Sexual Harassment Training: A Guide To California AB 1825 Compliance

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What is AB 1825 and who needs to comply with it?

In 2004, California mandated that all persons in a management position supervising more than 50 employees be required to take a sexual harassment course (AB-1825) to provide training in proper workplace behavior. Governor Schwarzenegger signed this law in effect as a preventative measure to guard against harassment in the workplace.

This law clearly defines the nuances of what it means to be in compliance with the regulations.

Some of the key features include:

1. At least two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment.

2. Training must be presented by educators with knowledge and expertise in the prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

3. Additional classes must be completed every 2 years thereafter.

4. Courses can be web-based or face to face classroom training.

If you have more than 50 employees and have offices in the state of California, then you are required to provide sexual harassment training for your team. Failure to do so and to further provide training every 2 years can leave your company vulnerable to expensive sexual harassment lawsuits.

With these stringent guidelines, the state of California is making a commitment to maintaining respectful, productive work environments by educating authority figures about professional and responsible communication in the office.

How can your business comply with AB 1825?

Does your business have more than 50 employees? Do you need to connect your managers to sexual harassment prevention training? You can comply by offering training in one of two ways, in person training or online training. Here are the pros and cons of each:

  In Person Training Online Training
  • Tailored to students 
  • Time efficient
  • Less expensive
  • Self directed
  • Expensive
  • Time extensive
  • Ability to not pay attention

You can find additional information on the official California government website for this bill.

Using Online Training to Comply with AB 1825

If you choose online training, OpenSesame provides several options.

1) Take Course Online: This option allows users to log into an OpenSesame account and take the prescribed course. It is fast, easy, and very convenient for the learner.

2) Email course to team: This option is designed for a company who wishes to email a course(s) to a group of employees. This method makes sharing AB-1825 courses easy.

3) LMS: This option enables a company to download a course(s) and put it on an individual LMS system to be streamed to other employees. This form of distribution is preferable for large companies.

Here are a list of the most popular training courses offered on OpenSesame (You can also see a complete list of OpenSesame's AB 1825 Courses or general Sexual Harassment Training):

Course Title Seller Price Length
AB 1825: Sexual Harassment Prevention for Managers Syntrio $24.99 ** 2 hrs
Harassment Prevention for Managers The Inside Coach $32.00 ** 2 hrs
Sexual Harassment: A Commonsense Approach - Interactive (California Managers) Kantola Productions $25.95 2 hrs
Workplace Harassment: Prevention and the Law for Supervisors Myca Multimedia $30.00** 2 hrs
Sexual Harassment Prevention (CA/CT) We Comply $50.00** 2 hrs
Sexual Harassment Prevention for Managers CA AB 1825 V3
and Sexual Harassment Prevention for Managers V2 (Courses must be taken together)
Pure Safety $39.90 2 hr 44 min
What Supervisors Need to Know about Discriminatory Harassment (CA) HR Train $25.00 2 hrs

** Volume Discount Available

If you're ready to get started using online training to prevent an expensive, time consuming sexual harassment suit, email us at for more information or to try any of these courses out with a demo license.