Q & A – Am I required to train my supervisors or employees on discrimination?

Q: Am I required to train my supervisors or employees on discrimination?

A: Supervisor and employee training is highly recommended although it may not be required by federal law. Certain employers who are subject to "compliance" agreements or orders may be required to provide training to their employees. Further, civil rights agencies typically inquire as to whether an employer provides training on items like harassment prevention. Failure to provide such training may give an investigative agency an unfavorable initial impression of an employer's practices and work culture.

Training on items like "harassment prevention" is considered a best practice by most, if not at all, professional human resources organizations and employment law experts. In some states, like California, such training may be required.

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