WORKPLACE HARASSMENT MANDATES BY STATE

Only one in five U.S. workers lives in a state where sexual harassment training is mandatory. Take a look at the training requirements in your state by hovering over the map below.

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Alabama

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Alaska

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Arizona

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Arkansas

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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California

Employers with five or more employees, based anywhere, must provide training to their CA-based employees regarding sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention. Every two years, non-supervisory employees must receive one hour of training and supervisory employees must receive two hours of training.

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Colorado

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Connecticut

All employers with three or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment training to all employees within six months of hire. All Connecticut employers, regardless of size, must provide sexual harassment training to supervisors within six months of promotion to a supervisory role. Training must be provided not less than every ten years.

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Delaware

Employers with 50 or more employees must provide all existing employees and supervisors with interactive sexual harassment training every two years. New hires must receive training within one year of hire. 

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District of Columbia

Employers with at least one employee who is paid a tipped minimum wage are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees. The Department of Employment Services (DOES) provides a list of certified providers able to provide such training.

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Florida

No training is required for private-sector employees, but it is highly recommended. Sexual harassment training is required for all supervisors in Florida government executive branch agencies.

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Georgia

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Hawaii

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Idaho

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Illinois

All employers must provide this training at least once a year, with recordkeeping. Additional training is required for restaurants and bars. See additional training requirements imposed by the city of Chicago.

The city of Chicago expands the IL sexual harassment training requirements. For Chicago employees, one hour of bystander training is required for all employees, in addition to one hour of sexual harassment training for non-supervisory employees and two hours of sexual harassment training for supervisory employees.

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Indiana

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Iowa

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Kansas

Employees and interns of executive government agencies must take annual sexual harassment training. Sexual harassment training is not legally required for private sector employees but is highly recommended.

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Kentucky

Interns, employees and managers of Kentucky executive government agencies must take sexual harassment training once every two years. Sexual harassment training is not legally required for private sector employees but is highly recommended.

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Louisiana

State employees must receive 1 hour of harassment training each year. Sexual harassment training is not legally required for private sector employees but is highly recommended.

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Maine

All employers with 15 or more employees located or doing business in Maine must provide sexual harassment training to all employees within one year of hire. Supervisors and managers must receive additional training within one year of promotion.

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Maryland

State employees must complete a cumulative 2 hours of sexual harassment training course every two years. Sexual harassment training is not legally required for private sector employees but is highly recommended.

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Massachusetts

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Michigan

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Minnesota

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Mississippi

State employees must take an online sexual harassment training course. Sexual harassment training is not legally required for private sector employees but is highly recommended.

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Missouri

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Montana

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Nebraska

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Nevada

State employees must take sexual harassment training every two years. Sexual harassment training is not legally required for private sector employees but is highly recommended.

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New Hampshire

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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New Jersey

New Jersey state government employees and supervisors are required to take the New Jersey Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace Training provided by the state government. Sexual harassment training is not legally required for private sector employees but is highly recommended.

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New Mexico

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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North Carolina

State employees must take an unlawful workplace harassment training course. Sexual harassment training is not legally required for private sector employees but is highly recommended.

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North Dakota

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Ohio

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Oklahoma

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Oregon

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Pennsylvania

State employees must take an online harassment training course. Sexual harassment training is not legally required for private sector employees but is highly recommended.

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Rhode Island

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is strongly encouraged for employers with 50 or more employees.

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South Carolina

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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South Dakota

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Tennessee

State employees must take an online harassment training course. Sexual harassment training is not legally required for private sector employees but is highly recommended.

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Texas

State employees must take harassment training once every two years. Sexual harassment training is not legally required for private sector employees but is highly recommended.

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Utah

State employees must take an online harassment training course. Sexual harassment training is not legally required for private sector employees but is highly recommended.

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Vermont

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Virginia

Virginia legislative branch employees must take harassment training once every two years. Sexual harassment training is not legally required for private sector employees but is highly recommended.

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Washington

State employees must take sexual harassment training every five years. Organizations that employ "isolated workers," which includes janitors, security guards, hotel housekeepers, or room service attendants who work in isolated environments, are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training to their managers, supervisors, and employees. Sexual harassment training is not legally required for other private sector employees but is highly recommended.

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West Virginia

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Wisconsin

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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Wyoming

Sexual harassment training is not legally required by state but is highly recommended.

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