Connecticut Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Restaurants

Rachael Nemeth
Co-founder, CEO
January 8, 2021

Connecticut employers must provide sexual harassment prevention training within 6 months of a new employee's start date. Here's everything you need to know to remain compliant:

In the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed and the Governor signed Public Acts 19-16 and 19-93, which together constitute the Time’s Up Act.

Among other changes to the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) process, this legislation establishes new rules and requirements regarding sexual harassment training and education.

These provisions and requirements go into effect October 1, 2019 . The language, which applies to employers which have three or more employees, includes:

  • Employers will be required to provide to a new employee a copy of information regarding the illegality of sexual harassment and remedies available to victims.
  • Employers must provide all existing employees with two hours of training by October 1, 2020.
  • Employers must provide two hours of training and education to new employees hired on or after October 1, 2019 within six months of their start date.
  • Employers with fewer than three employees must provide two hours of training and education to all existing supervisory employees by October 1, 2020 or within six months to new supervisory employees.
  • Employers must provide periodic supplemental training not less than every ten years.

The Commission encourages an employer having Fifty (50) or more employees to provide an update of legal interpretations and related developments concerning sexual harassment to supervisory personnel once every three (3) years.

For more information about anti-harassment training requirements in CT, see:

As workplace and labor laws continue to evolve, it's important to know your state's sexual harassment prevention training requirements. Delivering training that's accessible and relatable is essential. It ensures a safe and inclusive workplace.

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