NY Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements

Every employer in the State of New York is required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training pursuant to Section 201-g of the Labor Law. As of Oct. 9, 2018, each employee must receive training on an annual basis, and employers should provide employees with training in the language spoken by their employees.  An employer that does not use the model training developed by the State Department of Labor and Division of Human Rights must ensure that the training that they use meets or exceeds the following minimum standards.

The training must:
  • Be interactive;
  • Include an explanation of sexual harassment consistent with guidanceissued by the Department of Labor in consultation with the Division of Human Rights;
  • Include examples of conduct that would constitute unlawful sexual harassment;
  • Include information concerning the federal and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment;
  • Include information concerning employees’ rights of redress and all available forums for adjudicating complaints; and
  • Include information addressing conduct by supervisors and any additional responsibilities for such supervisors.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Sessions are being offered free-of-charge to members of the Building & Realty Institute, please call 914-273-0730 for more information.

In addition, regional Labor Unions may also be offering training, contact your local Union office for details.

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