Here at our Employment Discrimination blog, we’ve written about the intensifying focus on workplace sexual harassment, in light of the #MeToo movement, at the federal agency level. Laws addressing workplace sexual harassment, however, aren’t the exclusive province of the federal government.
Indeed, state and local governments have been quite active in addressing sexual harassment in employment. The Minnesota Legislature, for example, is considering an amendment to the definition of sexual harassment to expand liability for harassment. New York State has also passed sweeping changes to state law, while New York City has passed a law requiring employers with 15 or more employees to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training.
Delaware has now joined the growing list of states and local taking action on this front. A recently enacted law requires (among other items) certain employers to to provide mandatory, interactive sexual harassment prevention training every years–including additional training for supervisors.