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Connecticut Extends Time to Comply with Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Recognizing employers have challenges in ensuring employees complete Connecticut’s new mandatory sexual harassment training requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) has authorized employers to apply for a 90-day extension to complete training for employees who have been hired after October 1, 2019.

Employers may request an extension by emailing the CHRO at CHRO.questions@ct.gov and explaining how COVID-19 has affected the employer’s ability to meet the training requirement. Examples of grounds for seeking the extension include “lack of access to technology including computer/the internet, illness of the employee or other unforeseeable circumstances.” If the extension is granted, the employer will be required to train employees hired after October 1, 2019, within nine months (instead of six months) of the date of hire.

The CHRO’s guidance does not contemplate modification of the existing deadline for training all employees hired before October 1, 2019. Training for those employees must be completed on or by October 1, 2020.

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Tanya Bovee, employment law compliance attorney, employment lawyer, disability accommodation, Jackson Lewis, Hartford law firm
Office Managing Principal

Tanya A. Bovée is the Office Managing Principal of the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ms. Bovée routinely advises and provides management training on all aspects of employment law compliance, employment disputes and personnel matters such as hiring, firing, performance management, internal investigations, and disability accommodation. She also has an active litigation practice, defending employers from federal and state claims. Ms. Bovée also defends employers in OFCCP compliance reviews and oversees...

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Russell N. Jarem is Of Counsel in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Mr. Jarem regularly advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including litigation under state and federal anti-discrimination statutes in a variety of forums, including state and federal courts, the Department of Labor, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. Mr. Jarem has broad experience handling matters involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of contract, breach of restrictive covenants, workplace harassment, retaliation, and a variety of other statutory and common law claims.

In addition to providing litigation support, Mr. Jarem counsels employers on issues arising at all stages of employment relationships.

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Alison P. Dearington is an Associate in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counsel.

While attending law school, Ms. Dearington was the Membership Manager of the Connecticut Law Review as well as a member of UConn’s National Moot Court Competition team. During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Dearington spent a semester in Washington, D.C. interning for the United States Senate’s Health,...

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