New York

What do you need to know? – It’s Mandatory.

Ryley Learning offers an animated, engaging sexual harassment e-learning course that complies with New York State’s and New York City’s new(ish) training requirements. New York employers can be sure they are delivering training that exceeds the minimum standards.

What are the requirements?

As of October 2018, New York State employers (regardless of the number of employees) must provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training. Reference.

Sexual harassment is unlawful pursuant to the New York Human Rights Law § 296.1 (codified as N.Y. Executive Law, Article 15), and the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII (codified as 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.). Reference.

If your company operates in NYC, the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act also applies. Effective April 2019, New York City employers with 15 or more employees must ensure all employees are trained annually. Reference.


Our course is compliant with all of the following:

New York State Compliance

Be interactive
Include an explanation of sexual harassment consistent with guidance issued by the Department of Labor in consultation with the Division of Human Rights
Include examples of unlawful sexual harassment
Include information concerning the federal and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment
Include information concerning employees’ rights of redress and all available forums for adjudicating complaints Include information addressing conduct by supervisors and additional responsibilities for supervisors
Recommended: Be web-based, with questions asked of employees

NYC Compliance

An explanation of sexual harassment as a form of unlawful discrimination under NYC Human Rights Law
A statement that sexual harassment is also a form of unlawful discrimination under state and federal law
A description of what sexual harassment is, along with examples of behavior that constitutes sexual harassment
Information about bystander intervention with resources on how to engage in bystander intervention
Information about the internal complaint process available to employees to address sexual harassment complaints
The complaint processes available through the NYC Commission on Human Rights, the New York State Division of Human Rights and the EEOC, including contact information
Retaliation – what it is, why it is prohibited under the law and examples of activities that are protected against retaliation
Responsibilities of supervisors and managers to prevent sexual harassment and retaliation, and measures to address complaints
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