Is my sexual harassment prevention training for Delaware compliant?

Delaware employers must provide sexual harassment prevention training within 1 year of a new employee's start date. Here's everything you need to know to remain compliant:

Employers with 50 or more employees must provide employees with interactive training and education on the prevention of sexual harassment. Training must be conducted for new employees within one year of their date of hire. Existing employees must receive training within one year of the effective date of the new statute (January 1, 2019).

New supervisors must receive additional interactive training within one year of their date of hire or commencement of supervisory role. Existing supervisors must take training by January 1, 2020.

This additional training must cover the specific responsibilities of a supervisors in the prevention and correction of sexual harassment as well as the legal prohibition of retaliation.

Training for employees and supervisors must be repeated every two years.

What does Delaware sexual harassment training need to include?

Delaware sexual harassment training for employees must cover:

  • The illegality of sexual harassment
  • Definition of sexual harassment with examples
  • Legal remediation and compliant process
  • Direct employees on how to contact the Delaware Department of Labor
  • The legal prohibition against retaliation

Can Delaware employers provide sexual harassment training online?

Yes, in fact, the Research Institute of America concluded that eLearning boosts retention rates by 25% to 60%. If you choose to provide sexual harassment prevention training through interactive E-learning, make sure that you are working with a business or institution that specializes in technology and is partnering with subject matter experts who specialize in the law. E-learning is an effective, low-cost way to reach 100% of your workforce.

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.