Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Janitorial Services Employers

The Property Service Workers Protection Act, as amended by the Janitor Survivor Empowerment Act, requires janitorial employers to provide in-person training in preventing sexual violence and harassment at least once every two years.

The regulations establishing the training requirements are currently the subject of rulemaking. Until the proposed regulations become effective, employers must continue to provide the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) pamphlet DFEH-185, “Sexual Harassment,” in English or Spanish, as appropriate. (Labor Code section 1424).

In addition, employers may provide the training as required by the proposed regulations by using complimentary materials developed by the Labor Occupational Health Program at UC Berkeley for the Department of Industrial Relations and the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation. These materials, available below in English and Spanish, will be updated as needed to help employers meet Fair Employment and Housing Act requirements for sexual harassment and abusive conduct training as well.

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December 2019