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Connecticut Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Deadline Extended to January 1, 2021

The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) has extended the deadline to complete sexual harassment training required by the Time’s Up Act by 90 days, to January 1, 2021.

The Act requires employers of all sizes to provide sexual harassment training to supervisors by the deadline (or within six months of their assumption of supervisory duties). Employers with at least three employees must provide such training to all other employees, not only supervisors, also by the deadline (or within six months of hire).

Previously, Connecticut state law required employers to complete training of all supervisors and non-supervisors employed as of October 1, 2019, within one year (or by October 1, 2020), but employers could request a 90-day extension if they were unable to complete the training “for reasons relating specifically to the COVID-19 pandemic.” With the extended deadline from CHRO, employers do not have to request permission to get the 90-day extension and will have until January 1, 2021, to complete training their workforce. However, employees who have been hired since October 1, 2019, are still required to be trained within six months.

(For more on the Act, see our articles, Connecticut Expands Harassment Training and Posting Obligations for Employers and Connecticut Releases Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Guidance.)

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2020National Law Review, Volume X, Number 260

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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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