal requirements to make the training accessible to users with disabilities, such as Section 508 and WCAG requirements.
We make delivering the course to your employees effortless either on our Learning Management System “LMS” or your LMS.
Users call us with tech support questions, not you!
Court cases and state laws, such as California AB 1825 and SB 1343, make clear that training providers must have expertise in the prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation to be qualified to provide sexual harassment training.
Unlike most providers, Clear Law has the required legal expertise in-house. With Clear Law’s in-house Compliance Advisory Team of former employment law attorneys, you can be assured that the training is legally accurate and kept up-to-date with any legal changes from around the country.
Have questions about how to comply with your state’s sexual harassment training and policy laws? Schedule a free consultation with a Clear Law compliance advisor now.
Multi-state employers can comply with state and local harassment training laws in all states with only three course versions. On certain course pages users select where they work to receive location-specific instruction.
Each version is available in either English, Spanish, and multiple other languages. Other languages are available upon request.
We include your logo, relevant policies, workplace images, and an introductory audio or video message from a senior official in your organization.
We can customize the training to reflect your industry and your specific workplace. Using our “green screen” technology, we can even have scenarios take place in your workplace environment.