Connecticut’s Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) has announced that the deadline for meeting the State’s Anti-Harassment training requirement has been extended from October 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021. This is a blanket deadline change, and employers will not need to apply to qualify for this extension.
Under Connecticut’s Time’s Up Act, all employers with three (3) or more employees are required no later than January 1, 2021 to provide:
- All existing employees with two (2) hours of Sexual Harassment Prevention & Awareness Training.
- Two (2) hours of Sexual Harassment Prevention & Awareness Training to all new hires within six (6) months of their hire date.
Employers with fewer than three (3) employees must provide two (2) hours of training and education to all existing supervisory employees by January 1, 2021 or within six (6) months of moving into a supervisory role within the organization.
The CHRO has announced this deadline extension in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as a means to provide employers with an extra 90 days to comply with this requirement. It is OperationsInc’s strong recommendation that employers who have not yet met this training compliance standard move to do so quickly, as it may become difficult to train teams as organizations struggle to juggle year-end priorities.
If you have not already provided this training to your team, OperationsInc can help. We have both web-based and in-person solutions that can be delivered as private sessions for your organization. We also have online public training courses that will enable you to educate employees as needed when they join your team. For more information about these training offerings, please contact email@example.com or your OperationsInc consultant.
For the full announcement from the CHRO, please click HERE.