The state of Connecticut, one of the first states to impose mandatory sexual harassment training obligations on employers, has amended those requirements to, among other things, mandate additional employer-sponsored sexual harassment training, require additional notices to new hires, increase the statute of limitations for filing claims of harassment and discrimination, and expand remedies for claims of discrimination. The expanded requirements are scheduled to go into effect on October 1, 2019.

Under the amendments, covered employers will now be required to provide all employees – not just supervisory employees – with at least two hours of sexual harassment training by October 1, 2020, or for new employees, within six months of hire. In addition, starting October 1, 2019, employers must provide all new employees with an email containing information on the illegality of sexual harassment and corresponding remedies available to employees.

The texts of the two bills approved by the legislature and signed by the governor that contain the new requirements are available online here and here.

Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.