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Sexual Harassment Training on Grovo: A Comparison with New York State’s Model Training

New York State Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirement
Written by John Marshall

It’s October 9, which means New York State’s Labor Law § 201-g, goes into effect today. This law mandates that New York State employers must conduct sexual harassment prevention training for all employees based in the state.

Additionally, today is also the deadline for employers to update and publish their sexual harassment policies (we’ve put a guide together for you here).

With the training requirement going into effect today, we wanted to make sure that your organization is prepared not only on the policy side, but the training side as well.

Grovo’s sexual harassment prevention training meets and exceeds the minimum requirements for both New York State and New York City. By empowering employees to spot symptoms of hostility, promoting an active bystander approach, helping people address unconscious bias, and building a lasting culture of inclusion, our content takes a modern approach to sexual harassment training.

See how our content compares to New York State’s model training below.

The Basics of Preventing Harassment
Our approach at Grovo: Relevant sections of New York’s model training
Our lessons help learners understand the cultural factors that often allow toxic workplaces to form, equipping learners with strategies for spotting and interrupting harassment that they witness.

Spotlight lessons:

  • “Why Sexual Harassment Really Happens”
  • “The Small Exclusions That Happen in a Noninclusive Culture”
  • “The Impact of Sexual Harassment”
  • “Why Refusing to Be Alone With Women Doesn’t Help Anyone”
  • “What Sexual Harassment Really Looks Like”
  • “What to Do if You’re the Target of Sexual Harassment”
  • What is Harassment?
    Zero Tolerance
  • Sexual Harassment Overview
  • What is Sexual Harassment?
    Hostile Environment
    Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
  • Who Can Be the Target of Sexual Harassment?
  • Who Can Be the Perpetrator of Sexual Harassment?
  • Where Can Workplace Sexual Harassment Occur?
  • Sex Stereotyping

 

Recognizing & Reporting Harassment
Our approach at Grovo: Relevant sections of New York’s model training
Our lessons were designed for everyday people, not lawyers. In this way, we incorporate legal discussion contextually and avoid bogging the learner down in weighty legalese.

Spotlight lessons:

  • “What Sexual Harassment Really Looks Like”
  • “The Impact of Sexual Harassment”
  • “What to Do if You’re the Target of Sexual Harassment”
  • “Why It’s the Manager’s Job to Address Abusive Conduct”
  • “What to Say to Someone Who Commits Sexual Harassment”
  • “Support People Who Come to You with Sexual Harassment Claims”
  • What Should I Do If I Am Harassed?
  • What Should I Do If I Witness Sexual Harassment?
  • Investigation and Corrective Action
    Investigation Process
  • Retaliation
    What is Retaliation?
    What is Not Retaliation?
  • Who Can Be the Perpetrator of Sexual Harassment?
  • Additional Protections and Remedies
    New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR)
    United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    Local Protections
  • Other Types of Workplace Harassment

 

The Manager’s Responsibility
Our approach at Grovo: Relevant sections of New York’s model training
Team managers have a special responsibility not only to spot sexual harassment when it happens, but also to create the conditions on their team that make it less likely to occur. Our content helps managers follow necessary procedures under California law, and also to create an inclusive team culture that makes harassment and discrimination less likely.

Spotlight lessons:

  • “What to Say to Someone Who Has Been the Target of Abusive Behavior”
  • “What to Say to Someone You See Being Abusive”
  • “Support People Who Come to You With Sexual Harassment Claims”
  • “Practice: Support Someone Who Makes a Sexual Harassment Claim”
  • “What to Do If You’re Accused of Sexual Harassment”
  • “Why People Don’t Speak Up When They’ve Been Sexually Harassed”
  • The Supervisor’s Responsibility
    Mandatory Reporting

Want to get started?

With New York State’s sexual harassment prevention training requirement going into effect today, the state aims to standardize how employers approach harassment in the workplace to ensure that all those involved are treated fairly and consistently. To learn more about how Grovo’s sexual harassment prevention training content can help you build more inclusive and safe workplaces, watch our on-demand webinar.